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


on tap

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This Imperial Stout has spent one year in oak casks which were previously used for aging Cognac. We think that this has given it a couple of new dimensions, and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1759) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, with a tiny and very short lived head. Aroma is roasted dark malts, with cocoa, coffee and molasses, nice dark fruits with raisins and prunes, oak barrels, notes of cognac, liquorice, tobacco and smoke. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet, dark roasted malts, with bread, coffee, cocoa and kandi, as well as very nice and well integrated oak barrels, cognac and tannins, and notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
250ml bottle, deep black color, with a small bubbly dark tan head, but falling quickly. Mild chocolatey, cognac liqueur, mint chocolate, dark bitter chocolate baking bar, burnt molasses nose, with a sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, caramel malty, light black coffee, burnt fruitcake accent, and a sweet burnt brownie, burnt chocolate cake, burnt chocolate pie crust, faint burnt dark dried fruit note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth smooth strong dark bitter chocolate, chocolate cup filled with cognac liqueur, swee burnt molasses, burnt chocolate cake, burnt fruitcake, burnt chocolate pie crust, fruity yeasty character with some sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, wheat, oat malty, fruity burnt dry blackcurrant, blackberry, dark coffee, subtle spicy anise, burnt toast, burnt brownie, faint vanilla flavours, leading towards a warming mild dark chocolatey, cognac liqueurish, vanilla, burnt oak barrel, sweet dark bitter chocolate, molasses, lingering smooth sweet velvety roasted, chocolate, toasted, wheat, oat maltiness, black coffee bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (587) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
Pitch black, no head. Delicate barrel aromas backed by dark cocoa notes with some tar. Almost full body, fruity, dark chocolate with figs, some cognac in the finale to warm everything up. Delicate barrel treatment, palate is a bit thin for the style, but very good impy stout nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7847) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2015
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 3 Oct 2014) Black colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, black coffee and a touch of oak wood. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, cacao, oak wood, gentle flavours of cognac and a solid coffee bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with just a touch of sweetness (drier than expected). Solid and well made imperial stout, with a gentle cognac character in the background. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22977) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody cognac chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody cognac chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Not a bad brew at all, some complexity inside, the cask bites harder as expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (748) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
Pitch black. No head. Chocolate aroma and taste. Roasted aftertaste. Wood comes through enough.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (2883) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Many thanks, tomschijns! Oily black colour, dark brown foam. Syrupy texture. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee, chocolate and warming alcoholic finish. Very well blend with the cognac. Fantastic stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5888) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle looks simple but really good. Beer in the glass dark black, nice head. Starts heavy malty, stouty, earthy-malty. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Warming-alcoholic. Intense malty finish. A good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, fruity, taste is sweet, rich and a lot of booze.

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