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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1491   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 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2450) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2007
[bottle] Colour is black. The pale brown head is firm. Malty aroma with notes of liquorice and tobacco. Thick mouth feel. Sweet with a long hoppy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Bottle courtesy of moejuck. Another excellent Norweigan brew. This beer has a flavor unlike any other imperila stout. It’s clean and mildly hoppy, but has a fruity character unlike any other imp stout I’ve tried. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Deep dark brown with a chocolaty brown head of short duration. Good aroma. Flavor is dark chocolate and roasted malt. Rich and sweet with a bittering duration of good length. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (3887) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2007
16.9 oz bottle. There are good looking beers and then there is Nogne O. This sucker was darker then oil and had a head that was one of the darkest shades of brown I have ever seen, and the size of that head, HUGE, might as well have been a Belgian. After looking at this one I couldn’t wait to try it and it didn’t let me down. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and with warming some alcohol and even hints of oak. Flavor is excellent with roasted malt, chocolate, slight espresso and the slightest hint of alcohol as it warms. Palate is where this one kicks it up a notch again where it is full bodied yet not overpowering. The right touch of carbonation finishes off this masterpiece. Fantastic beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Black with a long lasting creamy brown head. Aroma is very roasty with some chocolate. Flavor is also very roasty with some smoke and chocolate. Some bitterness at the finish. Body is pretty smooth, thick and creamy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, soft carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Another beer from Nogne that used to be 4+ but now is just average. Very simple and mild aroma, syrupy-watery mouthfeel, overly sweet, kinda flabby. Sad what has happened to this brewery. I guess that’s what success does to all companies, though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours a thick black with a tan head. Mouthfeek is good if you can fight through it being over carbonated. Taste of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Finish is nice with a lingering bitterness, a little dry.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Aroma of chocolate, cherries, and amber incense. Taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt (almost a burnt character) with an earthy, very slight sour finish. This is without a doubt one of the best imperial stouts out there.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TampaBeer (255) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Very strong. Roasted flavors smack you in the face. A bit of smoke, creaminess, general deliciosity. Motor oil appearance.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Black hole darkness seemed to absorb light. Deep tan head was creamy and thick. Texture was really nice, like a drinkable milkshake. Zingy up front; smooth in the middle; lingering bitterness on the tongue. Wonderful blend of flavors and aromas ... dark chocolate, nuts, dark-roasted barley and coffee. Wheaty, earthy malts. I loved how the sweetness wasn’t over-the-top, yet there was a little to balance things out. Surprisingly nice hop profile to boot. Kind of grassy and herbal; clean and balanced; plant-like bitterness. High alcohol was hidden really well. Very well-made beer.


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