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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1514   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2006
Bottle. 9.0 % ABV: Opaque black colour with small brown head. Aroma is very roasted with notes of black chocolate, ash and fruitcake. Roasted malty flavour of black chocolate, smoke, ash, blue plums and figs. Bitter finish roasted malts, ash, salt, smoke and burnt fruitcake. Neat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Bottled. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and some smoke along with caramellish malts and coffee. Smoky, roasted, plummy and very fullflavoured. Caramel, licorace you name it. Lovely brew. Looking forward to the time we get this into Finnish market this autumn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Aroma is vinous with port and coffee, taste is similar with a serious easy drinkablility.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
Smells a little like "julmust" (swedish christmas softdrink), spices, sports ointment, black with light brown head, powerfull bitterness with an loooong aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2006
Black, brown head. Burnt, hoppy aroma. Flavor from viol and menthol, some juniperberries, florla notes. Floral, bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2006
(Bottled, brewed in March 21st, 2006, batch 241, 9% ABV) Almost black with a small, dark beige head. Aroma of licorice, burned and roasted malt, and gooseberry hints. Strongly malty, bittersweet, strongly but smoothly hoppy flavor with an ashy, burned-malty finish. Long, dry and roasty aftertaste. Without yeast, the hops and alcohol are more pronounced. Very full-bodied, slicky-ashy palate with quite low carbonation. A beautiful, very strong, yet balanced brew, packed with roasted and burned maltiness. To be sipped in candlelight or by the fireplace, in good company. A perfect replacement for food. Not quite as good as Siperia, but at least this one you can buy to go...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2006
Strong in aroma and in flavor, the head stays forever, coffee, burnt caramel, big big taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2006
Tasted at Vinens Verden... Intens black with brown head. toasted, coffee, burned caramel and a lot’s of licorice..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle shared with Mette at Amager Strandpark yesterday evening. Black no head. Coffee, roasted, burned, dried fruits, creamy, malty, licorice. A very big taste - i love it !!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 re-rate: Almost black. Thin head. Chocolatey, slightly vegetal character with a hint of deep coffee. Rich and stinging in intensity, but with an alcohol signature. Some espresso crema character. A touch underdeveloped, but not so bad. 6 4 7 3 13 = 3.3

Original rating: Pretty close to pure black. Rich aroma is very fruity (plum, raisin) and slightly lactic with loads of meaty roastiness. Very rich body, chewy, with dense fruitcake and well-integrated roastiness and treacle. 8 4 8 4 16 = 4.0


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