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


on tap

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2777) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
8.5 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours dark brownish black with half a finger of tan head. Aromas of roast, coffee, peat, soy. Tastes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, soy sauce, smoke, peat. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikaLukanainen (115) - POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Black beer with a tan head that disappears almost immediately after pouring into glass. A very strong aroma of dark chocolate, plums, prune, barrel, roasted, cherry liquour, even some smoke. Thick and sweet in the taste with a distinct yet noble alcohol note, dark chocolate and heavily burned coffee in the aftertaste. Almost no carbonation at all. Definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alberti92 (145) - - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store Hamilton hill. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Carbonation is low and body is full. Aroma is dark chocolate and bitter coffee mixed with vanilla, subtle ripe tropical fruits and some booze. Taste is complex and the abv is well masked. Chocolate is the standout for me mixed with some smokeyness. The burnt dark malts create a massive dark chocolate / coffee bitter finish with lots of sultanas, vanilla, caramel and ash. My highest rate beer rating so far. Great stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6553) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2015
Small brown head. Opaque black body. Earthy chocolatey mealy aroma with herbal milky notes. Dry-sweet, and faintly acidic, earthy chocolatey taste with herbal notes. Full-bodied. Mild, soft, mealy mouthfeel with some heat at the end. Dry roasty chocolatey aftertaste with alcoholic herbal notes. Nice, surprisingly mellow. (0.25l bottle, I forget where from. Batch 894/895 from Nov 2012, drunk April 2015.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle shared with Remy for a pre-420 session. Remy likes the strong shit so I brought this little jawn along. Pours black color with large beige head. Aromas and flavor of dark fruit...mostly plum and or prunes. Other notes of barrel, chocolate, toffee, and licorice. Medium to fuller mouth but not too sticky. Booze well hidden for 16%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (744) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses, touch of licorice. Molasses and licorice a bit more present in the flavor. Relatively thin body. Boozy. Overall very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (167) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
04.06.14 Czarne piwo z ?adna ale szybko znikajaca piana. Zapach piekny, palone slody ze wszystkimi swoimi zajebistosciami jak czekolada, kawa. W smaku slodkie, mega pelne, rodzynki, wisnie, suszona sliwka. Pod koniec troche goryczki i alkoholu. Jak na poziom alkoholu jest on swietnie ukryty w smaku, ale wychodzi w gardle i nieco sciaga co akurat jest mile. Swietne, zlozone piwo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
25cl bottle, 16%, bottled Nov 2012, #02418. Black, small tan head. Aroma is booze, spice, perfume - Old Spice, chocolate, paint, stock cube. Body is medium, slightly foamy, touch of carbonation. Taste is semisweet dark malts, coffee, spice, tangy booze. Finishes dry with a warming ethanol linger. Fine, fairly one-dimensional imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10877) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Almost black. Roast, dark chocolate and a hint of licorice in the aroma. Full bodied. Alcoholic but smooth. Malty sweet, roasty flavor with soothing caramel and chocolate. Roast. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (9688) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Schwarzes Bier mit einer geringe bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, alkohlisch, schokoladig, Kaffee, Toffee. Geschmack intensiv schokoladig, Vanille, alkoholisch, gering Bourbon, cremig, weltklasse!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3524) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, light vanilla, light smoky. Sweet malty flavour, light bitter, dark chocolate, reminding of bourbon, roasted malts, some coffee. Oily. Finish bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, strong liquorice.
(from 25cL bottle @ ZZT XI, Oirschot. Bedankt voor het delen, Joris!)

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