OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 9, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 Leave it to the Norsk to create such a good brew. The best porter i have had since Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter. Awesome smoked malt and roasty chocolate coffee taste. Totally a bad ass beer.
LucaM (3) - - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing porter. Well structured, with strong choccolate upfront in the nosing. It’s almost like someone is throwing dark choccolate powder at your nostrils. Cream, vanilla ice cream at first...salted liquirice in the backgroud. Extremely creamy and well structured, had a second bottle after the first one.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Biero. Masterpiece. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy white head.
Florya (582) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
How: Bottle. Appearance: Black with tan head.. Aroma:chocolate, roasted coffee . Palate: full bodied, nice long finish
Gorbalev (2980) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Huge, huge thanks to blankboy for sharing his bottle of this with me. Very dark brown, small bubbly brown head. Great aroma - chocolaty, rich, roast, wow! Taste is just as good if not better. Rich bitter roast, sweet chocolate. Nice bitter linger. Full bodied. Complex, yet so drinkable. Probably the best porter I have ever had and one of the best beers I have ever had.
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have a winner for rating #2800. From a bottle, new arrival at John’s Grocery. The body is very dark brown, near black with traces or garnet at the edges when held to light. The head is long lasting and medium khaki colored. The aroma is rich roasted coffee with some good hot chocolate. There is also a hint of fresh peas. The taste is lightly roasted almonds with some espresso in the finish. There is a little bit of bread crust and even some tangerines in the finish. The body is relatively thin and smooth. Everything I look for in a porter. This is a great beer, not just an amazing porter.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nøgne Ø Porter is a dim, dark brown ale with a thin, dense, beige head that leaves excellent lacing on the glass. It smells dark and complex, with a lot of roasty coffee. It’s medium bodied, smooth and clean in the mouth. It’s not sweet. The flavor is well balanced and roasty like coffee. There are notes of dark chocolate and cassis. For some reason, I was expecting a Baltic Porter, but this is more bitter and complex. This is a delicious beer.
khhoeie (50) - NORWAY - JUL 30, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh my! This half litre of beer is like nothing else! Tasty and dark. Perfect beer! Highly recommended!
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NORSAND (37) - - JAN 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Brewed 3rd July 2006)
Appearance: Dark, dark brown, almost black. Towards the rim brown with a reddish element, like dark caramel. Nice, lasting, beige coloured head.
Nose: Dark, sweet maltiness, sweet, medium dark honey & medium dark chocolate combined, dark roast coffee, smoke. After a while some bottle aroma develops too.
Taste / palate: Rounded, dark bitterness, a little sweetness, appealing, thick & full bodied. Medium carbonation, very small bubbles. Long aftertaste. Very well balanced.
Great 7,5 year old port!!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours midnight brown w/ a tall lasting froth. Even though this brew was right out of the fridge it managed to push up a ton of foam. Great effort. The lacing is sticky, lasting, and fluffy w/ a thick downy canopy. Aromas of roasted coffee and dusty Belgian malts. Full nectar w/ soft and oily residual effers. A big, chewy, mocha basted, gluttonous malt backbone w/ a forward roast component comprise the general disposition here. Dry as a bone w/ heavily roasted coffee bean, leather, degrated darkfruit skins. The finish is bittered well w/ a rather strong hop profile. This is a huge beer. Strong w/ a serious attitude. Drinks like molten dark chocolate. I’ll bet it will benefit from some serious aging. I’m gonna toss a few in the age basket. Highly recommended.