I love Porters as it is, so I’m curious how this amped up imperial version from the very highly respected Nøgne ø will turn out. 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.