# 100 - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 380 | Reviews: 248 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SleepyMonk:
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Chilled 500ml brown glass bottle with plain and decidedly "home brew" looking label thats all business. Other than the brewers logo and brew name the label is comprised of Norwegian text. Google translate gave me some help and a little common sense indicates that this brew is from batch number 365 and best before 28 May 2013. This one was brewed on 28 May 2008 and I am consuming at 8 June 2009.
Pours into a tulip glass with a solid amount of 3 finger head and presents as a deep tan color. As the head drops away slowly we see thick, if not creamy, lacing.
Held in front of the face the body is straight up black. Even held up to the light the black remains, indeed it wasn't until the glass was held next to a halogen bulb that any color emerged. That color was blood red, it was very much accurate to blood.
Aroma is dominated with a saturated hops smell supported by brown sugars and roasted dark fruits. Whilst the head was settling those hops where a little drowned out by a medicinal theme. Interestingly that disappeared as the brew was moved about and warmed up.
I will be honest here and say that my first impression upon tasting this beer was that it had been over hyped. The first sip was so intense in dark flavor and resin mouthfeel that I thought i'd be sick. That was over really quickly as that intensity gave way to some very well crafted tastes.
That dark resin upon initial taste becomes a well driven malt cut with roasted fruits, its almost a christmas fruit cake in a beer!
The mouthfeel is grainy with a herb spice twang. The alcohol is noticeable throughout the entire mouthfeel spectrum but at 10% thats bound to happen.
Quick summary: It looks like blood if you hold it to the light, it smells like a bucket full of hops and cake mix and it tastes like that too except with some damn fine malt thrown in for god measure.
If ever there was a late cold night sipper this was it, warms you up lie a log fire. Very damn nice indeed.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2009 13:28:17 | More by SleepyMonk
More User Reviews:
Nova Scotia (Canada)
1.93/5 rDev -52.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Split a 500 ml bottle Nov.30th
A: looked pretty good Nice Brownish Deep Amber colour, Tan'Offwhite head
S: Subtle, faint notes of caramel and chocolate trying to make their presence known
T: Oxidized full on Cardboard bomb. Lingered over powered even the booze.
M: Slightly thinner than i hoped and the faint carbonation didnt help.
O: Not what i was expecting i checked the bottle best before stamp it had two numbers on it 2 years apart should of been in the clear. might need another look if a new shipment comes in
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2013 08:49:24 | More by Relik
# 100 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
90 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.