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


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RATINGS: 1082   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Like the other Nogne beer I sampled, this one has that nice hoppy bitterness, except this time its more subdued and has a somewhat fruit-laden sweet tone with dark malts and chocolate hints. I enjoyed this beer by myself at Cooper’s Seafood after packing stuff for my 84 year old grandma. I feel the alcohol is well hidden but was tired so maybe it wasn’t as noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Pours very dark, near pitch black, with a one finger tan head that fades qui8ckly to a thin cap. The resulting lacing forms sheets in the glass, but does not stick all that well. Smell; very roasty, with dark chocolate and coffee, and little bit of a sourness. Taste; as with the aroma the flavor is very much dark roasted malts, eith some chocolate and coffee. There’s also a little nit of a hop bitterness followed by a touch of a charred flavor and little bit of sour. This is a very good porter. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, which is my only real complaint about this beer, and there’s a bit of warming in the back of the throat. The drinkabiliity is very good as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8000) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 1, 2007
This black ale poured with a frothy dark tan head that quickly diminished. This is a very chewy brew with a rich chocolate malt flavor and a coffee finish. Almost tastes like a dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle. Black body with a big fluffy brown head. Moderate aroma of cocoa , sweet malt, and a tiny hint of roast is lovely but a bit too understated. Flavour is lovely, with light roast malt, and bitterness accenting a sweet malty flavour with some light fruit notes. Exceptionally well balanced, the lingering chocolaty roast in the aftertaste is enjoyable, showing a bit more of a coffee-like character than the initial flavour. Alcohol is deceptive. Smooth medium body. (3+) Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Pours a opaque brown with a medium tan head. Aroma loses me, perhaps it is the different water but it seems metallic and a little thin. This goes along with the taste, yes the chocolate and roasted malts were there but it lacked a certain viscosity. An average beer with an ABV that is sure to boost it. I was reluctant to buy this beer due to the label reminding me of the old Warner Bros "Batman" series game with Nintendo and the purple "O" was like the Riddler part, which I hated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aromas of roasted malts. Flavors of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Perhaps a bitr too thin of a body for an otherwise robust porter. Bitter finish that lasts and a bit of spiciness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Rerate: Bottle @ de Molen, small sample. Lots of licorice and roasted malts. Basicly like I described it before, but it felt a bit less creamy and complex and more forward on the roast. Downgrading a bit to 3.6 Original rate, 4.0: Clear dark brown color, big brown head. Good strong porter aroma, coffee, licorice, some roasted malt, dried fruit. Good creamy texture. Roasted taste, bitter, coffee, some chocolat. Very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2007
This has an intensely dark brown body with a thick ’n’ creamy tan head. The aroma is filled with coffee and bittersweet chocolate while having undertones of dark fruits. Roasted barley blends in with the chocolate and coffee in the flavor while a nutty bitterness grows in potency. Well crafted and tasty.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Bottle. Good, but not great. A bit watery in the finish. Tons of coffee and chocolate up front, but finish takes away from the beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Poured a very dark brown. Slight frothy head. Incredible amount of chocolate, and a good, smooth, creamy mouthfeel. This isn’t an over the top porter, but I think it’s one of the best I’ve had. Well balanced, and easy drinking. Enjoyed every ounce of it. Definitely worth seeking out.

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