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Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout Belgique (Frank’s Sour Black)

Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout Belgique (Frank’s Sour Black)
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Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
At Mikkkeller Bar in Copenhagen only. And a few Norwegian places...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (1225) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
It has a wonderful aroma of fruit, butterscotch and jelly. In the taste has some of these things too, but it is most coffee tones and dark bitter chocolate unites it and make it an incredibly delicious stout with great richness. It is almost creamy in the mouth and has great bitterness in the final. Very nice and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3620) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, liqurice, weak burnt and tar. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice, weak sweets, brunt wood and plastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty and slightly sour aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor with sour hints. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish with sour hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2011
Hand bottled 500ml @ Beer2000
[Courtesy of Beer2000] Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, coffee, chocolate and sour raspberries. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium sour. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2011
Pours black with a nice beige head.Aroma of coffee , some funk, dirt and roast.Flavor is sweet and roasted with some funk and cheesy notes.Medium to full body , average carbonation.Very nice .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6809) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
Thin brown head. Opaque black body. Funky waxy roasty aroma with vinegary notes. Dry-acidic and faintly sweet taste with roasty funky chocolate notes. Mid-bodied. Rough, sandpapery mouthfeel. Dry metallic burnt pine needle aftertaste. Very interesting, but not nearly as good as it is interesting. (0.5l bottle.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (2157) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
Hand tapped on plastic bottle 2 weeks prior to tasting. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Roasted aroma. Heavy body. Bit sweetish. Burnt notes as well. Flavour is roasted and tart/sour. Feels stale. Tart, roasted finish. Notes of burnt wood; then notes of burnt plastic lingering Bad. An okay beer with some nice elements as such, but overall it just doesn’t cut it. 25.09.10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6399) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2010
Deep ruby, low carbonation. Sour cherry aroma. Soft, round, yet an edge of vinegar. Otherwise a quite harmonic stout. A hint of smoke. Dry, but not intensively sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2010
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice and a touch of smoke. Sweet dark flavour with licorice and red berries. Slightly tart edge, leading into a long roasted aftertaste. This is definitely a beer worth making again at some point. Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2010
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorish, light acidic and light barnyard. Flavour is roasted malt, liquorish, coffee, acidic, light leather and fruity notes.

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