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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
8.5 oz bottle from Santa. Pours black with very thin dark tan ring around the edges. You know a great stout when you see a head that dark. My nose is shot due to a cold but can still pick up beautiful aromas of dark fruits, bread, barrel, vanilla, and some roast. Flavors of beautifully roasted malts, chocolate, soft dark fruits, cognac soaked woods, and a wonderful earthy note. Bit of a chalky mouthfeel, but really works in this case. Beautiful stout. Thanks Santa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11101) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Nordisk Ølhandel, Cph. Completely opaque black with a small, creamy, brown head. Aroma has sweet boozy caramel, chocolate, light roasted, soft oak. Medium carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine roasted malts, chocolate, oak, fairly vinious, nutty. Very nice, but a step down from the original.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle at Haandverkerstuene. Completely black, no head. Roasted aroma, hints of tar and vanilla. Great vanilla flavours, some chocolate and woodiness towards the finish. A great dessert beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
30-NOV-2012, bottle @home, from Den Norske Landhandel. Black with nice brown head that unfortunately dies to fast. Burnt malts aroma. Tar, charcoal, cognac. Taste is burnt as well with also coffee, alcohol, cognac. A little rough taste profile but the body is so full and smooth. A hint of tartness. Oily, pruny, tared finish. Fantastic drink.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bygers (633) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle 0,25l at Amundsen in Oslo, Norway. Pours an opaque color with a thin tan head. Aroma of cognac, dark fruits, plum, brandy, roasted malts, bread, some brandy and red wine. Flavor is cognac, red wine, plum, dark fruits, licorice, oats and bitter roasted cofee. A lingering bitterness and slightly spicy. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle at home. Pitch black - brown head. Ok burned malts, some dryness, nice tart wooden, cognac, ok light to medium boozy, sweetness, dried fruits, charcoal, dark chocolate, ok bitterness, lots of chocolate, light to medium licorice, minerals - salty notes. Very smooth and pleasant.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2012
(From notes 5 Nov, 2012) Bottle. Dark brown, fizzy head, gone in a second. Black pour. Amazing aroma; bacon, malt, vanilla and other greatness. Flavor is very malty, liquorice, coffee bitterness, roasted. Mouthfeel is slightly bubbly but smooth. Finish is bitter and malty.

I cannot distinguish the cognac barrel, but I’m sure it contributed to this awesome imperial stout. I enjoyed this one very much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours jet black with a thin dark brown head. Disappears almost immediately leaving a somewhat lifeless head. Aromas are super complex. Very earthy the wood certainly comes through as does some tar, soy sauce, roasted grain, vanilla and treacle like sweetness. Pretty bloody good. Flavours really show the roasted grain along with some alcohol and a fair amount of sweetness. Some oxidation but it does seem to work. Medium mouthfeel. Super complex

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MOARBEER (91) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2012
Pours inky black with thin dark brown head. Tar, smoke, bitter chocloate, port barrel. Nice bitter finish. Too easy to drink. Epic stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle @ home. Aroma is lot’s of wood, some roast and cognac, some laurel liquorice. Promising. Flavour is creamy woody roasty liquorice, some laurel, cognac and alcohol, some spicy notes. Very complex roasty IS. Nice warming alcohol finish.


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