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


on tap

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (509) - 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 (7033) - 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 (20000) - 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 (1809) - 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 (715) - 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 (2222) - Ghent, 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 (5542) - 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 (7305) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5926) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle from Cuso - thank you so much, Imro! The beer pours out in a deep black colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of dried fruits, malt and strong alcohol. Wonderful taste of prunes, chocolate, barley, malt, torf, wood, oak, dried fruits and plums. Finish of dark plums and barley. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (5914) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
Thick piwo with a big loads of plums and other ripe fruits. In the end there is some big alcohol and roasted malt. High quality brew with a balanced end.

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