Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Porter
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Norwegian: Imperial Rye Porter er et mørkt og karakterfylt øl brygget av Spike og Kjetil. Det beste fra to bryggerier!

English: Imperial Rye Porter is a dark ale weith lots of character, brewed by Spike and Kjetil. The best of both worlds!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bygdis (4) - - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
My favourite porter. This is a absolutely great porter. Best one i ever tasted

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a smallish light brown head. I get some of the grains in the nose, but some roasting and chocolate really is forward in the nose. Taste is quite similar, with a hint of sweetness up front but a tad bit of bitterness on the back end. Really smooth and easy drink. I like it muchly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
You can really taste and smell that smoked rye. Hops and yeast are awesome. Has a slight Belgium character in the finish. Cracked rye. Chocolate, toasty, bitter and sharp. Very little sweetness if at all. Must try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eluosiren (128) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 15, 2014
This Porter is like a piece of coffee chocolate in your mouth. It’s quite expensive yet wore every penny you spent

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2015
Great pitch black colour, little to no head. Great whiskey, licorice, wood, smoky nose. Also some raisin and sour cherry. Fantastic taste, very round yet bitter, perfect balance. Just a little bit too sweet, just a little, not much... Other than that an amazing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (5173) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Comes out of the bottle a deep, warm sable with a very thick tan head that sticks around for a bit and leaves some generous lacing. The sample I got fizzed quite a bit, but at least I didn’t get a miniature Old Faithful the way I have on occasion. Rich, smoky aroma has notes of molasses, quality coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and toffee. Lip-smacking flavor fills the mouth with roast malt, quality coffee, caramel, wood, licorice and hops plus a noticeable alcohol nip. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has good fizz and leaves a slightly sweet, slightly hop bitter, smoky and tingly finish. The offspring of Terrapin and Nogne-O is a beautiful child!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
No_bongo (10) - NORWAY - DEC 19, 2012
Black and creamy. Sweet and mellow. The vanilla feel is wild! Great beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wischylini (265) - Grimstad, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
Pours clear, very dark reddish brown, almost black. Forms a very nice, light brown head that sits for quite some time and leaves a nice lacing on the sides of the snifter. Aromas on the nose are dominated by spices, pepper and a dry, dusty smokiness and woody aromas too. The alcohol content is amazingly not that noticeable on the aromas. Aromas on the tongue are quite similar to those already mentioned, but with a nice dark tinge to it. The taste is semi-sweet, with a nice somewhat dry finish, and a lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for a hefty and complex porter like this, but in a good way. This beer is excellent; one of the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (429) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 Zwart olieachtig bier met mokkakleurige schuimkraag die langzaamaan inzakt. Volle bak koffie en chocolade en beetje vanille in de neus en in de mond. Klein chocolade en koffie-bittertje in de afdronk. Bier perfect in balans. Alweer een topper van Nogne.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2012
This is an excellent beer. Thick and a bit smoky, it has a chewy dark chocolate flavor to it. A little milky flavors to it. Pretty good.

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