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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1726   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
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2007
500ml bottle. Poured a dark black color with a huge sized brown head. Aromas of roast, coffee, smoke, chocolates, caramel, and some dark fruits. Tastes of bitter chocolate, caramel, coffee, and roast. Full and creamy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - JUN 14, 2007
Bottle. Opaque as it should be, with a dark brown head. The aroma is fresh and very sweet. The taste has hints of caramel and coffee. Palate: roasted with a very familiar taste of coffee, very nice! Overall a very enjoyable and complex beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
500ml bottle. Aroma: Slightly sweet roasted malt. Chocolate, smoke, caramel, vanilla. Light dark fruits and some light earthy hop notes. Appearance: Black in color with small dark red highlights. Medium tan head was full and foamy with great retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Deep and slightly sweet roasted malt aroma with a big dose of chocolate. Notes of coffee, anise, vanilla, caramel, raisins and cherries. Some light smokiness comes through, as well. Bitterness seems to be equal parts roasted malt and hops. Some earthy/spicy hop notes into the finish. Finishes medium-dry with roasted malt flavors carrying over. Palate: Full bodied and creamy. Medium carbonation. Light alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: Solid Imperial Stout. Doesn’t quite compete with some of the big name IS’s, but is definitely worth checking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Pours Opaque with a thin tan head. Aroma of a ton of roasted malts. Chocolate, Vanilla, Coffee, and Dark Fruits are perfectly balanced in this beautiful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Bottle. Black color with a rich dark brown head. Sweet malts and sugar in the aroma with a subtle dark fruit and loads of chocolate. Rich roasted malt flavors mixed with a sweet chocolate bitter bite. Such a rich, velvety, sweet and dark stout. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Now we are cooking with gas! Tasted after the Nogne porter. Aroma is thick and beguiling. Coffee, cocoa a touch of vanilla and hint of malt. Flavor is big and bold, richly bitter-sweet and warming. Awesome bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2013 Bottle at home ... Deep solid black, red tinged quick disapating foam head ... Smokey rich roast malt ... fruit blackcurrent roast malt ... complex and balanced.
tk2 rich roast malt ... creamy little alcohol burn ...light vanilla and chocolate ... increadibly smooth ... well worth strike 2. 3.9->4.1

bottle at home 092011... deep solid black ... thin tan head ... deep roast malt ... big chocolate ... dark roast nose ... dark deep chocolate roast ... light meatyness ... rich dark and smooth ... big bold and crackin 4.2 Bottle at home 011011 ... deep black .. thin tan head ... deep sweet chocolate ... light pepper nose ... dark malts .. big chocolate ... deep dark roast ... solid and simple .. but very well made and delicious ... 4.3

Bottle at home ... dark brown ...thin tan lacing ... soft dark deep chocolate nose ... Oh big deep and meaty roast ... dark malts ... heavy heavy roast ... devine ... 4.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 8, 2007
black syrupy pour with a large dark brown head. chocolate, coffee aroma. flavor is of maple syrup, milk chocolate, and coffee. full bodied. packed with flavor. enough said.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Poured black with brown head that lasted til the last drop. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and a little bit of chocolate. Taste was much of the same but expressed alot more. Very good balanced brew with flavors of coffee, chocolate, hops, and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9221) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
This black ale poured with a fluffy brown head. The robust and delicious flavor teems with chocolate, coffee and malt elements, and finishes with a pleasant hop bitterness. A dessert-like taste lingers on the palate until the next sip. This may not be the best beer in the world, but it is surely the most flavorful.

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