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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1608   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. THis is the 3rd Nogne beer I’ve quaffed, and they have all been outstanding, and all bottle conditioned. The pour here is jet black with a 1-finger brown head. Aroma of huge roasty dark patent malt, chocoff, molasses, and slight figgy fruit. Tastes roasty malty, very complex, with heavy finishing hops, plus intermediate molasses, rich chocolate syrup, cocoa, and roasty malt. This one is outstanding!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Black in color with a moderately thick tan head. Powdered cocoa and coffee aromas, some mild floral hop aromas in the background. Medium-bodied, carbonation stays out of the way. Bittersweet on the palate, with a clean chocolately roast finish. Neither the chocolate nor the hops really come out and grab you, but the brew is balanced, and the 9% is well hidden. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 5     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 5   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 5  
Yeast : 2   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : 2   Olives : 1   DMS : XX
Malt : 5   Biscuity : XX   Burnt Toast : 4   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : 3   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 4   Dark Chocolate : 5   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 3   Leafy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : 2 Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : 2
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : 3   Length : 3
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : 3   Sharp : 3   Watery : XX   Oily : 2   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 2   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: The darkest pour with the darkest head. Unadulterated dark malts flavours with no acidity nor astringence to speak of. Spot on imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1033) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2007
500ml - Impenetrable black liquid, light brown, creamy head, peppery nose, roasted malts and coffee aftertaste. A full finish with a great depth of flavor. Nice, really well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
Thanks to beastiefan2k for bringing this gem along. Very black beer with a thick dark brown head that lasts and lasts. Heavy thick dark chocolate, espresso, tarry roastiness. Flavour is very chocolatey with bitter and roasty character all over it. The palate is quite soft and sweet though despite that. Sweet chewy plummy malts. I’ll definitely be wanting to try this one again. Moderate hop bitterness but the heavy roast accentuates it. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Black with brown edges and 1/2cm of thick brown foam. Mild aroma of roasted and bittersweet chocolate, dried and vinous dark fruits, and a small dose of bitter citrus hops. Flavor is similar but intensified and adds coffee, hop resin, and a hint of dark fruit or berry like sourness near the finish. Full/medium body, balanced, creamy and foamy. Very nice on the palate, though I would like a little more weight. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2007
From the bottle this pours an inky brown, but once it hits the glass it turns black and is covered by a billowing chocolate head. The first wave to reach my nose was a soft citric and floral hopping followed quickly by deep roasted malts and barley, chocolate, coffee, and a spot of anise. Nice full-bodied brew. The flavor’s dark and malty, roasted barley giving it a dry edge, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, a hint of dark dried fruits, anise, and near the end, a wee hit of alcohol. Hops add a fruity bitterness throughout and combine with the barley to give a dry, bitter finish. Very, very good drinking.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle: Pours an opaque black with a very deep brown creamy head, which fades slightly. Nice roasty aroma, with plenty of hops, especially for a stout. Mocha, coffee bean, and chocolatey. This is a very dry Imperial Stout. Hoppy thoughout the flavor scale, which gives it a great drinkability. There’s a nice maltyness to sustain the body and hold up to the hoppyness. Plenty of slightly sweet chocolate notes, and roasted mocha leading to a smooth long finish, which is a brilliant blend of dark mocha and golding hoppy dryness. If you enjoy hoppy stouts like me, this will be a nice experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
bottle via trade with pantanap - Thanks Kan! - Pours very black with a big foamy mocha head that stays for a bit before fading.. Good aroma of dark chocolate and slight coffee with a touch of plum and lots of roasted notes. Flavor is big and bold as well with good dark chocolate, coffee, plum, roasted malts, and maybe even a hint of smoke. Palate is full bodied but not overbearing. Fair carbonation and a good slick mouthfeel..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2418) - 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 !!

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