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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 A relatively decent boozy, slightly aggressive nose. Not much else going on otherwise. I think it is a well made beer, except for the booziness. I get a little chocolate and roasted malts. It is kind of thin, but has a nice, lingering palate. Overall, I was unimpressed. I think that the booze overwhelms the other characteristics besides the lingering finish. A very easy to drink Impy, if such a thing could be said, but not all that impressive. 646413 A disappointment. ---re-rate--- Blind Tasting: Aroma is big bright fruit and thick cocoa. Taste is sweet coffee bean with a touch of milkiness and hop bitterness. Palate is thick and chewy with a smooth bitter finish. 848516

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 Bottle. The body is absolutely black. No light penetrated. The head is large with a light brownish peach colored head. The aroma is the expected dark chocolate and rich roasted coffee. There is also some anise and a little bit of hazelnuts. The body is realtively thin for the abv. The flavor is absolutely massive, mostly chocolate chip pancakes with some high quality tobacco. Lots of roasted character here. There are also notes of coffee in the fairly bitter finish. Hints of orange bitters come out as you drink more. An interesting Impy stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle. Batch #246. Black color with a average, frothy / creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, light to moderate notes of alcohol. Flavor is wow, moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is full, texture is oily / creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. Very nice ;o))

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1603) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Pours a deep black color with a nice, frothy tan head. Dark chocolate aroma with roasted malts. A nice taste. Complex though. Dark chocolate, along with some coffee and roasted malt. Alcohol is masked. Hint of hops. Very impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Black with a dark tan head that hangs around for awhile. Smells like chocoffee, burnt nuts, a hint of banana and hops. On the palate, it comes off medium to heavy for an imperial stout, but exceptionally velvety and smooth on the finish. The taste is coffee and chocolate with a little nuttiness. Hops are forward but not as aggressive as some imperials. It is dry through out with the malt adding little sweetness. Subtle and smooth for a beer of it’s heft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle. Black color with a thick brown head. Hoppy aroma. Full roasted body with a balanced bitter chocolate flavor. Sweet coffee flavors. Bitter and hoppy palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (12741) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle. Fantastic beer. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Pitch black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. total balance between hops and malt. Powerfull bitter flavor. Long bitter finish with strong chocolate and licorice notes. Perfect palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tish (35) - In transition at the moment, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle, consumed at RichO’s. Lovely black oily pour with a slight frothy head that bubbled up from below. Nice nose of chocolates, malt and a hint of spice. Rich flavor of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, slight bitteing hops and a touch of spice. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1316) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Black with big brown head. Chocolate and spice nose. BIg hits of coffee, with rich chocolate. Good bit of hops that give it a nice rich body. A hint of black pepper in the finish. Thanks to Skyview for the bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle. 50 cl, bought at Kvickly Middelfart. Batch 284. Pours pitch-black with a fine brown film head. Aroma is fantastic - such a mix of cocoa and dark chocolate is difficult to find elsewhere. There is a finishing touch of vanilla in the aroma as well as a little flowery hops. Mouthfeel begins a little spritzy, but as the flavours enhance, it mellows and becomes more oily. A fair bit of carbonation. Flavours has a lot of cocoa and chocolate with a light bitterness and well roasted finish. Exceptional!

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