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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1639   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 Nøgne Ø er en tett og helt svart ale med stor fyldighet. Smaken domineres av kaffe, sjokolade, lær og tørket frukt. Vi synes den passer bra til mørk sjokolade og kraftige desserter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5431) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
500 ml bottle, via anders37?. Pours a pitch black body, 100% opaque, under a generous one inch foamy brown head with excellent retention and lots of lacing. The nose is deeply roasty with some smoky hints, lots of coffee and dark chocolate. Light licorice, alcohol, and a little chalk. The flavor is a bit too chalky and burnt for my tastes, it’s almost a little ashy. The alcohol doesn’t really have a flavor impact, but on the finish the fumes rise up into my sinuses from the back of my throat. Reminds me of a quality vodka, but I don’t really like vodka. I still get that light smokiness though that I really like. Mouthfeel is a little more thin than I would expect, though I like that it’s not sticky or cloying. It’s really kinda silky in texture. Very nice super soft light carbonation. It has the body of more of a plain Stout. Overall, this was a pretty solid, though I did have some issues with how the burnt malt was so prominant. It got more tolerable and familiar as I made my way through the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Bottle. Sweet coffee and chocolate aroma. Rich complex flavor with little bitterness cleverly conceals the alcohol. The flavor is very unique and I cannot say I have tried another quite like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
a dark brown/blackish pour gave birth to a hesitant, but growing brown head that then quickly dwindled back to a very thin sheet of brown froth and a congregation of chocolate milk gravity-pour bubbles. The nose had hints of Mexican hot chocolate, cinnamon, licorice, dried fruit, & fudge. The nose had impressive depth that i admire. Silky mouthfeel intro...the flavors quickly follow...deep, sophisticated spiced chocolate, cream, and bitterness..its thick and the carbonation tame...its warm and quite mellow...the simplicity is the depth here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2007
500ml from Sam’s, Durham. Very rich and creamy impy, with an impressive flavor of biscuit malts, roasts, and deep bitter chocolate. Smooth and dry, and reserved despite the bold flavors. Impressive, and will gladly sample this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1998) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2007
2007 Bottle. Pour is matte black with a thin head of dark tan cream. Quickly diminishes to a ring of cream. Aroma is rich dark chocolate with minimal bitterness. Flavor is rich roasty dark chocolate with some mild roast and just a touch of residual hop bitterness. Great creamy body with just enough carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (6467) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 10, 2007
From a trade with oh6gdx, thanks Patrik.
Pours a deep black coloured with creamy brown head and chocolate nose. Roasted malt and dark chocolate taste with quite strong salty notes. Bitter chocolate and slight salty finish. Certainly the best beer that oh6gdx sent to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Poured from a bomber. Poured a deep brown (black) color with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruits. Initial flavor is chocolate and dark fruits, but it leads into a nice bitter flavor with coffee undertones. Very good beer, and quite different (at least from those I have tasted).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheQuaffer (14) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle from GBBF 07 or from stock, I can’t remember? Anyway, pours black with tan/brown head. Aroma of roasted malts , chocolate & coffee. Tastes similar to smells with a bitter-sweet finish. The Scandies sure know how to make a good Stout & Porter. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (435) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Capones...Black hue with brown creamy lasting head, decent lacing. Drank at close to perfect 50 degree f temp as suggested...Chocolaty roasted smell tang of prune, full flavor, light carbonation, burnt smell and milk chocolate taste goiing down, not thick but heavy...Good for dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenH (965) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle. Large light brown head, mostly lasting. Blact color. Full body, syrupy texture. Bitter finish. Long duration. Very nice!

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