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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1706   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11986) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle: Pours a jet black color with a thick tan head and lots of lacing. The nose is rich with cocoa and chocolate, some light coffee and dark fig and turbinado. The flavor is explosive, plenty of astringency and an overwhelming amount of body. Thick and sticky, dripping with bakers cocoa. Light minerally mouthfeel, plenty of hops in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2007
500 mL bottle purchased at Green’s. Pours like dark motor oil. Thin tan head that doesn’t last too long. Pronounced chocolate and coffe aroma. Smoked, malty finish that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Pours black with mild head. Chocolate, malty aroma. Big mouth feel with coffee, chocolate, and malt flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Beautiful dark dark brown, but not black opaque with dark tan head. Very thin head, but amazing retention. Aroma is of licorice, chocolate and brown sugar with hints of alcohol, sherry and raspberry. Rolls around mouth nicely with thick super-creamy but not entirely smooth body. A little harsh on back of throat and showing good carbonation on the generous side. Tastes of mostly chocolate, coffee, and especially bitter roased malt. There’s a pervasive alcoholic, almost vodka-like sensation that is knocking me out. 7pm, but I feel like ot crawling into bed...with a big smile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2975) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Flaske. Kulsort med let brunt hoved. let smag af lakrids og brændthed. Alkoholen titter frem. Dejlig med en gave fra konen for at aflevere speciale, bare synd at samme øl er på tilbud 2 uger efter i alle supermarkeder til halv pris. Men rigtig god øl er det dog

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Courtesy of Styles Bottle: The aroma consists of black licorice, roasted coffee, plum, and some cocoa powder. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a small tan head that fades to a film after a minute or so. The flavor starts with black licorice that fades to milk chocolate that lingers throughout the flavor along with a faint fruitiness. The finish has some moderate roasted coffee with some light floral/pine bitterness. The body is a tad thin for an Imperial Stout, but still has a nice creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4751) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Appearane: Pours a rich black body with a pillowy, though thinning tan-colored head. Smell: Deep, delicious aroma of dark chocolate, sugar-coated vanilla beans, roasted malts, with some flowery, herbal hops mingled within. Taste: A scrumptious blend of dark chocolate, nut-filled brownies, French vanilla coffee, and some subtle hints of port and smoke with just enough of a herbal, hoppy zip to maintain some semblance of balance until the roasty finish, which is somewhat dry and lingering but leaves a sweet caramel-vanilla aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Its full-bodied without being too heavy or a chore to drink. Mild carbonation. Some alcohol warmth. Drinkability: All the flavors are lush and well-blended, what’s not to love? A delightful, tasty Imperial Stout. So far, I’m diggin’ all the Nøgne stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2507) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Thin dark brown head of fine and dense bubbles. Head does not last long though. Decent carbonation for an impy. Rich, sweet, roasty. Great aroma with lots of roasted grains, black cherry, terriaki sauce and some bittersweet chocolate. Color is black with a little reddish brown around the edges. Flavor is a little weaker than expected. Lots of burnt flavors, dark roasted coffee, sweet molasses, dark chocolate and a bit of dry bitterness. Little thinner body than expected. Kind of grainy also. Finishes with a lingering roastyness and some more dry bitterness. A pretty darn good impy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Bottle shared by theisti at the csbosox tasting 7/3. I think that just about everyone at the tasting dug this a lot more than I did. Pours a beautiful black with a creamy, dark brown head. The nose is of dark roasted malts, chocolate and a chemical/plastic note that only I seemed to get from this beer; odd. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a distinctly dry roasted bitterness. The flavor is roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate and that same chemical/solvent/plastic note. Finishes quite dry. Thanks for sharing this one Tim!

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