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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1695   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Pours a deep black with a medium creamy dark tan head that left lacing. Aroma of roasted sweet malts, hops, chocolate and coffee notes. Flavors of dark roasted malts, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, pine, smooth with a touch of hop bitterness. This is a really smooth imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2008 Top notch imperial stout. 16.9oz bottle. Full and rich, with a alcohol warming that increases as you drink it. Mellow and pretty drinkable for 9%, with a very intricate, crisp, hoppy chocolate sweet aftertaste. Creamy and silky, full of sweet malt extravagance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2007
dark pour with a decent bubbly carmel head. rich roasted barley and dark chocolate aroma. roasted borderline burnt flavors of malt and chocolate with a hint of lactose and sweet oats. alcohol is nicely warming. medium mouthfeel with a touch of bitterness in the end. very enjoyable and nice for the winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2811) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
Bouteille de 500 ml, acheté à Tully’s Beer & Wine (Wells, Maine), le 10 juillet 07. Brune caramel brulé, peu de collet. Arome de réglisse épicé et de café malté doux. Goût de réglisse alcoolisé, café un peu amère avec une touche de vanille, arrière goût amère passable. C’est ma première bière de cette brasserie et de la Norvège, elle n’est pas pour moi une impérial typique mais très agréable à boire et je suis très heureux de l’avoir acheté. Bu le 11 novembre 07.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2892) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Wow! Holy cow! Boom! Poured with the most amazing almost purplish dark head. Very rich earthy aroma tinged with dark ripe fruit. Flavor is the same but so full and the body is perfect! Having a bottle of this at Bodega Brew PUb downtown La Crosse, WI USA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6354) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 Bottle (50 cl) from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Black with medium brown head. Roasted malts with coffee, chocolate, salmiak, and gunpowder. Medium to full bodied with smooth mouthfeel. Dry with salty bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Bottled. Pours black with a huge dark brown head. Aroma is strong grassy hops, roasted notes, and chocolate. Flavor is a rich chocolate with a strong hop character mixed in. Kind of like pine trees and chocolate forming a bitter green mint. Above average body with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle. The darkest colour I’ve ever seen in a beer, pitch-black. Covered by a small brown head. Very nice aroma, tones of vanilla, chocolate & tobacco. Flavour of roasted malt & coffee. Medium to high bitterness. Excellent, sipped on this for 2 hours!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Black, with a decent sized brown head. Big, intense aroma of fig, prune, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is a bit woody, the fruity, then coffee, all well blended and tasty. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2320) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2007

Pours deep black, thick with a small dark-tan head. Roasty chocolate aroma, lots of smoky licorice, a bit of black cherry.

The flavor...ah, the flavor. This one doesn’t make it s living by being big; it makes its living by perfect balance. Not that it’s a small or subtle beer, just that the perfection lies in the way that roasty chocolates are balanced by dry hops, the way the fruit tones come through in the middle melding with espresso and mild anise flavors. It’s truly superb. Indeed, what a wonder!

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