Natt Imperial Porter | Ægir Bryggeri

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Natt Imperial PorterNatt Imperial Porter

Brewed by:
Ægir Bryggeri

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by JohnnyP3 on 04-02-2011

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 18
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep black color porter with nice medium size brown foamy head with OK retention and limited lacing. Aroma of black chocolate notes with light dry roasted malt is enjoyable. Taste is a mxi of black chocolate malt notes with dry and bitter roasted malt notes. Body is a bit thin for style with good carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. Overall, this is an enjoyable porter but body is a bit too thin with a certain lack of complexity.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and dark fruits. Taste is much the same with some fruity flavors as well. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ChrisPro for sharing this.

A - Dark brown beer with a little ruby on the edges. Bit of spots and random lace left from the khaki colored head.

S - Roasty malt and chocolate aroma. Some brown sugar and a little bit of dark fruit comes through as well. Not bad.

T - Taste is pretty solid. Some good brown sugar, chocolate, dark fruit, particularly raisins, and something that reminds me slightly of star anise. Maybe I'm just imagining it. Not blowing me away, but good.

M - Pretty full bodied, a little slick, lower carbonation.

O - Good beer that I enjoyed drinking. Drinks fairly easy for a 10% beer. Wouldn't necessarily seek it out, but definitely wouldn't turn it down.

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Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ChrisPro. Served in a Glunz taster glass. Best before March 9th, 2015.

A - A finger of tan foam recedes to a thick collar, leaving a few spots of lace. Dark brown body with cherry highlights.

S - Chocolate, dried fruits, light smoke and char. Sweeter than I expected from a Norse porter, but still has that signature Scandinavian character to it. I was shocked to learn this was 10%, as I didn't perceive any alcohol.

T - Taste has a bit more char to it, but it's still chocolate-covered berries, roasted malts, and perhaps a faint hint of licorice. Again, alcohol is shockingly well disguised.

M - Medium body, medium-low carbonation, and a fairly dry and toasty texture. Some might argue it's undersized for 10%, but the feel matches the perceived alcohol.

D - A solid porter that I enjoyed. I'd gladly have this again, and I refilled my taster glass before the bottle was spent. Not mind-blowing, but a well-executed Scandinavian Porter.

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Photo of JohnnyP3
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .5L bottle with a best-by date of 10.08.15 into a signature Ægir beer glass. Purchased this bottle from the Vinmonopolet in Stavanger.

Pours a nice dark cola color with a thin tan head (maybe 1/2 of a finger) that thins out in relatively short order. The beer is opaque with some sediment floating around. Despite the thin head, the lacing is remarkable.

The nose is quite appealing with a roasted dark chocolate quality. Also detect some hints of vanilla, licorice and burnt coffee.

Taste is oh-so complex and delicious. A deluxe, creamy mouthfeel leads right into a decadent array of tastes, to include coffee, sweet caramel, toffee, licorice and roasted dark chocolate. Also a hint of blackberries from the nose finds its way into the taste. Wonderful bitterness in the finish with a lingering nuttiness and oak quality. A true game changer.

Mouthfeel is the best I have experienced in a beer. A creamy, velvety smooth paradise as it swirls around the mouth. Thick, viscous and substantive, begs to be chewed and contemplated as it is consumed.

Overall a work of art in my book. Another winner by Ægir. I am constantly impressed by the array of beers they produce. The 10% ABV works its way into the experience about half way through the beer. Paid a steep price for it (about 105 NOK or nearly 20 USD) but absolutely worth it. This is one to be collected.

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Natt Imperial Porter from Ægir Bryggeri
4.03 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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