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


on tap

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MOARBEER (94) - - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Rating #1315 - Black as a Norwegian Christmas. Aroma is heavy roast malt, espresso, molasses. eau de vie.Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, lots of burnt sugar, toffee, blackstrap molasses. Decent cognac profile that doesn’t take over. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDesmadre (2756) - Mikołów, POLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle from Palme, thanks! Licorice-laden maltiness with prominent berry notes, quite strong cognac notes, very well integrated, as if emerging from the pumpernikel. Subtle almond and vanilla, while the roast, chocolate and coffee are less emphasized than in the non-BA version. Thick, sweet and oily. The barrel ageing turned the beer into something different, at the cost of some of the flavour depth. Still a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Opaque black body with a quite generous mocha brown head where the aroma was of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar and boozy. Dried dark fruits, some vanilla, liquorice and molasses. Bitter dark chocolate, deep roasted coffee beans, some soya sauce more alcohol and some sweetness. Palette is both thick and smooth with very low carbonation, body is full-bodied. Very long after-taste with some wood and smokiness, like smoked sausage and lots of dark plums in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12189) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (1388) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma of BA, alcohol, roast, malts, coffe, choko, soy. Taste is roast, licorice, coffe. Choko, soy, BA, rye bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15067) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, licorice, coffee, chocolace, dark fruit and cognac. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with a hint of bitterness. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoNo (76) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle purchased in Copenhagen 25cl. Black and slightly viscous beverage with a non-existent foam. scent of vanilla, black coffee and oak. The taste of dark roasted coffee, coconut, dark toffee with a hint of alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
small bottle at home. Pours deep deep nlack with a dark maroon brown small head. Aroma of dark coffee roast, intense dark chocolate, no real cognac though? Medium to thick body, oily, low on carbo, nice hoppy touch to it as well, Taste is dark chocolate, some molasses, heavily toasted malts in the end. Nice but no real cognac characteristic. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1524) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, with a tiny and very short lived head. Aroma is roasted dark malts, with cocoa, coffee and molasses, nice dark fruits with raisins and prunes, oak barrels, notes of cognac, liquorice, tobacco and smoke. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet, dark roasted malts, with bread, coffee, cocoa and kandi, as well as very nice and well integrated oak barrels, cognac and tannins, and notes of alcohol.

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