JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Labeled as Klin Kokos, bottle.
Pours black, bit of soapy tan head.
Nose is coconutty, like someone mixed a bit of perfumey pina colada in with a very dry porter. Not really bitter or hoppy, just dry.
Flavor follows suit - a reserved porter, dry, not quite roasty but almost, with a big coconut note that isn’t quite natural tasting emerging towards the finish and bashing down any chance of a substantive malt body. Layered. It isn’t bad, by any stretch - to be honest, I was really sold on this by the time I finished. I would have been more than happy to drink another. The coconut presence is bigger than expected, spicy, carrying hints of vanilla, and coupled with a dry malt note that’s roasty in a completely non-assertive sort of way, makes for an interesting beer. Really? Really.
bergstaden (2676) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you Meilby for sharing the bottle - Black with a brown head - Malt aroma with some woody notes - Malt body with hints of roasted malt and some woody notes as well - The malt goes into the finish - This was nice
Inbreak (5126) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating rerated 01.12.2015, (last) 0,5l bottle (vintage 2006, batch #256 bbd. 02.09.2009) shared with friends @ home:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild and slightly dry roasted, dark malts, chocolate, caramel, toasted coconut, mild whisky, grass, minerals, oak, hints of unripe banana and licorice. Taste is slightly dry watery, weeds, dark malts, minerals, grass, ashes, burnt caramel, chocolate, paper, sour-ish burnt coffee. Medium bitterness, watery and mineraly mouthfeel. Probably way over the top by now, as the taste and mouthfeel is watery. But it’s still very nice, and I really whish they’ll start making this one again, as it was always my favorite Christmas beer from Nøgne...
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle was from 2009 and had lost a lot of it’s coconut flavour, tasted like cough syrup and obviously this Klin Kokos was dead in the bottle.
Christian (13142) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, cocoa and dried fruit. Roasted flavour with chocolate and a strong ashy note. Dry and somewhat thin
Lilja (2992) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Årgång 2005. Väldigt gott, lagom bittert, choklad smak (likt chochlate stout) men inte lika krämig eller mastig. Väldigt gott. Glöm ej att det är ofiltrerat det finns en bottensats.
ClubGonzo (5576) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of Inbreak and shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew on Christmas Tasting 2012. Cheers for cellaring and sharing this long-lost Nøgne Ø beer Inbreak; never thought I’d get to rate this! :-) Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a small light beige head. Aroma is vanilla, raisins, port wine, sour-ish oxidated hints, dark chocolate and ashes. Nice, and quite pungent. Taste is ashes, licorice, vanilla, raisins, port wine-like oxidation notes, caramel, chocolate and hints of earthy sour-ish yeast tones. Thin body, very soft carbonation. I suspect some of the body has been basically oxidized away and this is definitely past its prime. Regardless, a fine ale and a very nice Christmas "ticker bonus" for all of us in Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. :-)
Cunningham (7387) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour with a beige head that leaves a fine lacing. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Full body with fine mild sweetness and some bitterness. Nice complexity in the flavour. Coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and a light fruitiness.
[Bottle from a trade with Yngwie]
Rasmus40 (18795) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2004 courtesy of Yngvar. Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, liquorice and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. Soft and smooth. 241112
mcberko (16033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500mL bottle, pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma smells infected or just plain expired, with sour medicinal notes, sour berries, and cough syrup. Flavour of cough syrup, sour berries, medicinal notes, and mulled wine. Definitely either past its prime or infected (probably the former). I can see what it would’ve or should’ve been, but this is quite offensive.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes like a mixture of coconut liqueur and a thin stout. It has an aroma of malibu.