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Nřgne Ř Imperial Stout

Brewed by Nřgne Ř
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 1517   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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We think the Russian tsar would have liked his stout this way. A dark, rich ale in which a generous sweetness with roasted malt bitterness. Serving temp.10°C/50°F. Great with vanilla ice cream or dark chocolate.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, roasted barley, oat, black, and chocolate malt; Columbus and Crystal hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

23°P,75 IBU, 9% ABV.

Imperial Stout fra Nřgne Ř er en tett og helt svart ale med stor fyldighet. Smaken domineres av kaffe, sjokolade, lćr og třrket frukt. Vi synes den passer bra til mřrk sjokolade og kraftige desserter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (155) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2014
50 cl bottle from a Selver in Tallinn (€ 6,59). BB Oct 2017. Pours black with a beautiful tan head - big initially but drops rather fast, leaving a thin layer (only to disappear soon) and some lacing. The aroma is an interplay of bitter hops and sweet chocolaty malts, it’s quite sugary with a very modest roastiness. As it’s warmed some more it becomes a bit pungent with a hint of alcohol - but not nearly enough for the 9% ABV (at least for my taste). Taste starts with a sugary and chocolaty sweetness that then acquires a bitterish note... Good but a bit too one-sided. Not a hint of alcohol initially, only some when it’s quite warm already and I’ve downed 4/5 of it... The beer’s body is mediumish (would love it to be thicker), it has a near flat carboration and a bitterish roasty finish that is on the dry side. No doubt a big beer, but too syrupy sweet and not ballsy enough for me to give it a better rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (336) - - SEP 26, 2014
Very smooth for an imperial. No burn or bitterness, only chocolate and toasted malts. Would be a four-poster beer if the metallic taste was muted a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (400) - HUNGARY - SEP 23, 2014
Már az illatai is büszkén hirdetik: a műfaj egyik ékkövével állunk szemben. Ódon, mégis elegáns aromák ezek, fás és olvasztott étcsokoládés, kávés és pillecukros hangulatok adnak találkozót egymásnak. Bársonyos, krémesen lágy kortyai simogatóan hatnak, letaglózó erejéről bizsergető, lélekmelengető hatása tesz tanúbizonyságot. Amolyan palackból szabadult szellemként éli meg az elkövetkezendő perceket, kegyeinkért küzdve, minden porcikájával a kedvünkben járva, mégis a leghalványabb kételyt sem ébresztve bennünk annak tekintetében, hogy ki is az úr ez idő alatt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (539) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Noire opaque. Belle mousse moka. Nez: chocolat. Fumée. Vanille. Caramel. Cerise. Bouche: riche. Onctueuse. Belle effervescence. Sucré bien balancé avec une amertume soutenue. Café. Chocolat noire. Truffe/cacao. Légèrement fumé. Très bien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1270) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een volle bruine kraag. ruikt vol koffie, vanille, en iets crčme. Smaakt bitterzoet, iets vanille en koffie en gebrand. Bittere nasmaak en iets plakkerige structuur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1487) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good brown head. Smells coffee, chocolate, roasted. Tastes roasted, coffee, burned. Low carbo, thick body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1444) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle anchorage Sheffield. Black black great tan coffee head. Aroma is sweet coffee choc dark fruits taste is same some smoke lots of roasted malts great bitter finish. Body thin if nething. Very very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (312) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Jet black color, brown head. Coffee nose, dried fruit, ginger, brown sugar, spice, smoked notes. Roasted taste, coffee, plums, dry finish. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2239) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
50cl bottle. Black beer, with a white-brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malt. Delicious and rich taste of burned coffee, dark cacao and quite some hops. Smooth lingering aftertaste. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (868) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden into a tulip glass.

A - Pours dark as night black with a creamy half finger tall tan head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving little to no lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of dark chocolate malt, coffee, booze, and a light hop bitterness toward the back. This one is pretty sweet with more and more booze coming thru as it warms up to room temp.

T - Plenty of dark roasted chocolate malt up front quickly giving way to a mix of coffee roast, light vanilla sweetness, and a light hop bitterness once the roast dies down a bit. The finish is quite roasted with plenty of it lingering, along with plenty of alcohol burn, for some time. Pretty good but not great by any means.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Thick, roasty, feel with plenty of dark roast lingering on the pallet for some time after finish.

O - This one was pretty good but I wouldn’t go chasing it down or anything. It seemed to be a little confused with itself, with lots going on and nothing really standing out.

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