Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1494   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phillies08Champs (680) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2010 Bottle from Matt Capone. Pours black with some head that fades. Aroma is leather, deep roasted notes, burnt sugar and coffee. First sip is similar with a pancake syrup finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matis (88) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Creamy, tan colour head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee liquier, toffi, brownie and leather. Firstly roasted black malts but than heavy bitter contra. Some smoke, some peat, some ash... perfectly ballanced taste. Creamy body, rather dry - excellent RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanelst (118) - AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2014
aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, burned roasts, plums. Taste is moderatly sweet with a bitter ending. Chocolate, dark fruits, citrus, caramel, smoke, coffee roast. Pretty intense, gives you a glowing alcohol warm feeling. Christmassy beer, bit weird drinking this during a summer heathwave.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (806) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
A great imperial stout. Pours an incredibly deep black with a thick brown head. Smells of vanilla and toffee. Taste changes drastically from start to finish. Starts very smooth, with some vanilla. Finishes smoky, with a slight tartness to it. Very good. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoToBi (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Pretty good. A little bit of smokey bitterness on the palate. Not much sweetness. Quite yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sulphursouls (21) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2014
It poured black, dark and rich. There was an aroma of roasted sweet liquorice, with hints of yeast, not much sweetness. The flavour started with some sweet vanilla, paused briefly and carried into a long after-taste of bitter coffee. Wonderful combination of flavours and transition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xavalias (62) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at Tap10, Copenhagen. Pitch black with brown head. Sweet, very full bodied, light aromas, roasted, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baton (32) - Łódź, POLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle, batch 1004. Pours jet black with creamy, not big, brown head. Aroma: dark fruits (plum), roasted malts, chocolate, liquor notes. Similar in taste: chocolate, roasty, dark fruits, some coffee. Full body, oily texture, nice aftertaste. Very intensive. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1833) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2014
June 15, 2014 - bottle purchased a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. Black pour with tan head that faded quickly. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Taste was very roasty and coffee. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (893) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
bottle thanks to cunningham! shared with friend. poured a black colour with a nice tan head. sweet chocolate notes, roasted malts, coffee, molasses, some red fruits, small bitterness. nice beer

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