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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1701   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
Bottle. Black pou8r with a short tan head. Aroma of chocolate, liqourice, and some vinous elements as well. Flavors of raosted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Medium to thick body with a smooth mouthfeel and somewhat roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brstp (201) - - APR 26, 2007
Thick black pour, aroma of espresso, smoke. Oily mouthfeel, smooth with a little alcohol kick, sweet malt, bitter hops. Really cool bottle too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5334) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2007
Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, bacon, and some alcohol. Pour is a deep black with a large creamy dark tan head. Flavors of chocolate, smoke, coffee, and hints of caramel and dark fruit. Silky smooth thick mouthfeel. Damn this is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle. Black with thick brown head. Sweet chocolate malt aroma. Big roasted malt flavor with some chocolate, fruit, and coffee. Alcohol moderately evident. Smooth with minimal carbonation. tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
Dark chocolate coating, creamy, roasty tan head, good 1/2"... Smooth, creamy, milky aroma, light cocoa tones, toasty, ... Big on the palate, full and rich, big chocolate, some espresso below that, thick and tasty, ...very full, lightly hoppy, nice moderate bitterness, with a deep, and gorgeous flavor below. Wow. Tas-tee! Yum. Quite a treat, this one, not too this, not too that...just right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle: Black pour with a tan head. Aroma, roasted malts, some chocolate, and some dark fruits. Flavor, very roasty, chocolate, coffee, a bit nutty. Body was medium to full, Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle. Poured black color with an average cramy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Solid dark roasted flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer that when well with a good after cook-out cigar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2007
Pours oil black. Notes of smoke (smoked bacon?), oak and sweet malt on the nose. Wonderfully rich and creamy body. Nicely balanced between sweet malt (dark fruits) and dry hops (coffee/chocolate) on the palate. A truly impressive imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 21, 2007
Bottle. This one pours with a pitch black color and a medium brown head. Body is not super thick, but smooth and nice lacing develops. This beer has nice aromas of roasted malts and coffee. It tastes exceptionally clean, with nice tones of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with some dried dark fruit such as figs. Just enough hops to yield a nice balance. Excellent mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
Bottle. Pours thick and black with a brown head. The beer pours almost flat and looks as though it has minimal carbonation but at the last second the head shoots up to fill the glass. Deep roast malt aromas with a slight smokiness and some grapes and dark fruits. Thick smoky flavor with tons of roasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Somewhat astringent from what appears to be pretty aggressive hopping. Lingering finish.

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