Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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4.74/5 rDev +13.9%
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.
11-24-2013 00:15:35 | More by tmm313
4.66/5 rDev +12%
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.
08-07-2013 04:25:45 | More by StrongAleSkeptic
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
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
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
11-09-2012 09:41:13 | More by Naters333
4.46/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
05-26-2013 22:30:11 | More by beergoot
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, impenetrable consistency. There was a massive, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing. A great-looking beer.
S: A subtle aroma of hops, malt, chocolate and rye.
T: Tasted of roasted malt (not too much, but enough), a fair amount of hops, a bit of chocolate, coffee, and rye. A well done and balanced flavor.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.
O: An excellent English Porter. Well made and extremely drinkable.
08-16-2012 13:06:27 | More by avalon07
4.35/5 rDev +4.6%
A: Great looking beer. An opaque black color that does not let any light through. A beautiful tan coloredhead that leaves a sheet of webbed lacing on the glass.
S: Roasted malt, chocolate, a strong alcohol aroma, and a nice peppery rye to top it off. Swirling this in a tulip creates a finger's width head and a really nice aroma.
T: Up front is a sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor, the rye flavor shows up in the middle and finish which is smooth and sweet with a touch of bitterness from the roasted malt. The alcohol also shows up in the finish, but for the most part I didn't really notice the alcohol behind the strong flavors.
M: Smooth and creamy.
O: I'm a big fan of using rye. I've only had rye IPAs or Pale Ales, but using it in a Porter is just as good. For my tastes, this is a very, very good Imperial Porter.
08-02-2012 23:02:46 | More by Kromes
Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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