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Nøgne Ø Julenatt

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


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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Labeled as Klin Kokos, bottle. Pours black, bit of soapy tan head. Nose is coconutty, like someone mixed a bit of perfumey pina colada in with a very dry porter. Not really bitter or hoppy, just dry. Flavor follows suit - a reserved porter, dry, not quite roasty but almost, with a big coconut note that isn’t quite natural tasting emerging towards the finish and bashing down any chance of a substantive malt body. Layered. It isn’t bad, by any stretch - to be honest, I was really sold on this by the time I finished. I would have been more than happy to drink another. The coconut presence is bigger than expected, spicy, carrying hints of vanilla, and coupled with a dry malt note that’s roasty in a completely non-assertive sort of way, makes for an interesting beer. Really? Really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Near black with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, cocoa and dried fruit. Roasted flavour with chocolate and a strong ashy note. Dry and somewhat thin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2185) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
Årgång 2005. Väldigt gott, lagom bittert, choklad smak (likt chochlate stout) men inte lika krämig eller mastig. Väldigt gott. Glöm ej att det är ofiltrerat det finns en bottensats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4753) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of Inbreak and shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew on Christmas Tasting 2012. Cheers for cellaring and sharing this long-lost Nøgne Ø beer Inbreak; never thought I’d get to rate this! :-) Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a small light beige head. Aroma is vanilla, raisins, port wine, sour-ish oxidated hints, dark chocolate and ashes. Nice, and quite pungent. Taste is ashes, licorice, vanilla, raisins, port wine-like oxidation notes, caramel, chocolate and hints of earthy sour-ish yeast tones. Thin body, very soft carbonation. I suspect some of the body has been basically oxidized away and this is definitely past its prime. Regardless, a fine ale and a very nice Christmas "ticker bonus" for all of us in Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5726) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Black colour with a beige head that leaves a fine lacing. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Full body with fine mild sweetness and some bitterness. Nice complexity in the flavour. Coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and a light fruitiness.
[Bottle from a trade with Yngwie]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
Vintage 2004 courtesy of Yngvar. Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, liquorice and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. Soft and smooth. 241112

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (9633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
500mL bottle, pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma smells infected or just plain expired, with sour medicinal notes, sour berries, and cough syrup. Flavour of cough syrup, sour berries, medicinal notes, and mulled wine. Definitely either past its prime or infected (probably the former). I can see what it would’ve or should’ve been, but this is quite offensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012
Tastes like a mixture of coconut liqueur and a thin stout. It has an aroma of malibu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
Pours a very nice light brown head, which leaves nice lacing. Aromas filed with aromas, difficult to separate them. Tastes of dark chocolate, dried dark fruits and roasted malts. A very nice holiday ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle (dmg notes). Nice head. Tar in aroma. Slightly acidic flavour with notes of dirt. Remembered it to be better (the last readable part on the note).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle shared by Derek. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Touches of smokiness, malt and roast, toast and burning coconut. Very interesting aromas. Medium bodied, smokey and toasty, slightly sweet and definite age. Somewhat burnt rubber flavors. Lingering burnt notes. Still very interesting, but I don’t think I’m a big fan.

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