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

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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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24
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Borkman18
4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chocolaty notes. Doesn't retain much of a head. With an aggressive pour, it retains a nice mocha-chocolaty colored one for a little bit. Very good.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pitch black with a thick, creamy, tan 2 finger head. Good retention and outstanding lacing. Couldn't be better.

S- Coffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, booze, and tropical hops.

T- Dark, sweet fruits up front. Big chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, coffee, and a little licorice follows. Creamy chocolate is the boss of this beer, but its other parts compliment it wonderfully. Beautifully balanced and complex. Hoppy tropical fruit flavor pops in and out as it warms.

M- Super, I mean SUPER, creamy. And seriously as thick as old motor oil. Kind of sticky. Light, crisp carbonation. Drying with a nice roasted bitterness.

O- This is a well crafted beer. Balanced and complex. The mouthfeel is what I will remember most, but overall this was a damn good beer and memorable experience.

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Photo of Jtee
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a 500ml bottled served slightly chilled at 19 degrees Celsius into a snifter. Brew date on the bottle reads: 09.08.2016. The beer has spent almost a full year in the bottle.

Look: The beer pours an opaque black with 1cm of dense, mocha head that dissipates into a partial film in just over a minute. It looks as expected from an aged, 9% ABV beer.

Smell: Wow, intense. Rich and robust as much as it is strong and balanced. Roasty with faint alcohol note. I'm getting rye bread, coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, and black licorice with mild dark fruit. Very enticing.

Taste: Oh my gosh. Very much like the aroma with plenty of strength and a great balance. An explosion of roasty and complex dark malts with notes of chocolate, coffee, black licorice, brown sugar, and dark fruit. You can taste hints of alcohol, but in a pleasant way. The finish is long, strong, and bitter with a considerable mineral character.

Feel: What a presence! The liquid just fills your mouth with a full body and low carbonation. Slick, mouth-coating, heavy, velvety, chewy, and slightly astringent. Restrained and smooth alcohol presence. So many words and yet they don't seem enough.

Overall: There's no question this brew is among my favourite porters. It's bold, robust, and complex with a massive presence on the palate. Excellent craftsmanship. Simply wonderful. A must-try in the world of dark, strong beers. In addition, it aged exceptionally well.

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4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StrongAleSkeptic
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very dark brownish black, with considerable brown head. Lacing of the glass through the entire round
S - Smells of roasted notes of barley and rye, with a dominance of toffee and a subtle burnt caramel sweetness. Aroma is clean roasted grain throughout. No off-notes or harshness.
T - Outstanding flavor profile throughout the entire sip. There's a quick dominant spiciness upfront that soon blends to a semi-sweet, roasted toffee flavor. Comforting and lively evolving taste as it blends towards the back of the mouth. Zero trace of alcohol or any harsh notes. The rye provides such a unique but complimentary tone to the roasted bill.
M - Gentle but thicker on the palate with a distinctly wet finish. Balanced bitterness leaves a tinge to salivate on before the next sip and finishes quite clean. Outstanding.
O - One of the smoothest imperial porters I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. From start to finish this porter blends with comfort and leads with a soothing force throughout the palate. It's surprisingly simple and pure in its styling, refreshingly leaving out much of the complexity that other higher gravity porters seek to exploit. Again, outstanding.

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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 Immortale25
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tapered Guinness pint glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 3/4 inch light brown head that retains quite well before reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a big center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves clots behind on the glass.

S- Chocolatey aroma with a bit of spicy rye and a hint of caramel.

T- Dark roasted malt, milk chocolate and rye all very well-balanced and on the sweeter side which is a plus for me. Alcohol is incredibly well-hidden beneath the deliciousness bringing the drinkability to dangerous levels.

M- Semi-creamy with a robust body and medium carbonation.

O- Plain and simple but incredibly effective. When the Nogne boys and Terrapin boys put their heads together, you get an awesome Norwegeorgian ale.

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4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.52/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of q33jeff
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

**
03/04/2014
Aroma Is grains, chocolate, coffee, toast, yeast. Appearance: dark black pour, thick, tan head with lacing long after pour. Very nice looking. Taste is bitter chocolate, toast, coffee. Very smooth and tasty. A nice lagniappe complement to my Fat Tuesday dinner."

A great collaboration.
**

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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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