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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1629   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3970) - - JUN 8, 2007
black syrupy pour with a large dark brown head. chocolate, coffee aroma. flavor is of maple syrup, milk chocolate, and coffee. full bodied. packed with flavor. enough said.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Poured black with brown head that lasted til the last drop. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and a little bit of chocolate. Taste was much of the same but expressed alot more. Very good balanced brew with flavors of coffee, chocolate, hops, and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
This black ale poured with a fluffy brown head. The robust and delicious flavor teems with chocolate, coffee and malt elements, and finishes with a pleasant hop bitterness. A dessert-like taste lingers on the palate until the next sip. This may not be the best beer in the world, but it is surely the most flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Aroma was chocolate cake batter and dusty cocoa,with touches of vanilla and caramel, nowhere near as huge as everyone else seemed to experience,beer was at proper temp, creamy biege head, taste was subtle chocolate brownie ,sweet caramel ,with roastiness and a hint of alcohol in the finish,after a couple sips you can suck the sweetness out of your teeth,these baltic dark brews all have such delicate flavors and textures,almost feminine,the tastes are great,if they could just amp up the body and complexity,this would be top 3 material

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1391) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pours a dark black color with a brown head. Huge roasted malt aroma of coffee and chocolate with some dark fruits, alcohol, and a hint of some hop character. Flavor starts off strong with the coffee and chocolate and then the sweeter flavors of the dark fruits, molasses, and caramel hit. Finishes with a little alcohol warming and has a slightly bitter, lingering flavor. A very delicious brew that I will look forward to trying again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a black colour. Aroma of well roasted malt and caramel, chocolate and coffee. the flavour is very great with roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, raisins and some liquorice. Great brew indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Black with a really beautiful dense creamy brown head. Glass lacing is beautiful. Definitely a 5 for appearance. sweet dark fruits hints of citrus and plenty of choco-coffee. The flavor is yummy, salty, chocolatey, all that. Full bodied, duh. One of the better Imperial Stouts that I have had in a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2007
22oz Pours jet black. Aroma is ripe and sweet, dense. Loads of roasted malts in the flavor and nose, but less sweetness in the flavor that I expected from the smell. It was quite bitter, very strong hoppy power. Mouthfeel was chalky, dry, and carbonated. Alcohol not well hidden. But overall, its a good stout. I had about 6 oz and gave the rest to a friend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2007 Pours deep brown-black, with a good head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity, with subtle notes reminicent of mandarin, strawberry, and port wine. The latter carries over into the taste, which is nonetheless dominated by roasty, chocolatey flavors. Long, rewarding atertaste. An outstanding imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max. Pours opaque with an average creamy dark brown head, mostly lasting, fair lacing, glass staining. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, toasted, cookie), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of prune and alcohol. Full bodied, creamy-sticky texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity and bitterness; heavy roasted chocolate malt, toasted, raw floral hop flavor.

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