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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1716   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 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 (1500) - 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 (12056) - Escondido, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2007
bottle. midnight black pour with big frothy tan head that fades a bit but last throughout. beautiful looking beer. aroma of dark fruit, mollasses, chocolate, sugar, floral hops, vanilla and oak. nice roasted quality. rich full body. similar to the porter but fuller. rich chocolate. coffee that remains steady through long lasting bitter finish. roasted malts and fig. wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2552) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Pours a five+ finger brown head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Totally black color. Licorice nose. Light carbonation and very heavy bodied. Flavor is sweet licorice and hints of burnt coffee. Nice beefy imperial stout. Slight bitter finish. $8.00 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Pours out a deep black color with a small dark brown head. Aroma is of your typical impy stouts. Flavor is very much the same. I liked this brew. I also like the name and label. Overall this is a great impy stout.

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