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Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye PorterNøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
English Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 07-18-2012)
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Pacmann32, Apr 29, 2013
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4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pitch black with a thick, creamy, tan 2 finger head. Good retention and outstanding lacing. Couldn't be better.

S- Coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, booze, and tropical hops.

T- Dark, sweet fruits up front. Big chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, coffee, and a little licorice follows. Creamy chocolate is the boss of this beer, but its other parts compliment it wonderfully. Beautifully balanced and complex. Hoppy tropical fruit flavor pops in and out as it warms.

M- Super, I mean SUPER, creamy. And seriously as thick as old motor oil. Kind of sticky. Light, crisp carbonation. Drying with a nice roasted bitterness.

O- This is a well crafted beer. Balanced and complex. The mouthfeel is what I will remember most, but overall this was a damn good beer and memorable experience.

tmm313, Nov 24, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very dark brownish black, with considerable brown head. Lacing of the glass through the entire round
S - Smells of roasted notes of barley and rye, with a dominance of toffee and a subtle burnt caramel sweetness. Aroma is clean roasted grain throughout. No off-notes or harshness.
T - Outstanding flavor profile throughout the entire sip. There's a quick dominant spiciness upfront that soon blends to a semi-sweet, roasted toffee flavor. Comforting and lively evolving taste as it blends towards the back of the mouth. Zero trace of alcohol or any harsh notes. The rye provides such a unique but complimentary tone to the roasted bill.
M - Gentle but thicker on the palate with a distinctly wet finish. Balanced bitterness leaves a tinge to salivate on before the next sip and finishes quite clean. Outstanding.
O - One of the smoothest imperial porters I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. From start to finish this porter blends with comfort and leads with a soothing force throughout the palate. It's surprisingly simple and pure in its styling, refreshingly leaving out much of the complexity that other higher gravity porters seek to exploit. Again, outstanding.

StrongAleSkeptic, Aug 07, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Immortale25, Apr 29, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

McNealc31, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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garuda, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured on tap into a tulip with a great black color and a two finger head.

T-Great taste of coffee notes.

M- Mouthful was great with the great rye flavor coming through.

O-This beer tasted great! I usually don't review beers on tap, but this one was delicious. Very easy to drink, and didn't notice the 9% alcohol at all.

Naters333, Nov 09, 2012
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4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black body with a thick, chunky, sticky and lasting head. Rich dark roast malt aromas infused with molasses, chocolate, hints of rye spiciness and gooey caramel. Flavors mimic the aroma and roll about the palate on a thick yet smooth and easy sipping river of tasty velvet.

Awesome flavors, aromas, and feel in near perfect balance with deep, mysterious depths of complexity. Malts, rye, and hops combine in wonderful ways to excite the palate while keeping the high alcohol taste recessed deep in the background. A “must have” for fans of “big boy” dark ales.

beergoot, May 26, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Deep dark brown, almost black pour with a nice two finger caramel-colored head with decent retention and great lacing. The nose is all roasted malt with hints of coffee, dark chocolate, piney hops, nuts, toffee, and rye with just a touch of booze. The taste totally follows suit with loads of roasty malt and bitter dark chocolate immediately taking charge. Very earthy and woody with some nice hoppy, spicy rye adding contrast. Hints of coffee, toffee, and mocha round it out nicely with a touch of smoke on the end. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy, smooth as silk, and really creamy with a nice subtle spicy bite on the finish. I had this on tap in Norway for like a thousand dollars, but the bottled version is every bit as good. Definitely one of the best Porters I've ever tasted!

beerdrifter, Sep 22, 2012
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Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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