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

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RATINGS: 1501   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Completely black and opaque with a creamy, light brown head leaving some laces. Fat, malty aroma. Full-bodied with shiploads of roasted malt - hard roasted but not really burned. Ends - surprisingly - on a rather mellow note. A very smooth Imperial Stout. 170406

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2006
Big dark black pour...tannish head. Some light malt in the aroma, with a definite funky edge. That didn’t sit right at first, but was appreciated a bit later. The flavor really impresses...lotsa coffee-maltiness, some choco-notes as well. A bit thin for my likes, but not a big negative. That funky aroma manifests itself completely in the taste...a zippy yeasty edge...very interesting. Thanks Rene for this tasty ale.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6010) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2006
Bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Pours a midnight black with a nice tight tan head and outstanding lace. It looks the part of a royal stout. What a neat nose, besides the standard sweet mocha and burnt malts and bitter coffee character found in most Impy’s, this also displays a vinous port and even a little horseblanket ester. Oh, there is some bitter hops and royal plum running about and creating an inviting aroma to say the least...hope I am not let down once it reaches the tongue.

Wow , the taste seem simple at first but as you enjoy it, more and more little packets of flavor come forward to be recognized. Rich mocha, vanilla, and Hawaiian sweet bread favors at first supported quickly by a dose of bitter finely filtered espresso. What I dig about this Impy is the appearance of a nutty overtones normally found within the better porters and a noticeable molasses twang on the finish. It is almost like someone added some Baltic Porter to my Imperial Stout, oh so yummy! The mouth feel is lush and twangy with a dry vinous woody finish. it almost is TOO dry.

Gosh darn, this is one interesting Imperial Stout. Werd, ratebeerians, yet another kick arse Imperial Stout, deal with it!
Skål Mads for the chance to have this, you da man!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2006
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a longlasting thick tan head. Sweet roasted aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Sweet roasted malty flavor with hints of coffee. Dry roasted warming aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
Black appearance with a brown creamy head. This is a good stout. Some sweetness and vanilla in the flavour. Finish is dominated by coffee notes and some sweetness. A good Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5007) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2006
500 ml bottle, courtesy of "Venner av Nøgne Ø". Like all NØ beers bottle conditioned. Pitch black colour, impenetrable for light. Large and thick brown head. Lovely aroma with vinous qualities, also notes of Colombian coffee, liquorice, chocolate and dark dried fruits. Flavour is dominated by strong notes of bitter coffee, mixed with a substantial malty sweetness, hints of molasses. Also some acidic notes, I’m not sure if they are wanted or not. Strong "coffee" bitterness in the long aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10414) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2006
Bottled, Brown head. Black of colour. Mild coffee aroma. flavour : roasted coffee and bitterness. medium to full body.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
A beautiful stout, pitch black with a foamy brown head. Heavy roasted malt aroma with lots of coffee and chocolate. Very full and extremely well balanced, yummi! Heavy roasted flavor as well, so much the sourness in the malt has come out and it has a dusty mouthfeel. Biding on the tongue with a long bitter dusty finish. Notes of sweet chocolate in there as well hiding behind the heavy roastiness. A good stout, but it becomes a little unbalanced plus the flavor can’t fully live up to the amazing aroma.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. Fluffy brown head. Grassy and herbal aroma. Loads of chocolte, roast and sweetness. Light coffee notes. Nice. Flavour is sweet, roasted, coffeeish, somewhat sugary and has notes of bitter chocolate. Smooth and easy to drink. Ends on a roasty sweet note. Very balanced beer, that really rocks in my book.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2005
Completely pitch black color, dark brown head. Whiskey, dark chocolatey nose. Smooth roasted malt mouth, dark chocolate. Dark chocolately, bitter finish. Straight forward and nice imperial stout.


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