Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye PorterNøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERchitect on 07-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
6.9%
 
 
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9
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $9.99 at Charlie's Beer & Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out an ebony-hued body with a small-sized, tan head. Thin veneer of lacing on the way down.

Smell: Robust mocha tones with the incorporated roast, the harsh chocolate, heavy toastiness. Slightly lesser but still hearty notes of dark fruit, rye malt, anise, and woodsy hop pellets.

Taste: Roasted malts, plenty of bitter dark chocolate with a little pinch of licorice and some of the zestful rye coming across mingled with some underlying hop bitterness from the woodsy hops and alcohol warmth. Spiced, peppery mocha on the back half with continued warmth and some roasted grain astringency until the creamyish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Fairly creamy, soft mouthfeel.

Overall: Fairly solid while not a jump for joy beer. Nøgne Ø generally handles the malty brews well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of thehyperduck
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; brewed Aug 9 2016 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a jet-black colour with reddish-brown highlights, topped with one finger of foamy, khaki-coloured head that steadily seeps off over the next 5 minutes or so. A thin layer of soapy film is one of the two primary remnants, together with a thin, creamy collar. Modest lace deposition; it's an attractive porter, for sure. I'm getting prunes/plum and dates on the nose, with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, treacle, rye grains and spicy rye bread; just a faint hint of coffee grounds. Nice mix of dark fruits, rye and roasted malt constituents in the aroma.

A beauty of a porter - bold flavours, with good balance. Tempered molasses and caramelized sugar sweetness are a consistent background presence, with prune, plum and fig fruit flavours joining early on. Bread crusts, spicy rye grain and roasted malts figure in strongly on the back end, supplying rich fudge chocolate flavours and a hint of coffee bitterness. Herbal licorice, earthy hops and moderate ethanol heat at the finish, lingering into a roasty, bittersweet, persistent aftertaste. Full, viscous body with a thick, slick, oily texture and very subtle carbonation just past the threshold of detectability. Gives you the sticky lips. The warming qualities might implore you to pace yourself, but it's difficult to stop sipping something this delicious.

Final Grade: 4.27, a fantastic A-. Keeping my intensely pro-rye beer biases in mind, Nøgne Ø Imperial Rye Porter is one of the best collaborative efforts I've had the pleasure of trying in recent memory. Not too sweet, not too boozy, and certainly not smothered in adjuncts - this is dark beer in its purest form, with the addition of rye ensuring that it would be right up my alley from the start. I will definitely be picking up another bottle (or two) for the cellar, because this is a beer that I know I'll want to drink again.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on several occasions, one of those beers that I love to go back to - dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toffee, caramel, roasted malts. Super smooth mouthfeel and a milk chocolate aftertaste.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of KirkFrancis
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle, part of a slew of new Nøgne Ø to hit the shelves in Alberta of late.

This beer pours a very, very dark brown hue, with prominent cola highlights, and three fat fingers of puffy, foamy, and verily creamy tan head, which leaves some streaky tree trunk lace around the glass at it quite lazily recedes.

It smells of fruity caramel malt, sort of the licorice-touched, candied variety, over-sugared milky black coffee, a slightly spicy roasted rye graininess, nougaty chocolate, mild leafy, earthy hops, and a suggestion of metallic alcohol. The taste is dark cocoa powder, semi-sour milk, grainy caramel and rye malt, lightly astringent Nordic licorice, faintly spicy yeast, tart black fruit, and further earthy, leafy, and gently perfumed hops, the 18-proof ABV needling its way in thusly.

The carbonation is light and frothy, the body medium-full in weight (for the style), yet perhaps a tad thin on the ground for its smoothness, and any creaminess is of the airy variety. It finishes surprisingly dry, the rye starting to overtake the caramel for malt direction, the licorice notes going all natively tight and salty, some lactic sourness lingering, and the alcohol starting to sniff around in earnest.

A decent attempt at a - well let's count 'em: one, two, and, we'll say three markups to the base - English Porter. Broken down, this collaboration has added rye malt, ramped up booze, and, yes, Yanks and Norwegians to the mix. The result is interesting, rather flavourful, and drinkable enough, the latent dryness going the long mile in support of that.

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Photo of Sammy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of maxist
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of McNealc31
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Completely opaque with a dark, thin head. Rather inviting aroma of rye, chocolate, and dark fruit. Extremely smooth and complex. Layer upon layer of flavor. Rye and chocolate first, then figs, currants, charred wood, and burnt marshmallows. There is a hint of sweetness followed by a lasting chalky finish. Deceptive 9% ABV.

This is outstanding. Get it.

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Photo of prototypic
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Imperial Rye Porter is a very dark, chocolate fudge color. It’s almost opaque. Holding the glass up to light shows some dark burgundy highlights at the outer edges. Very impressive color nonetheless. A tan crown sits on top and stands just over a finger tall. It’s rather slow to recede, leaving a moderate spotty lacing behind. Good looking stuff.

The nose is good. It kicks off with a nice mix of chocolate and strong coffee. It doesn’t smell all that sweet. Roasted coffee is strong in the mix and really complements the chocolate well. It even adds a slight charred or burnt aroma. Rye is noted and adds a bread-like quality to the overall mix. Secondary scents include various spicy, herbal, and grassy notes. Alcohol is there, but doesn’t come through overly strong. Smells good!

The flavor is every bit as good as the nose, perhaps a little better. The malt base is certainly chocolate. It’s dark and bittersweet. Not much sweet milk chocolate here. Coffee is very bold in flavor and complements the chocolate extremely well. As a coffee fan, I love that! Rye is easily noted. It’s not buried at all. It adds a nice spicy flavor and is a little bread-ish. It’s a little herbal and grassy. Alcohol isn’t overly strong. Finishes with a nicely balanced mix of malty, herbal, and spicy flavors. Impressive.

Imperial Rye Porter has a body that’s on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation seems light and rather soft overall. It still feels just a tad thin for its size. More body would definitely smooth it out. Pretty drinkable stuff though. It’s tasty and goes down easy.

This collaboration between Terrapin Beer Company and Nøgne Ø is definitely impressive. I was a little apprehensive about a mix of dark malts and rye, but it works even better than I’d hoped. This is definitely tasty beer! Grab a bottle while you can!

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Photo of KensWorld
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from bottle, discounted at ABC.
Average, nothing to write about.

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Photo of Bugs318
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of mscudder
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel snifter. Thanks to my friend Julian for this one!

A - A deep, opaque black with a half finger tan head. Good retention.

S - Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, a pinch of hops and a touch of rye.

T - Fair standard here with some chocolate, coffee and big roasted malts, all in good balance. ABV is hidden nicely. Good and simple however an argument may be made that it is a bit plain.

M - The shining point of this one. Carbonation is high for a porter but really lifts this one up a notch. A heavy body coats the palette nicely with a creamy and smooth composition. A bit of rye shines towards the back, adding character. For what is going on here, I cannot see what they could have improved upon.

O - While large this beer is fairly drinkable with a well masked ABV. This is perhaps my favorite brew that Terrapin has touched and I will be on the lookout for more brews from Nonge O. (forgive the lack of proper characters).

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Photo of apasternak
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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