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

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RATINGS: 1599   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
16.9 oz bottle. Pours an oily pitch black color with a medium brown head. Aroma is of bitter dark chocolate, smoked malt, roasted coffee beans and a hint of alcohol. Taste is full of roasty malts,coffee beans,baley,smoke and dark bitter chocolate. Alcohol is felt towards the end of every sip ever so gently,yet pleasantly. Excellent !!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Pours black with a large head. Fair lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and a slight hop bitterness. Taste is sweet, rich chocolate with grassy hops and some chalkiness. Warming, with a slight hint of alcohol. Full body, silky texture. Bitter and chalky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Smokey, bitter chocolate aroma is very interesting. Pitch black with a chocolate milk-colored head. Medium to full mouthfeel for an impy. Full chocolate flavor with hints of a smoked beer in the background and a definite bitter hop finish. Really intriguing stout that offers a lot in the taste department.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2007
A black nicelooking stout with lightbrown head. My teeth runs into water. Wonderful aroma of raisin, roasty, coffee, chocolate, and licorice. Flavor is similar with notes of very sticky bitterness ending up in a long, dry, light citrusy, bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle at HDG. Deep dark black in color with a nice fluffy off white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Roasty coffee like dry aroma. Chocolatety espresso hoppy flavor. Thick smooth mouthfeel. Sweet. Well balanced. Finish is dry and bitter. Well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 Pours thick, dark black with a bubbly brown head. Aroma is a nice combination of hops and mild chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick with a tasty, bitter chocolate flavor. Well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2007
New to Florida… bought at Kingdom Liquors.

Pours a completely opaque black tar body, very resilient dark khaki head. The aroma is dry, roasty, and ashy; smells of cold espresso and baker’s chocolate. I get a tart beginning, figgy, a load of dark fruit, dates, and raisins; all followed by a bittersweet coffee and sour orange zest likeness. Some careful character of sour cherries, vanilla and coco bring complexity. The palate is a blend of silky, oily, and sticky… finish is very dry with a lingering bitter hop presence.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2015 My Bottom Line:
This intricate Imperial Stout presents firm dark chocolate, caramel and vanilla sweetness on which green hops and roasty lengths are painted. Flavorful throughout, without any weak spots, it will deeply satisfy those Stout lovers who prefer not to be blinded by intensity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A mighty delicious cloud of foam slowly sinks into the opaque blackness.
-Coffee emanates from the chocolate sweetness.
-Medium carbonation serves the wealthy mouthfeel more than adequately.
-A raisiny outcrop renders further complexity.
-Aged 2.5 years, it retains its gorgeous curves and most of its malt flavors and complexity while being reduced in its bittering capacities. Still world-class throughout.
-Light alcohol warmth actually adds depth.

Many bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (973) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2007
can’t get blacker than this; the foam is much darker than most beers, smell of charcoal, caramel, hint of sulfur. slick & weighty in the mouth. well roasted taste, chocolate, brown sugar, toasted wheat. harsh finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2007
bottle: pours pure black with large brown fluffy head. aroma of sweet chocolate and roastedness slight licorice scent also. flavour is of roasted chocolate milkshake. very smooth and chocolatey. perfectly balanced bitter sweet finish. no alcohol taste. a velvety smooth imperial stout.


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