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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1591   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 Bottle. Aroma fresh with roasted cocoa and spicy earth tones. Ruby-brown cornered deep dark mahogany with no head. Strong juniper fusel flavor profile, with a multitude of floral embellishments, followed by a smack of woody coffee. Some rushes of sherry and tannins. Dries nicely. At first this was too much medicine and harsh biting cologne-like floral for me, but I warmed up to its’ unique spice and earth cast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle. Night black in color. Thin, tan head rims the glass. Coffee, roasted nut hints. Sweet ut understated and light in body. Dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2007
very dark colour, oblique. Head is dark chocolate colour, doesn’t last that long. Very strong sweet-malt aroma with hint of raisins and chocolate. Palate is thick and soft carbonate. Strong flavour of roasted malt, espresso. Bitter. This is very nicely balanced for so much alc.vol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Shared bottle thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Pours tar with thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate, pine, hops, coffee, anise, rye. Flavor is smoke, anise, pine, cofffee, rye, hops, slight chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (660) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Pitch black pour with a thick, milk chocolate head...a beautiful beer! Extremely enticing milk chocolate aroma compliments the pour. Flavor has roasted malt, chocolate, and a nice hoppy characteristics to offset everything. Vanilla is also evident in the flavor. Palate is nice and smooth and very creamy with a transition to bitterness in the aftertaste. An intriguing stout makes for an excellent, albeit long, drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 28, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 500mL bottle, sample #20 in a blind imperial stout tasting. Pours a very dense, oily black color; mostly headless. Lots of chocolate (milk, dark), roasted malts, and cocoa in the aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of dense, chewy chocolate; inky, dark fruits; chocolate is the most present note, with a light mineral hop presence; light carbonation; chocolate-forward, with a lot of roasted / charred notes coming through.

500mL bottle. Pours a dark black center; fluffy, medium tan head with great retention and lacing. Pleasant, toasted marshmallow and milk chocolate aroma; hints of roasted malts. Full mouthfeel: plenty of roasted and burnt malts, bitter chocolate; medium carbonation; nice viscosity and complexity. Lengthy, charred malt and bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GRM (3201) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2007
Brown bottle, 0,5 l, batch 241, purchased February 5 2007, savoured on March 28 2007; eye: black, dark brown head that disappears almost immediately, opaque, no effervescence, no lacing; nose: nice roasted malt, high cocoa-content chocolate, vanilla, coffee, grainy hops, smoke, woody; mouth: in that order, velvety, nice roasted malt, chocolate, nice hops appearance, underlay of vanilla, a bit lactic, smooth, light presence of alcohol, mix of spices-pepper, finale in roasted malt with a bit of acridity and surprise, a bit of astringency, creamy and oily texture, lightly sweet, mildly bitter, not much carbonation; overall: as Ian says: "It’s fu#?!%$ good!" FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 0,5 l, batch 241, acheté le 5 février 2007, savourée le 28 mars 2007; oeil : noire, mousse brune foncée qui disparaît presque immédiatement, opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de dentelle; nez : beau malt torréfié, chocolat à haute teneur en cacao, vanille, café, hioublon granuleux en rétro-olfaction; bouche : dans cet ordre, velouté, beau malt torréfié, chocolat, belle apparition de houblon, une petite couche de vanille, fumée, un petit côté lactique, « smooth », alcool léger, mélange épices-poivre, finale en malt torréfié avec une légère âcreté et surprise, un peu d’astringence, texture crémeuse et huileuse, la rétro-olfaction fait ressortir le côté amer, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, peu carbonatée; en résumé : C’est bon en criss

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of black chocolate with subtle coffee notes was well balance and very enticing. Taste is a perfect balance between some black chocolate malt with a very subtle hint of sweetness and some subtle coffee. Creamy texture is incredible with a thick body à la Bells Expedition. No alcohol was detectable and carbonation was low. Definitely the best beer I have tasted from this brewer up to now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Sweet, roasty, floral nose with a note of blackberry; nutty, chocolatey flavor, burnt toastiness and salty licorice; slightly medicinal and citric; special b malt fruitiness; creamy, dense, and fairly lively palate; chewy, but balanced. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6273) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2007
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de café avec une pointe de fruits sechés. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de lactose. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #938)

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