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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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of doughanson78
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a snifter. First English Porter. Big thanks to russwbeck for this one.

A: Very black, no light getting through. Big two finger light brown head with awesome retention and good lacing.

S: Deep dark chocolate. Roasted malts. Touches of dark fruits and a hint of coffee. A touch sweet and a tad light.

T: Sweet chocolate upfront. Roasted malts and hints of smoke. Some light dark fruit notes. Finishes with some coffee and more dark chocolate. Tasty.

M: Thick and full for a porter. Medium high carbonaion. Pretty creamy.

O: Very good Porter. Not my favorite, but up there. Could drink this all the time.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Ruds
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing whilst I enjoy a bottle poured into a German 0.4l handled glass (Ludde Brau).

Pours very dark brown to black, but not a 'full' black, whilst an average head remained throughout drinking dying off towards the end.

Smooth feel on the mouth when imbibing with a medium sweet, toffee, roasted, only a slight hint of coffee taste

Very pleasant aftertaste, slightly malty and slightly less sweet than the initial taste

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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, no bottle date. Pours very dark brown color with a small 1 finger dense tan head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. A fair amount of lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of big caramel, roasted malt, bread, molasses, chocolate, and some dark fruits. Nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, toasted bread, light coffee, molasses, and a bit of dark fruits. Light amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, and molasses on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice and creamy mouthfeel that drinks very easily. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming on the finish. Overall this is a very nice and well rounded porter with robust flavor and good balance.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of nezelrac
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - black/brown with red highlights; dense beige head that fades quickly to a scant covering; little lacing - questioning the glassware

S - sweet grainy attack with roast/toast/alcohol heat; molasses note; fairly robust nose; hint of fermenting rice?; berry fruits and bakers chocolate woven throughout

T - sweet and lightly bitter; more roasty toasty up front; more dark berry fruit and molasses and chocolate; rum cask note towards the finish; raisins, too

M - creamy texture; moderate CO2; smooth and easy

O - quite good; less robust than anticipated; creaminess is a little off-putting

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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

A - Really dark brown, almost black. A finger of tan head which retains well, and provides slobbery lacing.

S - Woody, earthy, coffee, chocolate, with some citrus and herbs.

T - Coffee, dried fruit, dark roasted flavours. Nicely bittersweet with some hop character present.

M - Smooth, moderate body. Medium carbonation.

O - A rich, complex porter that is highly drinkable for its 7% abv.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Duhast500
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass

The color is a dark black with some maroon highlights and about two fingers of foamy brownish head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is roasty with a little dry malt aroma. There is some dark chocolate aroma in the nose that has a coffee roast like aroma too.

The taste is roasted malt and is filled with a nice dry chocolate flavor that sets back a bit to hang with a coffee flavor that mixes with some nice toast burnt flavor.

The feel of this beer is complex but smooth as it goes down with ease and has a silky aftertaste that is more enjoyable then a lot of Porters I have had. This one is one of the better ones.

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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark almost midnight beer with a large tan head. Aromas of chocolate syrup, with hints of vanilla and maple. The first sip is full of dark chocolate, roasted malt, with a slight bitterness that passes quickly. Had it at the Good Life in Massapequa.

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3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a beautiful midnight brown with three fingers of head. guinness bubbles.

smell is not very strong, some sweet and honey.

taste is sweet with coffee and chocolate. some bitter finish.

mouth is medium-thick with light carbonation.

overall a decent porter but nothing that unique or unexpected.

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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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3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to sweetwillyrolbar for this!

Pours a nice dark black color, with a medium tanned head of almost two fingers. It was mighty creamy, and left nice foamy lace.

Lots of roast on the nose, with bits of dry chocolate. Nice and robust.

Sweet, roasted malt taste with bits of dry dark chocolate, subtle hints of coffee and a dry bittersweet finish.

Very creamy, and full-bodied for an English Porter.

There's really nothing to complain about here. It's a very nice dark, roasty, robust porter. We get Nøgne Ø here, but I haven't seen this. If it's as pricey as the rest, it's going to be disappointing to pass on this more times than not due to price.

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3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chocolate brown that actually a bright ruby red grapefruit shade when backlit, with lumpy tan head that fades to film that sheets. Cocoa bean, sawdust or wood smoke, and hints of ginger cake and raisin toast on the nose.
Light red berry and roasty sweetness, an ashy hit, some tin and a bit of sourness, with mild (29 IBU) wood and dried orange peel hop finish.
Brown sugar comeback and lean linger.
Light to medium, very soft, crisp.

On the light side of the style, almost plain porter, and hops push it American. Much-feted Grimstad water makes for a lovely body. Very drinkable yet interesting (which is not to say deep or complex) enough to hold the attention.

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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a large and bubbly dark brown head. Aroma is sweet and has hints of coffee, dark malts, and chocolate. The flavor is slightly sweet, with brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, dark malts, and coffee. The coffee gets stronger on the finish. Very smooth beer.

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Porter from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 408 ratings
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