Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 1706   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
We think the Russian tsar would have liked his stout this way. A dark, rich ale in which a generous sweetness with roasted malt bitterness. Serving temp.10°C/50°F. Great with vanilla ice cream or dark chocolate.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, roasted barley, oat, black, and chocolate malt; Columbus and Crystal hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

23°P,75 IBU, 9% ABV.

Imperial Stout fra Nøgne Ø er en tett og helt svart ale med stor fyldighet. Smaken domineres av kaffe, sjokolade, lær og tørket frukt. Vi synes den passer bra til mørk sjokolade og kraftige desserter.

buzzoven's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
buzzoven (376) - - JAN 12, 2009
Wow...what black tar pit did this stuff crawl out from? Seriously pitch dark in pour with a dark brown (almost black) head resting foamily atop...no light dwells within. Sickly sweet smell...like rummy raisins and cream. Soft and slightly fuzzy on the tongue. This is one very interesting stout that i’m actually having a hard time trying to pin down flavours on...it has hints of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, etc. all the usual suspects. But there is an overall dryness that supercedes all of those flavours and in turn, welds it into something slightly spectacular. Imagine the dryness of white wine and the smokiness of a good barrel-aged whiskey crossed with the creaminess of ice cream (specifically vanilla...not chocolate, surprisingly). What more can i say? Simply amazing and unique...might give Old Rasputin a run for it’s money.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1648) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 22, 2016
butelka, warka z 13-01-2016. Spora, niebrzydka piana, praktycznie czarne piwo. aromaty o dziwo nie zrobily na mnie specjalnego wrazenia - kawa zbozowa dominuje. jest troche ciemnych owocow swiezych i suszonych, dosc duzo palonosci, jest troche... cholera wie czego ale niesympatycznego w odbiorze (siarka? po pol roku? niemozliwe chyba... ale nie wiem co to), jakies mineralno-ziemiste nutki, czekolada... nie jest to jakies bardzo intensywne. w ustach jest lepiej, bo juz nie ma nieprzyjemnych wrazen, a te pozytywne, wzbogacone nawet (np rodzynki, chleb) sa intensywniejsze. srednio ciala. nisko wysycone. lekki alkohol, dosc szlachetny, rumowy w odbiorze. goryczka odnotowywalna... takie ciut FES’owate to piwo. bdb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (563) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Coffee, chocolate, roasted barley in nose. Pours black with tan head. Taste is medium sweet with chocolate, coffee, some booze, licorice and herbs. Finish is medium bitter, body is medium to full. Overall very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scrumpy369 (398) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 14, 2016
Bottlw shared in Dublin with my father. Pitch black colour small brown head disappears fast. Nose is roasted malts, booze and chocholate. Roasted malts coffee and definitve alchol in the taste. Vry nice inp stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (840) - Łódź, POLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny.<br. Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: intensywne aromaty ciemnych słodów, kawy, kakao, gorzkiej czekolady, lekka paloność, trochę ciemnych owoców, wiśni, ciemnego pieczywa.
Smak: wyraźna pełnia słodowa, sporo ciemnych sodów, kawy, gorzkiej czekolady, kakao, trochę ciemnego pieczywa, ciemnych owoców, lekka słodycz, skontrowana średnią goryczką.
Wysycenie: średnie, lekko w kierunku niskiego.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Black color. Roasted barley, dark chocolate, vanilla, hops and coffee. Sweet, balanced taste, chocolate, roasted malt, hops that brings a bitter finish. One of the very best standard Imperial Stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - JUN 25, 2016
A lot of coffee in this one, along with roasted malt and burnt liquorice. It’s like a dense syrup embroidered with blackberry notes. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerGantzel (290) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, licuorice and coffee. Black with a fine foam. Not as intense as expected, but still very tasteful. Medium-high fullness and creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (1123) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 20, 2016

Butelka z datą: 13..01.2020, batch nr: 1572
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, niska.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Ciemne słody (pumpernikiel, kakao, nuty paloności, kawa).
SMAK: Wytrawne. Analogicznie do zapachu prym wiodą ciemne słody. Posmak kawowy, długi. Goryczka średnia w kierunku wysokiej, nieco zalegająca. Perfekcyjne ukryty alkohol.
OGÓLNIE: Rasowy, klasyczny przedstawiciel stylu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (518) - ITALY - JUN 15, 2016
Imbottigliata il 12 gennaio 2016, aperta il 15 giugno 2016. Marrone molto scura, quasi impenetrabile, con riflessi color rubino, schiuma tra il marrone e l’ocra non molto persistente che forma un anello lungo la parete del bicchiere. Aroma di caffè tostato, leggermente metallica, avena, zucchero bruciato, note legnose, di liquirizia, cioccolato, prugna essiccata e frutti rossi. Al palato sempre caffè, frutti rossi, note metalliche, avena, finale tostato di caffè arricchito da cioccolato misto a tepore etilico e note legnose. Corpo pieno, poco carbonata.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (454) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 The balance between chocolate/coffee/roast malts is sublime - utterly superb - retested next to Feral Boris and falls a bit short of it due to lack of complexity in comparison (although the Nogne is a bit more bitter which I like).

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