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


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RATINGS: 171   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5233) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light dry roasted malt notes with some light sweet notes and very subtle cognac notes. Taste is also dominated by light sweet concentrated malt notes with light arming alcohol notes with some light bitter black chocolate notes. Body is quite full with oily texture and medium carbonation with not much apparent alcohol. Cognac is harder to discerns then I would have expected but very enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8069) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, shared @ Three Boars. Hearty opaque brown with a dense brown crown. Aroma balances the sweet boozy cognac with the ashy roast of the base beer. Th body is very rich and full, with hard roast taking center-stage, some bitter chocolate, some licorice. The cognac is unobtrusive here, providing some added depth and sweetness without overpowering. I’m ordinarily not a big fan of cognac, but this worked for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cirrhosis (1266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Extreme dark brown body and I’m disappointed by the fact that I didn’t get a single bubble during the pour, completely flat looking. Love this aroma, sweet coffee, notable Cognac, almost smokey, hints of chocolate. This smeels oh high quality. OH FAWK WHAT DID I JUST DRINK!!! So smooth so rich. Big heavy chocolate malts, sweet alcohol, almost but not soya sauce, ash. I’m drooling horribly drinking this. Each sip is epic there is not one thing not awesome about this beer, will maybe the lack of bubbles is a problem but was that because of a bad pour? The cognac complements this stout so well. The more I drink the more sweet milk chocolate comes out and I do get vanilla sometimes. WHY WHY IS THIS BOTTLE SO SMALL!?!?!?!?! I’m out of beer and I’m sad now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3340) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Brown bottle, 0,25 l, best before 17/07/2017, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Huhges!), savoured on June 8 2013; eye: black, opaque, minuscule sheet of brown head that turns into a minuscule ring; nose: woody, roasted barley, chocolate, slight burnt barley, light resinous hops, liquorice; mouth: woody alcohol, roasted barley, chocolate, light burnt barley, resinous hops, liquorice, finale in roasted barley with presence of resinous hops, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly alcoholic and oily texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 0,25 l, meilleure avant 17/07/2017, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 8 juin 2013; œil : noire, opaque, minuscule couverture de mousse brune qui se transforme en un très petit anneau; nez : boisé, orge torréfiée, chocolat, très léger orge brûlée, léger houblon résineux, réglisse; bouche : boisé, alcool, orge torréfiée, chocolat, léger orge brûlée, houblon résineux, réglisse, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de houblon résineux, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, texture légèrement alcoolique et huileuse; en résumé : bien bon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3619) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
Bouteille de 25cl, Meilleure avant 17/07/2017. Bière noire avec mousse brune, la texture semble huileuse au versement. Le nez est de café, de bois, fruité, très fruité. Une bouche complexe, piquante, de chocolat amère, d’alcool fort. Finale sur le bois et le chocolat amère.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Black with a porous brown head. Aroma: chocolate, licorice, boozy, more cognac here than in the taste. Taste: licorice, chocolate, coffee, a touch of cognac. Full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (513) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 A bit over 2 yrs in the cellar.. Looks.. Black, murky no head, brown hue and super oily slick on glass. Smells..heavy roasted malts, dark rich choc and just a hint of the cognac barrel. Tastes..so thick and chewy, dark choc, big toasty malts, very viscous, some cognac, drinking well. Black with brown edges, minimal head. Smells.. Roasted malts, chocolate, sweet cognac booze. Tastes.. Roasted malts, some dark, rich and bitter chocolate, some vanilla, licorice from the oak/cognac barrel. Sensational

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutHead (864) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black with an instantly disappearing brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and traces of cognac. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits with the malt and notes of cognac coming out in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied and a bit sweet with a slightly bitter - but mostly malty and chocolaty - aftertaste. Barrel aged stouts sometimes tend to be a bit "tinny" in their taste, but this one isn’t - it feels nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCametron (2116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. I was pretty pleased to find a bottle of this as the standard Nogne Imperial is one of my first and favourites. Black with a tan head. Familiar imperial aroma with an outside edge of Cognac. Flavour has the usual chocolatey goodness with a richness verging on Soy. There’s an additional woody element which offers some vanilla and more importantly some top shelf cognac flavours. Sweetness and bitterness are well balanced. This was delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
250mL bottle, pours black with a tiny tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cognac barrels, and a little booze. Flavour is dry rich, with strong notes of roasted malt and cognac, a little dark unsweetened chocolate, and more roast. Finished on notes of roasted malt a cognac. The barrels are used very well, but I much prefer the regular Imperial Stout. Great stuff.

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