Naked Kiss
Nøgne Ø

Naked KissNaked Kiss
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Style:
Porter - American
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 13.71%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
17
From:
Nøgne Ø
 
Norway
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Naked KissNaked Kiss
Notes: Collaboration with Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing
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kitch from Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 500ml bottle, batch #1273, brewed on 23rd September 2014. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A dark dark brown colour with a half finger brown head that dissipated quickly and left next to no lacing.

Aroma: Blackcurrant comes through strongest supported with some lightly roasted malt and milk chocolate.

Taste: Much like the aroma, tart and lightly sour blackcurrant dominates. This is followed by milk chocolate with touches of caramel malt and char.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: Not bad at all. It’s quite different from most other beers I’ve had and the blackcurrant and milk chocolate didn’t seem like it meshed as well as it could have, but still it’s an interesting sipper.

Dec 01, 2017
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big black current tartness. Big fruit mouthfeel. This took a while to grow on me and then I finished it. Big beautiful colour. Fresh aroma. Private buying club.

Sep 30, 2015
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jrenihan from Canada (ON)

3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A strong porter with black currants. The black currants, unfortunately, are way too strong, obscuring whatever the flavours of the base beer may be. It ends up coming across tasting like an alcoholic ribena - which is not what I was looking for. Very sweet, too flat and altogether not an impressive package.

Sep 21, 2015
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CrazyDavros from Australia

2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours black with a small head.
Nose shows cough syrup and ribena blackcurrant notes along with the faintest hint of roasted malt.
Flavours include more ribena, sour berries, booze, subtle roast. Discordant.

Aug 12, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle - a black currant imperial porter, after cutting through the various label metrics.

This beer pours a fairly solid black hole, yet with none too slim basal cola edges, and two fingers of meekly puffy, densely foamy, and rather creamy brown head, which leaves pretty much nil in terms of permanent lace near the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of sugary, lightly roasted caramel malt, bittersweet milk chocolate, thick dark fruit notes (but not really currant-specific), cafe-au-lait, a bit of smoldering cigar, Nordic licorice, and earthy, leafy, and floral hops - the big ABV yet to reveal itself. The taste is very much a currant affair (sorry), the black fruit of my mom's garden of yore coming through loud and proud, in all its fleshy and tart goodness, with a still steady toasted caramel malt, wispy cold coffee notes, wet ash, acrid salty anise, a weakened milk chocolate wafer sweetness, and the same understated and underwhelming hops (and alcohol) from the nose.

The bubbles are soft and lilting in their cheeky frothiness, the body a strangely wan medium-light weight for the style (the ABV starting to play catch-up?), and generally smooth, the fruitiness of the guest ingredient trumping its own inherent acidity. It finishes off-dry, some cocoa and abashed caramel trying to reassert their place in the world alongside the perky and persistent dark fruit.

While it was hard to pick out the currants at first, that problem faded away nice and quickly upon my first tremulous glug - memories of inadvisedly chewing the fresh, ripened fruit right off the bush coming streaming back to me (sorry, Lindemans!). Underneath, we have a decent enough sour porter, messed with only slightly by the well-enhanced booze, which is most conspicuous by its (near) absence, I gotta say. Interesting, and certainly tasty, overall.

May 23, 2015
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dcmchew from Romania

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really dark brown pour with a small tan head, rather sticky and leaving some nice lacing.
Rich roasted porter notes in the smell, faint cigar, some really dark chocolate notes, faint coffee bean, plus there's a really nice mildly tart blackcurrant zing. Doesn't seem to be too sweet, and the roast tends to dominate.
Wow, taste is exactly the other way around. A juicy, sour, mixed dark berry front, backed early on by some nice alcohol notes, hinting sherry. Dark baking chocolate shavings quickly follow and a light roast, plus a nice burnt sugar sweetness pairs up really cool with the lingering tartness. Roast intensifies, without feeling too burnt, with a bit of black coffee, warm alcohol and just a touch of hop bitterness in the finish.
Aftertaste has roasted malt, bit of chocolate and lingering blackcurrant. Medium body, low smooth carbonation.
This worked out really nice. The deep roast goes well with the rich natural blackcurrant tartness. Alcohol is hidden, sweetness is just enough, perfect.

Feb 26, 2015
Naked Kiss from Nøgne Ø
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 17 ratings