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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
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RATINGS: 162   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5564) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5341) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5246) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle looks simple but really good. Beer in the glass dark black, nice head. Starts heavy malty, stouty, earthy-malty. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Warming-alcoholic. Intense malty finish. A good one!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5237) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014

28/II/14 - 25cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 17/VII/17 (2014-227) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Note: tasted side by side with the regular version.<b/> Pitch black beer, small creamy beige to brown head, little stable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of chocolate, mocha, caramel, dried fruits, cocoa powder, roasted stuff, sweet touch. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, bit sourish, fruity, red fruits, berries, cognac, some alcohol, mocha, some coffee. Aftertaste: hoppy touch, sweet caramel, cocoa powder, dried fruits, mocha, coffee, sugary touch. I prefer the regular version.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5234) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle - The oak and cognac shine with roasted malts. Jet black with a brown thin head. Bbozey barrel taste with the sweetness predominant. No bitterness just alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5194) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (5074) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4996) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4935) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4917) - 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.


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