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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5999) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Sampled at SBWF12 Black with alomst no head. Vinous chocolate and sweet fruits. Some oaky notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5905) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
From a bottle at GBF 2012. Black with tiny beige head. Smokey caramelly aroma with dark chocolate and tar. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5874) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5855) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
250ml Bottle (O’Connor’s, Uppsala) - Black with a tan head. Coffee, plain chocolate, roasted malt and cognac in the aroma. Rich and indulgent taste with notes of leather, roasted coffee, plain chocolate and a warming finish from the cognac.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
25cl, new exclusive Norwegian brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/fruity, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, top class!, yet expensive!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle at O’Connor’s, Uppsala July 2012. Black with a minimal tan head. I must say that I prefer the normal Imperial Stout from Nøgne Ø more than this one, but it was still an excellent beer. Roasted malt with notes of cognac. Also licorice, some coffee, oak and alcohol. Nice body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5696) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2012
250 ml bottle, kindly shared by Odland. Sampled at room temperature. Pitch black colour, creamy brown head. Strong aroma of cognac oak barrel, some roasty notes too. Well rounded flavour, roasty of course, dark chocolate and coffee, the cognac and oak are there, but not overwhelming. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5554) - Ruhrcity, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (5552) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (5456) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a small beige head that. Some lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, fruity and cognac.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet and a some bitterness. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: Slightly sweet dark chocolate. Fruity and some wood. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: A real winter warmer fit for our arctic weather.
Personal stats: Bottle at Førtito Bar & Bowling in Sarpsborg, Norway


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