Boekanier (57) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black beer with a pretty solid tan head, leaves some lacing. Complex aroma: chocolate, coffee dark malts. Taste: sweet, slightly smokey alcohol, bitter fenolic Moutfeel: soft, a bit oily, effervescent. Although it appears a bit too sweet in my opinion, still a excellent and well-brewed beer.
VictorSA (181) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ett år gammel flaske. Myk og søt med litt krydret preg. Lett friskhet og mild bitterhet i avslutningen med mer sjokolade. Skikkelig god! Drukket til taco. (26.08.15)
andrepintado (1980) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from cerveteca lisboa, portugal. Dark color with thin beige head. Super smooth body. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Aroma is coffee, liquorice, light fruit, herby. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, herbs. Lovely beer.
mmyohane (83) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma has coffee, bitter dark chocolate and vanilla. Alcohol is present. Pours black with a small head that leaves beautiful lacing. Taste has medium bitterness and medium sweetness. Salty licorice, ash. Full body with average carbonation. Long bitter, malty and ashy finish. An excellent beer!
vinivini (750) - BELARUS - JUL 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown to black liquid, outstanding creamy beige to brown head. It’s not laces, it’s a thick ring covering the whole surface of glass. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, american hops, earth, dry fruit. Creamy palate, medium to full body. Alcohol not obvious. The taste is bittersweet with all the notes of aroma present plus brown bread, brandy, portwine. Excellent balance. Smooth and rich. Very nice.
Alengrin (3396) - BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Collaboration between Nögne Ö and Terrapin, with a dense and regularly structured, creamy, yellow beige head and ink black colour, totally opaque at first, but revealing itself to actually be a hazy dark burgundy in the last drops. Pleasant sweet, spicy and malty aroma of warm chocolate sauce with cognac, gingerbread, dried banana, black pepper, rye bread, dried banana, kahlua, pipe tobacco, shortbread, toast, raisins, candied figs, hints of vanilla, red wine, dried grapefruit peel, liquorice, brambleberries, coffee beans, pine needles (i.e. American hops almost like in a black IPA but much more subtle) - something new seems to pop up every time I take a sniff. Tangy onset of condensed candied fruits, dates, raisins, with only a ’narrow’ trail of sweetness, paired with a deep rye sourishness and spiciness, soft carbo with a very creamy, velvety, thick body, flowing into the throat like fresh cream; a liquorice-like flavour plays somewhere in the middle, over a deep, thickly layered malt backbone, caramelly in the most noble sense of the word, nutty, bitter chocolatey and lightly coffeeish in the end, with just a dash of bittering espresso on the back of the tongue, further reinforced with peppery, piney, dried citrus peel hop bitterness, lingering fruitiness and warming, brandy-like alcohol; the overall impression is very malty but deeply, softly spicy as well (likely the rye effect mixing with the hops), with a perfect balance between sweet and bitter. Smooth, clean, pleasantly warming and technically perfect imperial porter. I am not yet familiar with Terrapin’s beers, but the Nögne Ö quality stamp is unmistakably there.
AlainG (1545) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Le liquide a l’apparence d’une huile à moteur usée lorsqu’on le verse dans un verre. Une mousse brune paresseuse le recouvre. Les odeurs sont de grains grillés, de mélasse, de vanille avec des élans épicés. Les saveurs sont de lait au chocolat, de garnitures de carré aux dattes et d’herbes variées. Bizarrement, toutes ces particularités; arômes et flaveurs, sont sourdes et étouffées, comme si elles étaient intimidées par la viscosité du liquide. C’est une belle caresse au gosier. (Batch 1275) (230515)
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from BierKompass. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aromas of chocolate at first with some spiciness and maybe dark fruits. Taste is really nice with chocolate and dark malts at first, spiciness and hoppy notes following. Medium body with medium carbonation.
Dzhigga (258) - Kirov, RUSSIA - JUL 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Almost black color with thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dry plums. Taste is lightly sweet with mild bitter finish. Oily texture. Full-bodied. Finish is long, roasty. Nice porter!
Niller (970) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen. (Nøgne Ø Takeover 24/06/2015). Pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, toffee notes, cocoa. Full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice roasted creamy finish.
Desverger (4309) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (Nøgne Ø Takeover 24/06/2015) - pours black with a off-white/beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, dark fruits (prominent plum), with chocolate, some caramel sweetness, cocoa, roasted finish.