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Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout Highland Edition

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
We at Nøgne Ø wanted to improve our imperial stout. We soon found that to be a difficult task, as the beer is full of everything. Then we got some fresh Highland Scotch whisky barrels with some help of our friends at Mikkeller and BrewDog. They proved to be the perfect enhancement for this beer. After 3 months of ageing in these barrels, we were quite pleased. We hope you are too!

madmitch76's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22537) - , Essex, - JUN 16, 2012
1st December 2009>br>Pigs Ear. Bottle thanks to our very tall Norwegian friend - Rune. Cheers mate! Opaque black beer, thick chocolate coloured head. Soft semi dry palate. Rich chocolatey malt with a nice blend of sour whisky. No peat or bitterness. Decent smooth chocowhisky beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Pitch black in colour with a thick dark espresso coloured head. Aroma had scotch written all over it with a hard roasted character, lots of coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Peat, vanilla and sweetness from the oats but not overly sweet, dark fruits also like prunes, figs and dates. Full and rich mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with small beige head. The aroma is strong booze, wood, and chocolate. Medium mouth strong roast, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, strong booze finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1272) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2015
500ml bottle from my cellar. Pours a jet black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is a little smokey, not much else. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little chocolate, a little coffee roasty, some light oak, some smokey scotch, with a sweet, malty finish. Time did not do this beer any favors methinks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"Well helllooooo. For some reason i was expecting overdone smokiness and scotch like the Mikkeller black hole version, but this was well done. I tasted little to no alcohol (9%) but the beer had some of the sherry/port characterisitics of worldwide stout, as well as the slightly sweet and smoky scotch, roasted malt and lots of chocolate. excellent beer if a bit pricey."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Paul from Brown! Pours a thick black with lacy tan head that sticks lightly. Aroma of whiskey, peat, vanilla, wood, roast, and chocolate. Taste follows, slightly boozy and nicely warming. Velvet and smooth, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Sampled at a recent tasting. Not sure who brought this but thank you! All the good qualities you look for in an imperial stout are there: oily lacing, aroma of whiskey and woody notes, slight chocolate etc. All well balanced!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
No smokiness, just a weak and bland stout that has oxidized over the years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2013
bottle thanks pepsi! pours jet black with thick foamy tan head. aroma is sweet chocolate and grape jelly?. taste is medium body berry wood flavor lots of ash and burnt chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2012
From the depths of a cellar. Lovely black and thick. Aroma of wood, burnt malts and brown sugar. Taste is fullbodied, with wood, vanilla, burnt malts, dark fruits, plums and raisins. They dont make ’em like this anymore...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a tiny beige head. Aroma of chocolate , whiskey, roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet an malty with some roasted malt, nuts, whiskey, wood and nuts .Medium to full body, soft carbontion. Rally nice beer.

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