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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1500   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1713) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Black, with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, hops, and caramel. Great stuff. Thanks to mcbackus for this bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
very nice surprice. tks to my brother Chris. This pours almost black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate and coffee. Great mouthfeel. alcohol is well disguised. very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle... O-Town Throwdown... This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Chocolate, caramel nose with a hint of cola. Deeply roasted, dark chocolate flavor. Good balance of sweet chocolate malts, tannins and hop bitterness. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Lengthy, roasty, dry finish. A big SHOUT goes out to boboski for supplying the bottle!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Thanks to DragonStout. Big black pour awesome brown head. Aroma and flavor were much the same. Roasted malts all the way and a big alcohol sugary sweetness, dark chocolate, oats and a substantial hop bitterness. Very americanized, nothing outstanding going on here but not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle sampled at Monks Cafe with Mad Indian and D.B. POurs black with a large tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, fruit, and hops. The flavor is smooth, roast, fruit, sweet, and some bitter hops in the finish. Beautiful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2365) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Sampled with Stegosaurus and Dennis Bell. Black pour with tan head. Roasted malt and slight fruit aroma. An odd smokey finish made this beer really unique. I enjoyed this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with a nice tan head that lasts. Aroma is dark choc, coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is on the bitter side, with lots of roastiness, chocolate. Very balanced flavors. Very drinkable. the alcohol is well disguised. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle split with NachlamSie on a chilly late winter eve. Pours quite opaque black with some amber edges when held to direct light, and a thin, but long lasting, tan head. The aroma is hops (moreso than I was expecting), some coffee, and hints of oatmeal and molasses, maybe some nuttiness. The flavor is hops up front, of the very distinctively American Pacific Northwest variety (hey, it even says they use Columbus). Then come some tannic woody notes, leafy tobacco, and coffee. Just as a hint of alcohol starts to come in, an ashy, earthy taste puts it to rest toward the dry finish. It leaves a pleasant smooth bitterness in the aftertaste. Not as sweet as the average imperial stout, but in a well-done way. I could stand a little less carbonation, but that’s my only real complaint. Tasty brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2749) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle split with Tronraner outside in what could be the last freezing night of the season. Solid black opaque pour with a small tan head. The first thing that jumps out at me in the aroma is hops. It’s not a strong, defined blast of hops like an IPA or anything, but a very high pleasant piny presence for the style. Notes of pipe smoke, ashes, latin American coffee, hickory, just a small suggestion of chocolate. Nothing really sweet stands out in the nose. The flavor is more the same, plenty of ashy, roasty notes with an assertive oatiness and bourbon flavor. The level of sweetness is low for an imperial stout, and is reminiscent of a less sweet IIPA. It works very, very well here. Carbonation is a bit high for the style, and it makes the mouth seem a bit airier than I was expecting, but I think it works quite well with the hop presence. Finish = dry. This is damned good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2007
thanks to sersdf for this. slight coffee and alcohol aroma. nice tight brown head. uber-thick and sticky. Flavor is dominated by this weird chalky bitterness that you adjust to. somewhat reminds me of the dark lord i had last night on cask in that it’s kind of apple saucy.


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