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

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RATINGS: 1109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


subcombicio's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
subcombicio (167) - Marghera, - JUL 5, 2012
una gran bella porter che si sa distinguere dalle molte altre in circolazione. carattere deciso e note di caffè emergono principalmente.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fdomig (803) - München, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2016
500ml bottle at Balestrand, Norway. Aroma is coffee, toffee. Appearance is dark black with a brown foam. Taste ist bitter and light sour. Dry. Medium carbonation. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1109) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Pours black with a brown head. It has good head retention with good lacing. It has aromas of chocolate, some coffee, roast, and a bit of citrus. There are flavors of chocolate, coffee, roast, a bit of citrus and dried fruit. It has a moderate body on the high side with fairly high carbonation. It has a moderately bitter finish with mild alcohol warmth. Overall this is a porter with excellent combination of malts with complexity between the chocolate and roast and a surprisingly hoppy bite to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PowY (146) - - AUG 7, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a light brown creamy head. The aroma is full of roasted malts with cacao and a nuttily-woddy note. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Could be a little bit more creamy. Light to medium sweetness and a very light bitterness and some acidic notes. Taste ofroasted malts - molasse - with some sweet berries. Nice finish with that again features the roasted malts and adds a further dimension to the beer. Very nice porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle @ home. Opaque black color, medium to full sized brown head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, soft roast and some coffee roast. Taste malts, bitter, dark malts, light roast, lightly hops and a slight touch of chocolate. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (481) - POLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle. Sensoric. Jet black with big, densed, light brown head. Medicare head retention and lacing. Nice, medium roasted malts aroma - mainly milk chocolate, cocoa and some coffee. Also somewhere in the background dried fruits, smooth toffee area, lightly smokey. Trace of booze noticable. Taste is lightly bitter, little acidic and dryish. Medium body, creamy and oily texture, average carbonation, finish is milk chocolate, lightly bitter and semi-dry. In overall nice and interesting porter. Highly drinkable, definitely worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1644) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2016
bottle thanks to Klimaet. Pours a pitch black with a nice, tan head. Aroma has raisins, smokey malts, tar, licorice, chocolate, coffee, slight ashy. Taste is sweet, very roasty, again slight ash and a quite hoppy bitter after taste. Quite a lot of caramel too. Average to low carbonation and a semi-full, oily texture.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nonshaugen (421) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2016
50 cl, bottle fermented, batch #1599. Jet black, thick creamy brownish tan head, looks fantastic. Lovely aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is creamy, rich, bitter and well carbonated. Flavours of dark bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and tobacco smoke, long aftertaste. This batch was brewed quite recently, so it may benefit of ageing for a year or two.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padedze (16) - - JUN 8, 2016
A good pour but with no head. Molasses and dark roast malt on the nose. Chocolate and licorice with a hint of coffee and a touch of hop bitterness. Carbonation is bold. This is a nice thick bodied beer that is well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1378) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
50cl bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Smells of roasted malts, smoke, chocolate. The taste follows the same notes, roasty and well balanced, with some brewed coffee thrown into the mix. Medium bodied, low carbonation and a bitter chocolate aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3923) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Pours black with a finger of light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, German sausage, light molasses. Taste is roasty bitter with a mild chocolate sweet finish. Light and creamy body with soft carbonation.


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