Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Porter
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Dark malts provide flavors of coffee and dried fruit. Recommended serving temperature 10°C/50°F. Try with dark chocolate, cheese, or red meat dishes.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, caramel, black malt, and chocolate malt; Centennial and Northern Brewer hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

16.5° P, 30 IBU, 7 ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (2161) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma smoke, roasted, alcohol. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is malt-centered, but there is decent supporting bitterness. Smoked, chocolate, light light coffee. Overall smooth mouthfeel, no astringency, very easy drinking. Very good beer, long roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arsol (608) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Bortimot svart farge med beige skum. Lukter kaffe, karamell og svisker. Fyldig og nydelig i munnfølelse. Kaffe og fruktigheten kommer godt fram i smaken. Fin bitter avslutning. En meget god porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5823) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks good; a cloudy dark cola with off-white lacing. Smells sold; dark malt, chocolate, and caramel. Tastes like it smells, but more roasty than sweet. Solid on the palate with a bit of bitterness. A nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1506) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OllieBBommel (1123) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle@vacation. Head: nice beige. Colour: ruby brown. Aroma: spicy hops, malt. Taste: light sour, medium bitter. Palate: smooth, dry, bitter finish, low CO2. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (280) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
Black, brown color with a small beige head. Black coffee, bready malts and a lot of smoke with hints of salt and toffee - unexpected smokiness which works exeptional well with the earthy, bitter character of this beer. Fantastic, very unexprected taste for a Porter. Fascinating interaction between bitter coffee and earthy, bready malts, coated up by sweet toffee hints. On top of that, there is a gentle smokiness wich adds a fantastic complexity to the beer, along with a chewy salt infusion. Those different tastes are in perfect balance, which leads to a enjoyable, complex, warm Porter with a soft, smooth mouthfeel. Unexpected bitter for a beer of this style, but very convincing, with smokiness acting as the cherry on top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhyshewer (71) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma: Lemon, Leather, Cereal, Dark chocolate. Appearance: Black, Medium tan head. Taste: Sour beginning moving to Sweet Chocolate middle and a roast finish. Palate: Smooth, medium bodied, mild carbonation with a slight bitter finish. Overall: Smooth, rich porter. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (246) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Fine example of a porter. Almost black with a good head and lacing, medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Roasted malts arrive first on the nose, and mingle with milky coffee and chocolate in the taste. The tang of the fruit comes at the finish to round it off very nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andy_ (776) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
This beer is dark brown, almost black, ruby red against the light. The head is mocha colored, persistent and huge, leaving lacing. Aroma has chocolate, roasted malts, toffeey sweetness, latte coffee and some licoricy saltiness. Flavor is upfront roasted malty with coffee and bitterness. Palate is thicker than medium and soft with stinging bitterness. Finishes with heavy bitterness, ashy roastiness and acidic coffee. Alcohol heats but doesn’t taste or reek at all. A totally enjoyable porter that could also go for an American style Stout. BBE says this is 13 months old but the hops still make a great bitterness and it has not gone bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dosantos (14) - - JUN 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2014 Chocolate, coffee, dark malts notes, wood and dried fruits aroma. Dark brown color, with medium tan head, persistent lacing. Medium to full body, smooth and creamy. Coffee, chocolate, wood, dried fruits, malt, yeast. Balanced between the sweetness and the bitterness. An incredible porter.

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