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Nøgne Ø Julenatt

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Porter
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5831) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Interesting nose of coconut, roast, and some noticeable alcohol. Smells like barrel perhaps, even though it is not. Perhaps its lightly tart, that might be it. Dark brown pour, thin tan head. Flavors of roast, a touch tart, some coconut sweetness shows up as well. Roasty dry finish. Nice use of coconut in the base beer as it does not overwhelm, it just makes its presence known.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle:   Black, thin light beige head, little lacing.   Faint Vanilla on top of charred malts, little campfire and charred wood/ash.   Roasty on the tongue, a little thin but flavorful.   Large amounts of ash on the backside.   Could stand to be a bit heavier.   Some lactose like sweetness on the exit.   This one just isn’t doing it for me.   Too ashy.   Wished the vanilla came through more on the tongue but it didn’t.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12969) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle as Klin Kokos. Pours really dark brown with a three finger dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate over dark malt and dark fruit. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is bubble gum? over dark malt and dark fruit and coffee. Nutty. This is far off the normal track. Some medium dark chocolate comes forth after a bit. There are spicey notes. All in all this is very uncommon stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2009
Pours black with a light brown short lived head. Aroma of chocolate, cappucino, coffee and faint alcohol. Flavor is sweet and roasted coffee. Remarkably short finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth milky texture. Easy to drink. A delight! We discovered after a while that it was 5 months past it’s date, but there was no damage to the beer. Brewed in 2005.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gyllenbock (6334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2009
(Klin Kokos) Bottle in Copenhagen, bought at Barley Wine. The color was almost pitch black, the foam was thick with a nice tan color. At first I thought the aroma reminded somewhat of a sour version of the swedish Christmas soft drink called "Julmust". The aroma and taste of coconut was weak. The beer was sweet, a little sour and rather thin. Worst beer from Nøgne Ø which I have tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6920) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2009
Bottled @ Cardinal. Pours almost pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of coconut ,chocolate and vanilla. Taste is smooth, coconut, roasted dark malts and some bitterness, included some sour notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle of unknown vintage, Klin Kokos #1396 - Thanks BuckeyeBoy! - Pours dk brown with a medium tan head...aroma is dry and toasty, grainy with touches of dark fruit...flavour is incredibly odd, olive brine, oil, roasted wood, maybe some coconut but I just didn’t get it, dark fruity malt in taste as well, didnt care for this one at all but I was the minority...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (3019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2009
(Klin Kokos): Bottle - thanks to BuckeyeBoy. Dark brown pour with a bubbly brown head. Sweet and potent aroma is full of coconut oil / extract. Kinda boozey. Taste is sweet and malty, light roast and faint coconut. Nutty. Gets a little watery in the end...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (3734) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2009
24-OCT-2009, bottle @home. Past drink before date Klin Kokos. That gave me a 20% reduction at Barley Wine. Cannot imagin it could be better in its youth? Brown, with nice lasting head. Curious, I put my nose in the glass. Is it really coconut? Yes, it is. If not from Nøgne Ø, where would you find that acceptable? Well, dependant on wether you like coconut or not, you may like it or hate it. I am sceptical, but it is no way near sun oil, just a nice, but still funny coconut flavour. The palate is somewhat watery in the middle, but the aftertaste is quite nice. Not strong, not very burnt, just a nice little porter with coconut:-)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Vintage of Klin Kokos from Barley wine, Copenhagen, DK. Brown with small head. Aroma of coconut and roasted malt. Flavor of old coconut fat and some vanilla.

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