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


on tap


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbeast88 (41) - - APR 28, 2013
black with beige head that disappear quickly.Roasted coffee,chocolate and herbs. medium bitter,not as good as Nøgne Ø’s Imperial Stout Cognac Barrel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4023) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2016
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt. liqorice, black coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit, bourbon, peaty notes and wood. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, with biter notes and some alcohol. Full bodied, pily texture and flat carbonation. An excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
A: Jet black with a dark brown huge head that quickly disappears. N: Liqourice, rye bread, soy sauce T: Dark bread, coffee, brown sugar, hint of liqourice O: Quite heavy carbonated for a BA stout. Packed with roasted flavours. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5271) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle (250 ml) at home. Pitch black with a medium thick dark brown head, some retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is chocolate forward with roasted malts, ashes, alcohol, berries, oak, caramel and mild smoke. Taste is slightly sweet and slightly acidic as well with again a lot of chocolate as well as roasted malts, ashes, berries, oak, bourbon, smoke, caramel, alcohol (quite warming actually) and bitter chocolate. Full body. Medium to good carbonation. Rich mouthfeel. Coffee-like acidity in the finish along with a surprising alcohol warmth for a 9% abv RIS. Rich, complex and tasty stuff. It’s hard to believe this isn’t 10%+ in abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
250 ml bottle. Pours black with a thick, creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, wood, leather and ash. Flavor is chocolate, burnt caramel and coffee. Finish is dark chocolate, ash, leathery. Lingering booze. Full body, velvety and oily mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFF (139) - - 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 (2160) - 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 (1020) - 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 (2852) - 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 (3002) - 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.

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