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


on tap

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RATINGS: 170   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4734) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Ben for this rarity! Pours opaque black with a large dark brown head, creamy with nice lacing. So far, so good! Aroma is very roasty, coffee, cigarettes, just a touch of cognac/brandy. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and medium bitter with a bitter finish. Cognac notes very muted, too muted really. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Not what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (2039) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2013
Strong alcohol odor. The taste is heavy and tastes even more alcohol. I really loved the usual Imperial Stout, but this has only made the beer worse. Thick flavor too. Long aftertaste that is not good unfortunately. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle from Pivoteka Beergeek, Prague. Almost black color with minimal beige head. Flat, no carbonation. Aroma of dark chocolate, plums, ash, oak, cognac. rasted taste with espresso, dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, salted licorice, raisins, ash, caramel, dry hoppy bitterness, oak, notes of cognac. Alcohol is evident, but in pleasant warming way. Very delicious beer for bleak autumn days.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
Bouteille de 250 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de céréale grillée avec une pointe da vanille. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #5085)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gerbeer (2397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
250 ml bottle. Pours black with no head. Aromas of rich woody malts, brown sugar, and liquorice. Flavours are similar but even richer. Smooth cognac adding complexity and balance. Hot - more than one would expect for the ABV. But incredible,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2186) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Dead computer = lame phone review. N: candy, apple, weak molasses, grape juice, stellar succulent roast, admitting that the beer has been in my glass for 3hrs. T: bitter yummiest, sweet yet stiff roast - very malty. Rich, smooth, light pepper like burn, pungent plum, other hard roared things. Very good 3 hrs ago and very good now. Thanks to someone for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2116) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
250 ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black with very small head that is very short lived.
Aroma : Roasted malt with some tar and ashed. Strong spirit notes with hints of dark fruits and light spirit sweetness. Light piny hops. light smoke.
Taste : Roasted malt with piny hops. Big coffee with light dark (very dark like over 90% cacao) chocolate. Finish persistent and fairly warming. Big cacao notes with coffee and hops.
Palate : Fairly soft carbonation. Warm palate with medium sweetness.
Overall : Quite interesting. Maybe a bit strong on the spirit notes. Nice malt complexity with great cacao and coffee notes. Finish is a bit warm. Great but I think it would have been improved if blended with a bit of the regular stout to bring down the spirit barrel notes to a more balanced level.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (918) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2013
Black color, no head. Aroma of cognac, chocolate, anise, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, smoke. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, cognac flavor. Medium body, oily slick texture, flat carbonation. Really complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kingi (518) - - AUG 2, 2013
aroma is roasted coffee. black beer dark brown small head. taste is light roasted, coffee, light sweetness. finish is a cognac type of alcohol slightly sweet burn. Very good but not bestest for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1805) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from kris wines, london. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice, wooden barrel, chocolate. Roasty taste, licorice, coffee, full body, hint of cognac at the end.

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