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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1663   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - SEP 22, 2007
black pour with light brown head. coffee and molasses aroma.slight smokyness. lightly bitter flavor with nice long aftertaste. body on the light side but a very easy drinking imperial stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcox90 (1761) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. Consumed at cellar temp. Poured a deep rich black. Held up to the light, still can’t see thru the glass. Had a huge angry tan head. Nose was of hints of coffee and roasted malts. This was an awesome stout. Not one to have for your first stout though. Flavor was of sweetened coffee, but w/o the bitterness that some Impys have. Also, some malt , some sweet chocolate flavor, although not so much as to be cloying. Mouthfeel was a bit on the heavy side, but it is an Imperial Stout. I loved this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5086) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Not much aroma but looks good. Ths stout is nice and almost a bit light in flavor (I did have this after Black Flag though). Roasty and sweet, a solid imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4827) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Pitch brew, dark brown head, good bottle and label. Loaded with dark malt. Sweet, dusty tasting foam,. Nice balance. Metallic finish. Good balance but rich and boozy. Coffee on the back of the tongue. Bitter cocoa in the finish. Leave you wanting to spit coffee though. A good beer, but not superb. Bottle, Philly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1259) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
(bottle) Dark Horizon’s little brother. Pours black with a dark tan head that leaves a ring around the glass. Aroma is strong of piney hops, but also some roasted malt and coffee make an appearance as well. Taste is somewhat bitter initially then changes to a nice roasted malt taste along with some good chocolate. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1268) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
[Bottle, big thanks to Guerde] Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is potent with hops and roasted malt really jumping out. Some chocolate also in there. Taste is predominantly hops up front, but then fades away into roasted malt and chocolate. Long finish. Thick mouthfeel. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
9-15 D-Metal night time finisher. Hammertime glues me to the couch...ehhhhhh bedtime. Far from epic - rather average to above-average impy stout. Pretty nicely done, but missing a whole lot of depth, flavor, elegance, and "mmppphhhhh" (sound effect).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (990) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Tasted with jarspag at the end of a random sunday death metal. Expected a bit more from this beer, but a good session brew for sure. Bottled, PP Bottle Shop. Silky black with a smaller, extremely dark chocolate head. Roasted malt aroma with lots of sweet chocolate and bitterness and touch of vanilla. Flavor is very straightforward, nothing that leaves you intrigued & trying to analyze the tones. A good dose of hops puts a subtle bittering finish to it with lots of carbonation. Minimal lingering on the palate. Hammertime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Bottle. Black body, good-sized dark tan head, roasty nose. Excellent espresso flavors with sweet dark chocolate and some hints of hoppy bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
undsioux7 (869) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pours black with a nice mocha head that dissapates. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, baileys irish cream. Very clean and bright.

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