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

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RATINGS: 1491   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2007
rbesg06, bottle at haket. deep shade of purple with a persistent head. plummy aroma with hints of coffee and a fair whiff of alcohol. quite syruppy malt character with traces of molasses and tar and a decently burnt, rye cracker finish. very tasty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2007
500 ml bottle shared. Black in color. Aroma is coffee, roasty, light notes of licorice. Taste is the usuals in an IS, roast, chocolate, coffee, light notes of licorice and nutty malt. Bitter finish. very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
My what a good looking stout, really nice aroma of dark chocolate and kind of brazil nut a bit, flavor is strong biter chocolate of course but with a smooth final. really good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
Aroma:Good chocolate rosted malt aroma... Appearance:Dark very good brown head... Flavor:Chocolate,rosted malt bitterness.....

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours without much of a head. Aroma is rich and smoky with the obvious bittersweet chocolate and roasty malts. Coffee abounds in this medium bodied, smooth treat. Not a thing wrong with this beer The carbonation dances on the palate. Some vanilla and espresso as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2007
500ml. bottle. Black with a very small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and light licorice. Sweet, bitter roasted malt flavor with hints of hazelnut, coffee and dark chocolate. Some hop bitterness on the finish. Fairly low carbonation helped give this beer a creamy mouthfeel. Very enjoyable, but a bit too bitter for my taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 500ml, poured pitch black with no head. very low carbination but that was perfect, not a flat feeling. nose was mainly coffee and burnt currants and chocolate. taste had a wonderful coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate. mouthfeel was silky smooth and perfect. no alcohol in taste or palate. the flavor and mouthfeel was slightly thin but this was pretty delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
500mL bottle from henrikb, bottled on 21.03.06, big thanks! Pours a dark orange brown--black in my glass--and a two finger fading tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, anise, port, ETOH, wood, roasty malts, a hint of wintergreen, molasses, and a bit of salt. The dominating flavors are the roasty malts, charred wood, and alcohol. There is also some soy, light wintergreen, molasses and salted nuts. , anise towards the finish. Dry lingering roasty bitter finish. Burps light pine needles. Body is velvety though a tad too thin, carbonation is minimal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Nice chocolate aroma, some smoked malts, espresso. Roasted flavours, espresso, hints of vanilla chocolate, warming alcohol. Rather bitter. Quite full-bodied. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
Deep black in colour, lingering large beige coloured head, good retention, great lacing. The aroma is intensely roasty, lots of espresso, sugar, chocolate, licorice, nuts, light smoke, some raisin. The flavour is very sweet (but not distracting), very roasty, some alcohol makes an appearance, dark chocolate and espresso. Moderately bitter and rich mouthfeel, medium/large body, medium carbonation. Finishes long with a roasty bitterness, some alcohol warmth. This is a big stout, insane roast but still velvety smooth. The alcohol gives this one a kick. A great winter warmer.

500ml bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/denmark/ target=blank>Ølbutikken in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Best Before March 21, 2011.
Batch #241.



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