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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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!


MOARBEER's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MOARBEER (93) - - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody cognac chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody cognac chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Not a bad brew at all, some complexity inside, the cask bites harder as expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (647) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
Pitch black. No head. Chocolate aroma and taste. Roasted aftertaste. Wood comes through enough.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1572) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Many thanks, tomschijns! Oily black colour, dark brown foam. Syrupy texture. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee, chocolate and warming alcoholic finish. Very well blend with the cognac. Fantastic stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5155) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, fruity, taste is sweet, rich and a lot of booze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (4564) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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 (4555) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1057) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 18, 2014
250ml bottle with best before date of 17/7/17. A short lasting small sized coffee coloured head crowns an opaque black body. Notes of burnt sugar, caramel, booze, dark chocolate, coffee beans, and dried dark fruits on the nose. Palate is thick and smooth with soft carbonation and bittersweet flavours with an alcoholic burn and faint dry smokiness to the finish. One for slow after dinner contemplation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
abstractbeer (238) - NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Very black, almost no head. Complex aroma, mostly reminiscent of a sweet big stout. Thick mouthfeel, little/low carbonation. Lots of flavors here, and a very long aftertaste. Everything from strawberries to soy sauce is present here, and I find it difficult to put my finger on specific flavors. But let’s try: chocolate, coffee, soy sauce, wood, roasted nuts, smoked meat... and more. Delicious.


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