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


on tap

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RATINGS: 175   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10864) - 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 (6502) - Reutlingen, 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 (6471) - Wanne-Eickel, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 18, 2014
250ml bottle with best before date of 17/7/17. A short lasting small sized coffee coloured head crowns an opaque black body. Notes of burnt sugar, caramel, booze, dark chocolate, coffee beans, and dried dark fruits on the nose. Palate is thick and smooth with soft carbonation and bittersweet flavours with an alcoholic burn and faint dry smokiness to the finish. One for slow after dinner contemplation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
abstractbeer (241) - NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Very black, almost no head. Complex aroma, mostly reminiscent of a sweet big stout. Thick mouthfeel, little/low carbonation. Lots of flavors here, and a very long aftertaste. Everything from strawberries to soy sauce is present here, and I find it difficult to put my finger on specific flavors. But let’s try: chocolate, coffee, soy sauce, wood, roasted nuts, smoked meat... and more. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014

28/II/14 - 25cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 17/VII/17 (2014-227) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Note: tasted side by side with the regular version.<b/> Pitch black beer, small creamy beige to brown head, little stable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of chocolate, mocha, caramel, dried fruits, cocoa powder, roasted stuff, sweet touch. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, bit sourish, fruity, red fruits, berries, cognac, some alcohol, mocha, some coffee. Aftertaste: hoppy touch, sweet caramel, cocoa powder, dried fruits, mocha, coffee, sugary touch. I prefer the regular version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
Drack den i December 2013, Flaska, Bishop Helsingborg. Poängen var uppskrivet men resten av texten är borta. Får dricka om den vid senare tillfälle för noggrannare analys haha ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2014
250 ML bottle Kept the best aspects of the Imperial stout. Lots of roast and chocolate, quite dry and oily and added the dimension of oak and subtle notes of cognac. Much bigger than the 9% leads on. Full on beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2137) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle shared at home with SuBarbare. Color: deep dark beer with high viscosity no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: high malt control with cognac and barrel (wood) notes. Sugar and caramel. Taste: high viscosity on mouth with malt and brown sugar taste. Aftertaste: alcohol taste with malt and rye brown.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (934) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Ne moussant aucunement et d’un noir d’une opacité effrayante, ce stout impérial mûri en fûts de chêne ayant contenu du cognac promet avec un bouquet fort appréciable de bois, de fruits secs et d’alcool fort. En bouche, tous les éléments qui caractérisent ce style de bière y sont : le chocolat noir, le café et l’alcool se manifestent. Capiteuse et liquoreuse, on retrouve également dans cette bière des notes boisées et légèrement fumées. Une bière parfaite pour les rudes soirées d’hiver.

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