overall
99
97
style
Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Porter
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Norwegian: Imperial Rye Porter er et mørkt og karakterfylt øl brygget av Spike og Kjetil. Det beste fra to bryggerier!

English: Imperial Rye Porter is a dark ale weith lots of character, brewed by Spike and Kjetil. The best of both worlds!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Medium brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some rye, coffee, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chococoffee, some grapefruit/earthy, light rye. Medium-full body, low carbonation, fairly smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (13563) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Draught at CBC. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Fantastic wonderfull complex heavy bitter flavior. Long great finish. Outstanding palate. World class beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13330) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. It pours very dark with a small beige head. The nose is light roasted malt, dark fruit, berry and earth. The taste is rather fruity as well, dried fruit, berry, bitter-sweet aspect, light roast, spice, brown bread, cocoa and some alcohol warmth. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Good balance and flavour. Rather drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Half liter bottle from Oak Tree Buy Rite, S. Plainfield. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large frothy dark brown head. Good head retention. Roasted malt, chocolate, rye aroma with some fruitiness. The taste is strong rye, nuts, roast, honey, chocolate and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Quite tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (13080) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Festival, May 2012. Black with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with chocolate, a fine touch of coffee and a fruity note. Sweet and full bodied dark malty flavour with lots of chocolate and a citrus hoppy finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12932) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Tap at Mikkeller bar. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee and licorice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, creamy and lightly bubbly tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, earthy, and chocolate malt, figs, prunes, and raisin esters with earthy and woody hops. Flavor is malt dominant, lightly sweet dark chocolate, earthy and spicy rye, prune and licorice notes with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
Tap @ CBC, 2012.
Pours black with a fine, creamy, beige head. Super lacing. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, clear rye, light coffee and some lactose sweetness. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and super-creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, light bitterness, coffee, rye spiciness. Long, lingering bitter finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12247) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 08/09/2012. Brownish-black pour with a medium tan head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lace on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and hops. Medium to full body with a roasty malt character and notes of hops, coffee and anise. The finish is mildly bitter coffee and licorice. Above average Porter overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12037) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, rye, malt, overripe dark fruits. Flavor is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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