Ölmönger: Ölbeat 276: Nøgne Ö / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter

Brewery: Nøgne Ö (Terrapin Beer Co.)
Country: Norway
Style: Imperial Porter
Abv: 9 %

What about the beer?
Colour is black with a small tan head. Aroma has roasted malts, spicy chocolate and sweet citrus fruits. Taste begins with roasted malty dark chocolate. Dark chocolate and roasted malts take over with hints of espresso. Towards the end spicy liquorice and bittersweet citrus get pleasantly through. Aftertaste has bitter citrus, dark chocolate and spicy sweet roasted malts.
Incredibly rich Imperial Porter. Rye malts seem to add spice, sweetness and thickness to the brew. Probably American hops give strong citrus and liquorice to the mix. The result is rich and complex parade of flavours. Damn fine stuff. Thanks go to the brewers of the Naked Island in Norway and their colleagues in Athens, Georgia.


It’s black. It’s heavy. Now it belongs to the secret stash of my favourite brews.
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