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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1690   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Motor oil pour. Great looking beer in the glass. Roasted malt taste. Creamy, thick mouthfeel. Chocolate and vanilla dominant. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fb (51) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle, batch *34* (unreadable). This is a nice one, an excellent and powerful stout

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2007
I’m tired of rating by the numbers and falling into a formulaic trap of recitatating the same old bullshit. I like this beer because it taste good. Like coffee and mollases and some nuts as well. Pours black with a dark tan retained head. Yum.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2007
25 oz. bottle. Black with a large, creamy brown head that lasts a long, long time and leaves a thick, dense lace. French roast coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, and some piney hops in the aroma. Thick, rich, lightly carbonated, astringent and very dry on the palate. Bitter right up front over a background of treacle and burnt malts. Alcohol is quite well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2007
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours an opaque black with a dark, luscious chocolate brown head. Really looks sumptuous in the glass. The aroma was surprisingly light to me with notes of roasted malt and chocolate. I thought the flavor was a bit light as well with roasted malt, bitter chocolate, a little bit of tobacco, and just a hint of bacon. The alcohol was well hidden. Dense and full-bodied. I was expecting more flavor, but still a very solid stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepilferer (31) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Looks amazing, pouring thick black with a thin brown head. Hard to judge aroma right now for me as I’ve got a little bit of a cold, but I definitely picked up roasted malt (shocking!), chocolate, slight vanilla, barely any hint of the 9%abv. Taste was similar to aroma, except much stronger, and with a bit of cherry and other fruit leading to a slight hoppiness. Palate was nice and thick, and well carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barley69 (26) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Wheres the smoke? I get a ton of smoky flavors and smallest reminder of a good rauchbier. - totally black in color and a really nice smooth mouthfeel. - this is a really nice beer. who woulda thought - Norway?. This is the only beer I have ever had from Norway - good for them

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2007
bottle...pours pretty black with a tan head....aroma of chocolate malt and alcohol....flavors of a nicely carbonated chocolate stout with stong malt notes....not unique but a solid imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a very nice dark tan head on top. The head on this beer is very slowly dissipating. Looks like an amazing beer! Aroma is full of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, and licorice. Flavor is very similar to the aroma with roasted malt flavor hitting the tongue mixed with a semi-sweet dark chocolate flavor, Hints of hops come in mid-flavor giving a slight citrus taste. On the palate the beer is very thick and syrupy, this is definitely not a thin beer. Even though the finish of the beer is a little lacking this is still an excellent imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (5278) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Pours deep black into a snifter. Deep mocha conglomerate head with excellent retention. Anise, cinnamon and coffee aromas. Creamy with dark chocolate from front to back. Lasting semi-sweet chocolate and espresso finish.


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