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Nøgne Ø x Kissmeyer Naked Kiss

Brewery: Nøgne Ø x Kissmeyer Beer
Country: Norway
ABV: 11.5%
Style: American Imperial Porter
Other Notes: 40 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Here at Nøgne Ø we’ve always had a secret crush on Anders Kissmeyer. Our first fling with Anders resulted in the Double Knot Brown. Our very first collaboration brew! Now we’ve hooked up again, and this is the result. An imperial porter with lots of blackcurrant. And so the circle is completed. Enjoy with dessert. Or as dessert!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: 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.

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Nøgne Ø Two Captains

Brewery: Nøgne Ø
Country: Norway
ABV: 8.5%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: 100 IBUs.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Jan Halvor Fjeld, winner of Norwegian home brewing championship 2010 brewed his champion Imperial IPA at Nøgne Ø. We at Nøgne Ø are of course proud to be with him in making this happen.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.53
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml bottle from batch #1328 with a best before date of 15th December 2016 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear dark amber orange colour with a one finger off white head that leaves nice lacing.
Aroma: Heavy citrus orange and grapefruit with a hint of floralness and caramel.
Taste: Sweet-ish pineapple and grapefruit hop bitterness with some light caramel malt. The grapefruit bitterness sticks around for a while.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.
Overall: A pretty decent Double IPA with good lasting bitterness. It’s still well within its best before date, but I have to wonder if a fresher bottle would be even more impressive.

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