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Porter | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Norway | website

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Sigmund on 11-20-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
394
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
Photo of beerdrifter
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Very dark brown, almost black pour with a one and a half finger caramel colored head with decent retention and great lacing. Earthy roastiness in the nose with a subtle sweetness along with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of vanilla. The taste follows suit with lots of sweet roasty malt and coffee/espresso up front, followed by hints of dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, and just a touch of figs and licorice. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with very little carbonation and a real nice balance between the sweet malts and bitter hops. Overall this is a very rich and drinkable Porter. An excellent example of the style and yet another winner from Nøgne Ø.

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Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of punkindrublic50
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle served at Monks. If I had to sum up this beer in 4 words it would be "porter brewed with hops". Appearance wise it looks like a standard good porter - nice deep brown with a tan head. Nice dark fruit and coffee aromas, but the taste has a fairly strong flavor of the sort of hops you'd normally only see in a decent IPA. Nice creamy smooth mouthful besides that, but it really enjoy it you would have to be a fan of hoppy beers.

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Photo of boston2bburg
3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was apparently dying to get out of the bottle. A quick but manageable gush of the deep tan head provided me with a wary first impression. It then settled out during the pour leaving only an impressive two finger layer of fluff on top of the opaque dark brown liquid, through which large flakes of yeast trickle down for several minutes. The head shrinks only by half during this time, still a finger deep.

Dark caramel, light coffee, and some bitter chocolate make up a somewhat modest flavor profile, as the creaminess of the mouthfeel is what impresses me most. Its a good breakfast porter for those that take cream and sugar. Not much hop presence, could use a handful more.

Nothing really blows me away about this beer, but I do respect Nogne O and wouldn't be surprised if it was better fresh in Europe. I appreciate the bottle conditioning, homebrew feel it has.

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Photo of -DF-
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, this was a jet black beer with a coffee-colored head. A little bit of lacing. Predominately coffee aroma, with a little bit of sweetness. Coffee taste all the way, again a bit of a sweet taste. Some late bitterness. This was a good beer, but not as robust as I thought it would be. Still, would drink it again.

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Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Even a slow pour yields three fingers of craggy light brown head over a black liquid.. A lot of carbonation initially clings to the side of the nonic. Lots of lacing

Smell starts with a lot of coffee and roasted malts, though the smell is pretty subtle overall. Also pick up a faint sweetness, but can't pick any specific sweet aromas.

Taste is predominately roasted malt and coffee up front, followed by and some hints of bitter chocolate and maybe a bit of fig. Leaves a nice lingering earthiness.

Medium bodied with a dry finish.

Overall a very nice porter. Too expensive to buy regularly, but I'm glad I tried it will certainly buy it again at some point.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is chocolate, coffee and grains and some roasted hops and burnt plastic.

The flavor is chocolate malts, nuts, and some coffee and a little anise with a little plastic at the end. It has a dry finish with some hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium and slightly watery.

Overall, it's a decent porter, but has some off notes.

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Photo of henryclay_
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of kaneel
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle, part of the winter LCBO brewery release.

Poured into a nonic glass. Dark and thick as it should be, with a thick, sturdy head of off white foam. Great lacing. Stellar-looking porter.

Nose is rich and roasty, with some vanilla sweetness and some dark fruit (currant or blackberry). Some dry chocolate as well.

If well-roasted, slightly dry porters are your thing, you are in for a treat here. The bitterness of the roasted malt really dominates the brew, but it has company in the form of that dark fruit and lingering sweet vanilla. Long bitter finish, dry, and with a touch of hops. Very nice, hearty brew. Somewhat thick, not so much so that it enters into stout territory, but it's close. Feels like a porter - creamy, medium bodied, light carbonation.

Picks right up where the imperial stout left off last year. Very dependable porter, highly enjoyable.

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Photo of LeffeHanded
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a huge fan of porters and Nogne O has become one of my favorites.

The full bodied porter pours nearly jet black with a deep red hue, leaving about a finger and a half of head. Commanding chocolate notes complete the aroma. This is a very drinkable rich porter, offering chocolate flavors with notes of charcoal and balanced bitterness. I don't really taste the dried fruit that others do. The 7% alchohol is warming but not too strong.

Porter fans should really enjoy this dark liquid jewel from Norway.

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Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of magictrokini
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep brown with a short-lived tan head and nice lacing. Licorice, earthy yeast, roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, and toast in the nose. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, burnt coffee, leather, dates, and a mix of toffee, caramel, hops, and cream. Some of that soy taste as well. Kind of thin in the mouthfeel. A very good beer, nonetheless.

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Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of stephenlee
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGDrock
2.88/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: overflowing with froth, like a bubble bath, may be over-carbonated; dark, coffee brown; cappuccino head

Aroma: next to nothing - smells flat which is ironic; later, like water with a hint of coffee roast

Taste & Mouthfeel: over-carbonated, and this is adding a metallic, aluminium flavour that really overshadows everything; some hints of chocolate, but not a lot of complexity; once the head (finally) dies down, the roasted flavours are allowed to shine and the mouthfeel becomes smoother, but it's still no too exciting

Overall: feel like potential is there, and maybe something happened in transport to cause the negative attributes of the beer; it does get better in the end, but never great

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Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of glid02
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a dark brown color with a one-finger light brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of lightly roasted malts with hints of unsweetened chocolate and lighter hints of licorice.

Tastes good, though different from how it smells. Deep roasted malt flavors hit up front with a good deal of black malt flavors as well. Soon after unsweetened chocolate flavors join into things and carry through to right before the mildly bitter ending that leaves hints of coffee lingering where the slightest amount of anise comes in.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I was a bit underwhelmed when I first smelled the beer but once I tasted it I was thoroughly whelmed. This one is worth a shot.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of tux_alin
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ggaughan
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The second to last Nogne we sampled the other night. This one was poured into a Duvel tulip glass. The body was a deep black hole with a small tan head that lingered for a bit. The been gave off a malty, slightly bitter bouquet that was music to my nose. The taste was a nice solid porter. Roasted malt, coffee, cocoa all mixing together to made a full bodied brew that is worth another try.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. I just recently learned how to pronounce this brewery's name - dammit, I already forgot.

This beer pours a solid black, with very slight basal cola highlights, and three generous fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and kind of creamy tan head, which leaves a few instances of sparse cloudlet lace around the glass as it lazily bleeds away.

It smells of bittersweet cafe au lait, medium dark chocolate, fairly acidic black fruit - prune and dried cherries, mostly - a hint of rye breadiness, and edgy herbal, musty hops. The taste is big, semi-sweet chocolate malt, with a decent dose of caramel and toffee, mild dry coffee, middling molasses and dried stone fruit, a hint of lactic acid, tremulous earthy hops, and a soft touch of warming alcohol.

The bubbles are a tad prickly, but not in any serious manner, the body a hefty medium weight, and mostly smooth, but for a swirling, late-arriving frothiness. It finishes on the sweet side, the chocolate malt, milk-bolstered coffee, and caramel malt overmatching anything the hops or booze can throw at it.

A pleasurable enough version of the style, amped up to near imperial ABV levels, but you'd hardly know otherwise. Tasty, chocolatey, subtly milky, and offset by a perky fruitiness. Old World meet newish-Old World interpretation. Cool, I suppose.

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