RateBeer
overall
100
94
style
Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle. Almost black, no head. Aroma of very subtle vanilla and booze. Taste is licorice, dark chocolate, some coffee. Decent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle, 25cl. A pitch black beer topped by a small, firm and dense dark brown head. Almost oily pour. The aroma is delicious, the booze playing nicely against the Imperial Stout backdrop with its coffee, chocolate and dark, roasted malts. Some alcoholic scents in the nose. The flavor too is really pleasant, although a bit rougher than the aroma. Sweetness, mocha, dark roasted malts, lovely bitterness, both of the roasted and the hoppy kind. Dark caramel and dried fruits blends in. Full body, lightly warming and still sort of smooth. Roasted finish with bitterness, some booze and some licorice. A really pleasant one, one I can enjoy for a while. 120130

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14648) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle @ Odense Summer Gathering, 2015. Pours black with a small fading head. Roast, chocolate, coffee, wood. Soft and smooth. Lingering woody and soft vinous finish. Sippable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14468) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. I got this one at Kris Wines. Pours black-brown with a thick, creamy brown head. The aroma holds a bit of peat, ripe dark fruits, raisins. Medium to big sweet flavor, a bit of alcohol, subtle charred malts, more raisins and other dark, ripe fruits, bitter cocoa, torched wood, earth. Medium to full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Warming finish, lots of semi-sweet chocolates, plenty more ripe dark fruits, moderate dirt bitterness. Good balance, nice depth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13393) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Sample at SBWF 2012. Pitch black beer with a small brown head. Chocolate aroma, cocoa, licorice, cognac, oak, fruity, figs, peat notes. Alcohol flavor, peat, hay, licorice, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, cognac notes, oak, some figs and dades.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gunnfryd (12430) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is wood, coffee, licorice, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol. Flavour is licorice, coffee, cognaq, wood, chocolate, alcohol, dried fruits. Very nice pleasent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Ratebeer Odense Summer Gathering 2015. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, soy sauce and chocolate. Sweet malty flavour with licorice ad a touch of citrus

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11496) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11412) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
shared by ungstrup. pitch dark, small offwhite head. aroma is mild hard roasted malty. flavor is rosted malts, smoked malts, wood, complex, alc. burn but it fits,


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 17


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50