Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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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
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
"Imperial Rye orter is a dark ale with lots of character, brewed by Spike and Kjetil. The best of both worlds!" Brewed in the style of an English Porter. This is a one time collaboration between Nøgne Ø and Terrapin Beer Company, released in early 2012. Still available at a few bottle shops in the area.
Poured from a 16.9 fl oz. bottle to two snifters. Served north of 52º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a creamy thick head of a moderate viscosity and a buttery mocha-cream complexion. Body color is a near black dark brown. Retention is above average. Lacing is medium thick and curtained but doesn't stick. It certainly falls in line with the appearance of porters but isn't overly pleasing. 3.75
(Smell) Aromas of rye bread, medium caramel grain, a moderate bittersweet acidity of an English Ale yeast origin, and a hint of dark fruits provide a subtle tartness. Licorice faintly peaks amongst moderate roasty cocoa nibs and a dash of earthy hop resin reveals with warming. Aroma is fair accessible like most English porters but carries an enhanced complexity and malt depth: one could certainly discern this to be a porter of the "imperial" caliber collectively based on the parts of the whole. Rye adds a touch of malt complexity but blends well with the malt bill. Potency is medium+, 3.75
(Taste) The flavor has similarities with the aroma: Toasted grain malt, with a touch of rye bread, licorice and a trace of black malt. A moderate earthy hop bitterness and a subtle yeast character add some fruity ester complexity to the medium thick finish. Rye adds to the thickness of this beer but otherwise doesn't redefine the beer much. Altogether it's a very drinkable and flavorful porter with plenty of complex flavors to enjoy. 4.25
(Mouthfeel) Texture is medium-viscous with a moderate slickness and a mellow carbonation presence for a slight touch of creaminess. Balance is nearly equally bitter as well as sweet, with a touch of acidity as well. Body is medium/high for a porter and medium/high overall. Alcohol presence is low. 4.25
(Overall) This is a thoroughly enjoyable collaboration between Terrapin and Nøgne Ø. While in most regards as simple and drinkable as a porter is, the malt base and matching hop profile added a welcome complexity without shortchanging this beer's drinkability. It's a solid-built porter,and not one I regret trying. Recommended for hoppy and complex English porter lovers. 4
Imperial Rye Porter (Collaboration with Terrapin Beer Company)
09-04-2013 01:21:38 | More by Jadjunk
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
4.46/5 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
4.16/5 rDev 0%
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades normal.
S - Roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, spicy rye, black licorice, molasses, coffee, hint of dark fruit, a bit of booze.
T - Roasted dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, spicy rye, molasses, roasted coffee, black licorice, bit of dark fruits, vanilla, and some booze.
M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a touch creamy with a sweet, roasted, warming finish.
D - Nice imperial porter. Good overall balance.
05-18-2013 22:36:38 | More by ngeunit1
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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