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


on tap

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5310) - Kristiansand, - JAN 29, 2013
250 ml bottle. A black body with a thin brown head. Aroma is a bit milder than expected, still quite obvious. Roasted malt, coffee, dry fruit, wood and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, rather alcoholic, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, dry fruit and wood. The body feels probably lighter than it really is, but it feels OK as it is. Aftertaste is same as the main taste and stays along. Overall this beer surprises me a bit. The Imperial Stout flavor is somehow somewhere in the background and the flavor from the barrel feels rather boozy but not too typical whisky or whatever, its more wood and alcohol in general. Takes a few sips to get used to it, not unpleasant but I prefer the original Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFF (47) - - NOV 20, 2015
Robe noire foncée, mousse brune épaisse, mais transitoire, arômes sublimes de cacao, café, vanille (?). Liquide onctueux. Goût prononcé correspondant aux arômes, cette bière est presque parfaite, si ce n’était d’un léger arrière goût de brûlé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts spicy dried fruits coffee and oak flavor roasted malts spicy dried fruits coffee spicy oak alcohol chocolate and caramel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Black color, brown head. Dark chocolate nose, wood, dried fruit, brown sugar. Roasted malt taste, licorice, wood, vanilla, coffee, bitter espresso finish. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suurjuust (2039) - ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
Black beer, tan head. Nose is berries, coffee, chocolate, something rum cake, wood notes and roast. Flavor is thinner then the nose would suggest, barrel notes, more red berries, vinous notes, licorice, roast. Roasty and dark chocolate finish, something cakey. Lingering dark chocolate, roast and red berries. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with beige-brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, malt, malt, oak. Flavor is sweet, dark chocolate, roast, malt, wood. Finish is roast bitter and malt. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcervellieri (1) - - OCT 31, 2015 does not count
Ottima stout caffettosa e bella corposa. Veramente una ottima birra Consigliata.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015

Bottle 250ml. @ home.

[ As Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout Barrel Aged 2012 ].
[ Trade by chrisv10 ]. Clear dark brown black color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon, light paet - smoke. Flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, smoke, roastes, chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcholic. [20150913]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1410) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle at home, 18th October 2015. Pours black, light bubbles. Aroma is leather, slight barrel, liquor. Taster is slight liquor, leather, cocoa, smooth, light palate. Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4635) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle shared by Noyt. Thick oily black pour with rich creamy brown foam that slowly rises through the liquid. Aroma is really rich and chocolaty, light smoky aroma, dark chocolate, burnt toast. Taste is sweet, umami, licorice and rich chewy molasses malt. Palate is full bodied with good carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (13463) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle as "Barrel Aged 2012", 9%. Black with medium dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, wood, tequila? hop and dark fruit. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little smoke, wood, medium sweet, dark fruit, liquorice, notes of alcohol and medium bitter.

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