Porter | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of BeerNinja007
2.85/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thin dark head that didn't linger very long. Mouthfeel kinda watery and thin. Aroma and taste very similar: both are of smoke and molassas, not much else. Sharply bitter hops in the finish.

Not impressed, won't be getting this again. A big let down.

Edit: ended up dumping this down the drain, wasn't even willing to finish it off. Bleh.

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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 DerBayer
2.91/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Hmm wasnt so impressed with this hyped and highly commended beer.

The alcohol presence is much more present than i should have expected or liked both in smell and taste and the beer as such seemed quite one-dimensional mainly chocolate malt with some acidity.

I was quickly tiring of my 500ml bottle..

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Photo of ChristianBonde
2.97/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Has been looking forward to try this one.

And probably that’s also a part of the low score. Maybe this beer has just been hyped too much.
I pours a nice dark brown color, the smell is great, don’t know if it’s the N.B. Hops, but I really like the smell of this one, reminds me a lot of a Samuel Smith in the nose actually.

Then the small disappointment, I was expecting more after this great smell. The nose is great and it has a good creamy mouth feel, but it’s just somewhat a little ashy in my opinion. Its definitely not at round as I would expect a plain/robust porter to be. I find it more like an Imperial Stout without the hoops and the roasted barley. Well maybe that’s just a regular robust porter…. but then I would prefer a Taddy or Limfjords porter anytime.

It’s absolutely not a bad beer, actually its quite nice, but then again definitely not as good as I expected especially in relation to the WBC silver medal in the Robust Porter category.

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2.99/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My wife brought back a large bottle of this that she purchased at one of the beer stores in Amsterdam. She was lucky enough to stop in for a few days on the return trip from Uganda.

This beer pours black in color with a thick foamy head that has a brownish beige color to it. Grainy nose of wheat and raw barley. The attack reveals some grainy hints as well. It is very different for a porter and I must admit I find the grain heavy character to be a bit out of place for the style. There is a decent malt presence. Very little hops presenting itself openly. The mouthfeel is decent. Really the only part of the flavor that is speaking to me is the rawness of the grain flavor. It is not a bad thing, but I just don't really know what to think about a porter that lacks the characteristics I am accustomed to. There is a nice sweetness about the finish. It has a light body about it. I am appreciative that my wife brought this back for us to enjoy, thankfully she thinks its wonderful. . . for me its just okay.

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of q33jeff
3.05/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


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."


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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 biglite351
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - tall tight head, medium amount of red around the edges but not too much for a porter.

S - rich malty goodness. Nice and deep scent, inviting.

T - the flavor is good, but not near strong enough, it seems like something is missing. Mild rosted malts and coffee.

M - not thin but no real coating or tingles, a bit boring.

D - would be great with a meal as the flavor is good yet mild enough to not overpower the flavor of the food. The mildness make it not worth drinking alone though.

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Photo of Floydster
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 ounce bottle from Liquid Solutions for seven dollars and some change

Poured into my Russian River pint glass with a dark brown color, pretty close to opaque black, 1/3 inch tan head that stuck around for a while, left lacing for about a half an hour

Smell was lots of roasted malt and smokiness, could tell this one was going to be dry based of its aroma alone, small hints of nuttines rounded this beer out

Taste why dry like I previously mentioned with a nice bite at the end, no real sweetness but was very malty, had a long lasting finish which was nice for a porter, tasted better cooler when the silky head was still around, as it warmed it became harder to drink and you could taste the alcohol a lot more, felt like there was more ABV in it than there was

Could not drink a lot of this beer because it is heavy and is seven percent alcohol, this one bottle did the trick

Recommended only if you are willing to pay this much for a bottle, but nothing spectacular, just an average beer, the only cool thing is that it is Norweigan

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Photo of Beertracker
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nøgne Ø Porter pours up with some anxious uncertainty. The low-moderate carbonation creates a small, loose, tawny colored head that sits briefly atop the nearly opaque deep dark brown body. The heavily black roasted malt aroma is dominated by a huge fruitiness (blackberries, black currant, mulberry) with notes of dark chocolate, espresso, spicy hops, licorice root, and star anise. Unfortunately, it's marred by some less desireable attributes such as a phenolic (burnt rubber) sharpness and a moderate level of diacetyl (butterscotch, burnt toffee, buttered popcorn). Maybe this batch was bottled too young? The roasty flavor starts off edgy and grainy with a mildly sweet chocolate character and some nutty & toasty nuances that give way to a very marked bitterness. The off-dry bittersweet finish is slightly astringent and noticeably warm. This medium bodied Robust Porter seems to require some fine tuning, but certainly worth trying. Here's to Gunnar & Kjetil and their Naked Isle brewery.

CHEERS! Beertracker

*Taster's Note: Special thanks to beerhandy for sharing this bottle.

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Photo of Antg8989
3.24/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of scottfrie
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a couple fingers of dense dark creamy brown head that quickly faded into a fuzzy film. Great lace.
S: Dominant notes of coffee and roasted malts. There is a touch of sweet fruits mixed in as well, but overall this brew isn't particularly smelly.
T: Notes of dark fruits, coffee, brown sugar, and 'coca-cola'. There is a touch of cream and alcohol to the finish. The hops in this are actually quite prominent and give the brew a leafy bitterness. Chocolate is toned down but there is a hint of licorice.
M: Medium body, slick mouthfeel with a light bitterness and tingly carbonation. Alcohol vapor is detectable but not warm. Nothing amazing but it's not bad.
D: Overall pretty meh. It was good but not memorable. Flavors are pretty good but the mouth could use some work.

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

Poured a dark brown to black with a small tan head, dissipated very quickly into a ring.
Aroma had very light hints of coffee and roasted malt.
Taste was very mild and weak with coffee and malt.
Light body beer close to being too thin and light carbonation.
This was an OK porter, I would not turn one down, however, I would not go out of my way to buy.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very dark black beer with only the vaguest hints of mahogony color when held up to the light. Has a very creamy dark beige head and a little bit of lace. The aroma has hint of spice and licorice with a roast malt backbone. There was a good Porter mouth feel. Oddly all of the flavor seems to land on the back of the tongue and throat. All of the roast malt notes fighting with the bitter sweet chocolate character and a hint of spicy hops.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A dark brown (nearly black) with a medium head, fair amount of lacing.

S - A bit of coffee and chocolate. Very mild aroma. Stale carbonation smell.

T - Coffee with a faint tartness. A robust chocolatey flavor with some mild nutty presence. A bit of a mild woodsy bitterness.

M - Thick smooth, creamy, very pleasant. A bit of an acidic finish. Pretty refreshing.

D - Not bad. I will seek out other Nogne beers, but not the porter in particular.

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Photo of Viggo
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to biegaman for opening up this one.

Pours an opaque dark brown/red highlights, thin off white head, leaves some lace spots, settles to a thin ring. Smell is dates, toffee, chocolate, some light roast, touch of floral, quite nice. Taste is very roasty, rich chocolate, cherries, bit of beef jerky smoke, powdered milk, weird fruitiness, kind of cloying flavour. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with low carbonation, smooth, sticky. Something about this beer I don't get. I enjoy the aroma a lot, and the flavour as well but there are a couple that were off, but my mouth felt kind of dirty after drinking it, pretty strange, I'll try this again but I'm kind of on the fence at this point.

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