Nøgne Ø

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Nøgne Ø
Porter - Baltic
Ranked #70
Ranked #8,007
4.06 | pDev: 10.1%
Dec 27, 2021
Nov 20, 2003
Notes: In this quite dark ale, dark malts provide flavors of coffee and dried fruit. Try with dark chocolate, cheese or red meat dishes.

30 IBU
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4.25 by steverx8 from England on Dec 27, 2021
4.25 by igl from Russian Federation on Oct 23, 2021
4.28 by desint from Belgium on Sep 09, 2021
4.25 by paulish from New York on Jan 25, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Pours a deep dark brown to black with a finger of beige head. The nose is roasty. The flavor is equally roasty with a hint or smoke and a smidge of sweetness on the finish.

Oct 18, 2019
4.28 by emerge077 from Illinois on Jun 14, 2019
4.09 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on May 30, 2019
4.05 by 123321123321 from Alabama on Nov 09, 2018
4.59 by Lebowskied from Texas on Aug 11, 2018
3 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on Jul 14, 2018
4.18 by pegelstrand from Norway on May 04, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled & I swear these Nøgne 0.5l bottles look bigger than half a litre
Pours a jet black body with big sticking foamy off white head
Smell like burned toast with bramble jam
That in the flavour with an acid char finish

Mar 28, 2018
3.88 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Feb 10, 2018
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 05, 2017
4.18 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania on Sep 09, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Mitchster from Michigan

22oz bottle fresh from Norway, thanks to Ani and Erlend for the bottle.
Per the bottle OG=16.5P, 29 IBU, 7% ABV, bottle conditioned. Batch 1688 Brewed 14.10.16

Pours out to a deep brown, near black, forming a voluminous head. Brisk Psssht upon opening, and firm carbonation, ~3 carbs or so, so I suspect some carbonation developed in the bottle after the fact. Excellent retention and beautiful solid sheet of lacing, like a pillow of meringue that doesn't go away. The nose is great. Very nice black walnut, dark chocolate, subtle espresso, some fruity esters, some raisin and prune, subtle note of oxidation. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light roast astringency, light hop astringency, lightly tart. The taste is a recap of the aroma, thankfully not too oxidized, just a subtle note of wet cardboard towards the finish. Nice dark fruit. The hops are earthy, not overly burnt, finishing with a slight sweetness balancing out the roast and bitterness. Cola like in the middle.

A nice porter. I suspect an English yeast strain which tends to throw those cardboard notes and esters. Worth trying!

May 23, 2017
4.4 by Dirtyhands from Maryland on May 05, 2017
4.77 by brewtalthrone from Ohio on Apr 24, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Luddster from Norway

Pours dark black, nice creamy, brown/red/tan head. Good retention.

Taste: well balanced, carefull maltiness and late bitterness.Coffee, chocolate, fruity. High carbonation.
Smell: subtle roasty. Hoppy.
Feel: full, little high on carbonation.

Dec 29, 2016
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3.05/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Ok. Aroma Is Charcoal. Dark black pour, slightly creamy looking head. Taste is Coffee, Ash. Disappointing. A bit distracted while drinking, so maybe have to try again in future."


Dec 24, 2016
4.52 by akopczyk from Ohio on Nov 13, 2016
4.06 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands on Nov 06, 2016
4.3 by Dewsby from Kentucky on Oct 28, 2016
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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Poured into pint.
Pours opaque black with 2-finger tan head, good retention, yeast sediment.
Smell - chocolate, dark fruits, cocoa,
Taste - coffee, chocolate, roasted.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
Decent porter, but, of course, not baltic.

Oct 25, 2016
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4.91/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ricknelson from Vermont

I'm part Norwegian, and this is a Norwegian micro brew. The only problem with this beer is. How do I get more. Outstanding Baltic Porter brew. Great smell, great taste, great color and a nice head. This is very much the same way I felt the Omnipolla Noa Pecan Mud Cake Stout I had yesterday.

Oct 07, 2016
4 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Sep 14, 2016
4.08 by Beerbom from California on Sep 10, 2016
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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: Pours black with a brown head. It has good head retention with good lacing.

Smell: It has aromas of chocolate, some coffee, roast, and a bit of citrus.

Taste: There are flavors of chocolate, coffee, roast, a bit of citrus and dried fruit.

Feel: It has a moderate body on the high side with fairly high carbonation. It has a moderately bitter finish with mild alcohol warmth.

Overall this is a porter with excellent combination of malts with complexity between the chocolate and roast and a surprisingly hoppy bite to it.

Aug 13, 2016
4.25 by deac83 from Texas on Jul 24, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

L: Pours a dark black color... hints of mahogany around the edges where the light makes an attempt to get through. Very thin head... dark tan. Decent lacing.

S: Roasted malts... burned sugars, fresh espresso, and very faint fruit.

T/F: Follows the nose... with great roast character... coffee, chocolate, and plum. Burned sugars give it a mild sweetness. Medium in body... fairly smooth and warming. Just enough hops at the finish to clean everything up and give it a dry finish.

O: A great porter from Norway.... gotta thank the local Bottle Shop for both carrying and recommending it. Definitely grab one if you see it!

Jul 10, 2016
4.68 by risenz from England on Jul 06, 2016
3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Jun 23, 2016
4.16 by tux_alin from Romania on Jun 20, 2016
4.05 by Beginner2 from Illinois on Apr 27, 2016
4.28 by stephenlee from England on Feb 21, 2016
4 by parintele from Romania on Jan 17, 2016
3.83 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Dec 23, 2015
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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SABERG from Massachusetts

Poured from bottle into a modified tulip glass.
A - Dark, and lively. A fine carbonation stream supports a thin evolving cap/
S - Light roasted malts, a hint of cocoa, a bit of toffee, very nice.
T - Caramel, coffee, a bit of aged fruit, and a fine chocolate element.
F - Thin and delightful body, a sharp edge rolls up at the mid point and
unfolds leaving a nice sweet finish.
O - Very nice Porter, English ale yeast adds that sweet, round feel, and the Norwegian
touch is well done.

Oct 12, 2015
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4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by frozyn from New York

L -- Pours very dark brown with a fair tan/khaki head that dissipates into a ring and leaves very little lacing.

S -- Coffee comes on strong, sticks around as dark fruit (hard to pinpoint at first, but warmth reveals raisins) comes along with a good sweetness. I got a hint of cinnamon, although I'm guessing that's a leftover from dinner two hours ago. Toffee notes come through with swirling.

T -- First flavor is a hit of plum, followed quickly by coffee that is none-too-bitter. Roasted cocoa comes on strong after and sticks through to the end note, which also presents a little bitterness. It follows the BJCP style guide of a baltic in that it starts out sweet and then moves quickly into the roasted malt flavors.

F -- Very smooth, luscious. Well carbonated. Full bodied, a slightly dry finish.

O -- I think it's delicious. It's an easy-drinking sipper, if that makes any sense. Looking along the BJCP guide, it hits many of the marks listed and deserves its outstanding rating. On a personal level, I vacillate between wanting a thicker, less carbonated mouthfeel and thinking it's perfect just the way it is.

Sep 27, 2015
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3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

I don't think this is for everybody. It's very sour. Smells of green olives. Almost tastes like a wine.definitely dark and lots of flavor just not what I'd prefer IN A porter.

Aug 10, 2015
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