Porter | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Norway
nogne-o.com

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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Ranking:
#3,483
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
412
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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42
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Ratings: 412 |  Reviews: 241
Photo of parintele
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.
Cheers

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Photo of frozyn
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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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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Photo of Risenhower
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of personpitch
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of killcore
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonny41
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aejohnson
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black, black and ...
Richly head, solid, with fine bubbles, color light brown, a bit like chocolate mousse. Remains long to be able to enjoy its color and texture.
The aroma is poetry, roasted malts, lightly smoked, of course, coffee, caramel, a little resin, prunes and fried, rum, but also a delicate acidity of tea, dark chocolate.
The taste is just as evident in the flavor of black coffee, dark chocolate, delicate notes of rum, plum. The notes of smoked flavor and resin are insignificant. Very interesting is that each sip brings a different taste sensation. Gentian satisfactory. Nøgne Ø Porter is quite succinct and fat, alcohol very well hidden, perfectly balanced whole.

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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 Marius
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

50cl bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Smells of roasted malts, smoke, chocolate. The taste follows the same notes, roasty and well balanced, with some brewed coffee thrown into the mix. Medium bodied, low carbonation and a bitter chocolate aftertaste.

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Photo of Simon38
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maxist
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pairs WELL with a spicy Indian dish!

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Photo of cbutova
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks DemmaAnn. Somehow this ends up as review #1800, cool.

A- Black pour but not motor oil dark to a few pint glasses. A tan crown briefly appears but falls to a frothy belt leaving sparse spotty lace.

S- Deep dark cocoa powder at the forefront with a spicy, dry dark fruit contingent complimenting it. Toffee, roast nuts, semi burnt malt and caramelized barley.

T- Strikes a balance between the really dark roasty tones and the brown toasty malts. Semi bitter dark chocolate leads the way down the path to deep toasted nuts, caramel, toffee, medium roast coffee, cherry and figgy raisins.

MF- Medium bodied overall thickness with a consistency that is a bit creamy and crisp. Carbonation fairly high but still suits the fairly decadent flavors.

I'm pretty sure I have had this a few times by now and held off thinking I would get it again for the review. The time is now and my high expectations are satisfied by the great balance of deep chocolate and toasty brown things.

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Photo of beaulabauve
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours really dark brown, almost black, seems a bit oily. Small mocha head for quite some time.
Rich roasted malts on the nose, a bit smokey, some chocolate cake, some light coffee, some dried plum and fig. A really intense fragrance, tho.
Taste is strong as well, with some dark fruit up front, not too complex (plum, fig, fresh raisin), but backed up by a touch of spirit. A little bit of citrus hidden in there, but the roasted malts show up, rich and smokey, like burnt toast and chocolate brownie crust. Doesn't get too heavy tho, and the hops are pretty shy, so the finish isn't too dry or bitter.
Aftertaste has some bit of coffee, roasted malts, a light dark fruit note lingering. Medium bodied, low carbonated, but really smooth.
A flavorful porter that's really easy to drink. And drink. And drink.

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Photo of xhuang61
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Porter from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 412 ratings