Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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Reviews by BrownNut:
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
A - 4 - Black. Thick rich tan head
S - 4 - black malt and dark chocolate and something else, almost a fruit
T - 4 - black malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, little woody, rye aftertaste
M - 5 - luxurious thick viscous velvety
O - 4.25 - They say one man's porter is another man's stout and this proves it. Its a stout. Maybe that's the imperial talking. Well done. Not too complex or unique but still a beautiful beer. Great taste and wonderful mouthfeel. A winner.
12-22-2012 03:07:54 | More by BrownNut
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4.11/5 rDev -1.2%
500ml bottle, part of a slew of new Nøgne Ø to hit the shelves in Alberta of late.
This beer pours a very, very dark brown hue, with prominent cola highlights, and three fat fingers of puffy, foamy, and verily creamy tan head, which leaves some streaky tree trunk lace around the glass at it quite lazily recedes.
It smells of fruity caramel malt, sort of the licorice-touched, candied variety, over-sugared milky black coffee, a slightly spicy roasted rye graininess, nougaty chocolate, mild leafy, earthy hops, and a suggestion of metallic alcohol. The taste is dark cocoa powder, semi-sour milk, grainy caramel and rye malt, lightly astringent Nordic licorice, faintly spicy yeast, tart black fruit, and further earthy, leafy, and gently perfumed hops, the 18-proof ABV needling its way in thusly.
The carbonation is light and frothy, the body medium-full in weight (for the style), yet perhaps a tad thin on the ground for its smoothness, and any creaminess is of the airy variety. It finishes surprisingly dry, the rye starting to overtake the caramel for malt direction, the licorice notes going all natively tight and salty, some lactic sourness lingering, and the alcohol starting to sniff around in earnest.
A decent attempt at a - well let's count 'em: one, two, and, we'll say three markups to the base - English Porter. Broken down, this collaboration has added rye malt, ramped up booze, and, yes, Yanks and Norwegians to the mix. The result is interesting, rather flavourful, and drinkable enough, the latent dryness going the long mile in support of that.
02-28-2014 04:30:33 | More by biboergosum
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
Completely opaque with a dark, thin head. Rather inviting aroma of rye, chocolate, and dark fruit. Extremely smooth and complex. Layer upon layer of flavor. Rye and chocolate first, then figs, currants, charred wood, and burnt marshmallows. There is a hint of sweetness followed by a lasting chalky finish. Deceptive 9% ABV.
This is outstanding. Get it.
03-26-2013 01:34:32 | More by McNealc31
3.95/5 rDev -5%
Imperial Rye Porter is a very dark, chocolate fudge color. It’s almost opaque. Holding the glass up to light shows some dark burgundy highlights at the outer edges. Very impressive color nonetheless. A tan crown sits on top and stands just over a finger tall. It’s rather slow to recede, leaving a moderate spotty lacing behind. Good looking stuff.
The nose is good. It kicks off with a nice mix of chocolate and strong coffee. It doesn’t smell all that sweet. Roasted coffee is strong in the mix and really complements the chocolate well. It even adds a slight charred or burnt aroma. Rye is noted and adds a bread-like quality to the overall mix. Secondary scents include various spicy, herbal, and grassy notes. Alcohol is there, but doesn’t come through overly strong. Smells good!
The flavor is every bit as good as the nose, perhaps a little better. The malt base is certainly chocolate. It’s dark and bittersweet. Not much sweet milk chocolate here. Coffee is very bold in flavor and complements the chocolate extremely well. As a coffee fan, I love that! Rye is easily noted. It’s not buried at all. It adds a nice spicy flavor and is a little bread-ish. It’s a little herbal and grassy. Alcohol isn’t overly strong. Finishes with a nicely balanced mix of malty, herbal, and spicy flavors. Impressive.
Imperial Rye Porter has a body that’s on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation seems light and rather soft overall. It still feels just a tad thin for its size. More body would definitely smooth it out. Pretty drinkable stuff though. It’s tasty and goes down easy.
This collaboration between Terrapin Beer Company and Nøgne Ø is definitely impressive. I was a little apprehensive about a mix of dark malts and rye, but it works even better than I’d hoped. This is definitely tasty beer! Grab a bottle while you can!
09-15-2012 02:58:35 | More by prototypic
4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured into a Duvel snifter. Thanks to my friend Julian for this one!
A - A deep, opaque black with a half finger tan head. Good retention.
S - Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, a pinch of hops and a touch of rye.
T - Fair standard here with some chocolate, coffee and big roasted malts, all in good balance. ABV is hidden nicely. Good and simple however an argument may be made that it is a bit plain.
M - The shining point of this one. Carbonation is high for a porter but really lifts this one up a notch. A heavy body coats the palette nicely with a creamy and smooth composition. A bit of rye shines towards the back, adding character. For what is going on here, I cannot see what they could have improved upon.
O - While large this beer is fairly drinkable with a well masked ABV. This is perhaps my favorite brew that Terrapin has touched and I will be on the lookout for more brews from Nonge O. (forgive the lack of proper characters).
08-23-2012 06:41:50 | More by mscudder
4.24/5 rDev +1.9%
500 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like roasted malt, dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, spicy rye, and some molasses. It tastes like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, rye, coffee, wood, and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and has moderate carbonation. It's also smooth and easy enough to drink. I think this is a good overall brew, I'd certainly buy this again. $9.99 a bottle.
02-02-2013 22:39:57 | More by bluejacket74
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Bottle: Poured a deep black color porter with a rather large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light spicy rye notes and some residual sugar notes. Taste is mxi between light dry roasted malt notes with spicy notes of rye also noticeable and some well-balanced residual sugar. Body has a really nice creamy texture with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid porter with rye notes adding further complexity.
09-06-2013 17:38:16 | More by Phyl21ca
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
Poured into a tapered Guinness pint glass. No freshness date.
A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 3/4 inch light brown head that retains quite well before reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a big center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves clots behind on the glass.
S- Chocolatey aroma with a bit of spicy rye and a hint of caramel.
T- Dark roasted malt, milk chocolate and rye all very well-balanced and on the sweeter side which is a plus for me. Alcohol is incredibly well-hidden beneath the deliciousness bringing the drinkability to dangerous levels.
M- Semi-creamy with a robust body and medium carbonation.
O- Plain and simple but incredibly effective. When the Nogne boys and Terrapin boys put their heads together, you get an awesome Norwegeorgian ale.
04-29-2013 01:21:33 | More by Immortale25
Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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