Porter - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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4.04/5 rDev -0.5%
Served in a bottle at Valhalla in New York, NY
A: Pours a clear yet opaque jet black in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some dark amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to slightly heavier than moderate amounts of roasted malts with some light notes of anise/licorice.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted malts with lighter notes of bittersweet chocolate and some roasted coffee. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness are present.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish.
O: Easy to drink with enough complexity to keep it interesting - I could easily have another one of these and enjoy it even though it is more of a slow sipper.
07-03-2013 22:11:51 | More by dbrauneis
3.5/5 rDev -13.8%
A - Gusher. Black pour, huge beige head of thick and fluffy dark beige. Strong carbonation, good soapy lace, half finger retention.
S - Chocolate covered cherries, mild roast, coffee. A bit mild for my tastes.
T - Chocolate, earthy, mild hop note, a little roast. Simple but tasty at the same time.
M - Strong carbonation for the style, medium body, sweetness moves to dryness in the finish.
O/D - Potential infection for this bottle as something seemed a bit off, but it that was off, then this beer is pretty solid. Decent flavours and well executed, but not highly drinkable. A good effort nonetheless.
06-28-2013 11:24:18 | More by tbeckett
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
On bottle.Complex and strong porter style.High body with a medium brown head.Little carbonation.Very dark.Smel, choklat, coffe and roasted malts.Flavor with roasted malts again and delicius choklat.More near than Imperial style, really a old style.Great beer
06-15-2013 14:17:23 | More by CERVEZALANDIA
3.93/5 rDev -3.2%
500ml bottle. I just recently learned how to pronounce this brewery's name - dammit, I already forgot.
This beer pours a solid black, with very slight basal cola highlights, and three generous fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and kind of creamy tan head, which leaves a few instances of sparse cloudlet lace around the glass as it lazily bleeds away.
It smells of bittersweet cafe au lait, medium dark chocolate, fairly acidic black fruit - prune and dried cherries, mostly - a hint of rye breadiness, and edgy herbal, musty hops. The taste is big, semi-sweet chocolate malt, with a decent dose of caramel and toffee, mild dry coffee, middling molasses and dried stone fruit, a hint of lactic acid, tremulous earthy hops, and a soft touch of warming alcohol.
The bubbles are a tad prickly, but not in any serious manner, the body a hefty medium weight, and mostly smooth, but for a swirling, late-arriving frothiness. It finishes on the sweet side, the chocolate malt, milk-bolstered coffee, and caramel malt overmatching anything the hops or booze can throw at it.
A pleasurable enough version of the style, amped up to near imperial ABV levels, but you'd hardly know otherwise. Tasty, chocolatey, subtly milky, and offset by a perky fruitiness. Old World meet newish-Old World interpretation. Cool, I suppose.
04-25-2013 03:15:15 | More by biboergosum
3.69/5 rDev -9.1%
500ml bottle poured into tulip 11/4/13
A dark brown with enough clarity to see nearly half way across the glass under the bubbles, a loose two finger head hangs around for a couple sips but leaves no lace
S cold coffee and a slight nutty aspect, faint coco, milk chocolate, prune and plum with some earthy herbal hops and something I can't quite place, almost like a wild yeast but not funky or off just different, its just lacking a little intensity
T more cold coffee and a little hard toffee I didn't smell, still nutty with some more of that interesting yeast profile that I just can't place
M thin for the color but well carbonated, a little slick almost slimy after the fact but it doesn't hurt or help its cause, nutty coco on the finish
O decent beer but considering how much I've been loving this brewery its almost a miss with their standards, its just smells and tastes a little toned down for a 7% Porter I expect just a little more sass
I had very high expectations for this one after falling in love with some of these guys dark monsters, respectable beer but I doubt I'd buy another when it's beside their Imperial Stout on the shelf
04-12-2013 07:15:57 | More by wordemupg
Porter from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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