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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1557   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (571) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle - black with a thick dark brown, bubbling head. Super retention. Aroma of chocolate, grass and earth with notes of coffee and cocoa. Taste of chocolate, rich coffee with hints of vanilla, shortly followed by sweet creamy and nutty flavours, roast malt and mild bitterness on the finish. Prickly carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cruzer (67) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Strong malt and chocolate aroma, flavour of caramel nuts, with fruity hints. Great aftertaste of coffee, chocolate, and nuts. Quite a smooth 9% ABV stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (424) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle, 500mL. Home. Batch 961. Brewed 05/03/2013. A dark brown, nearly black beer with a big beige head ; good retention. Aroma of roast, smoke, herbs, coffee, chocolate, light caramel. Medium sweet (sugary, la bit "warm"), medium dry bitter refreshing. Good body, smooth silky texture, average carbonation, bittersweet lasting finish. Overall, delicious smooth brown stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1190) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2014
Couleur noire, mousse qui disparait. Nez de café, amer et chocolat noir. Super gout café noir cremeux, chocolat noir, note grillée, fumée puis fruits noirs en fin de bouche avec bonne amertume longue. Très bon corps. Intense et ronde en bouche. Un top d’imperial stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (1980) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
More brown than beige top, black body, thin rims as lacing. Aroma; fruity malts, leather, toe, light mint, notes of bread, notes of coffee. Taste; black chocolate malts, cocoa, prunes, raisins, notes of coffee, light mint or anise, faint notes of tobacco, all leading to a bitter-sweet dark-fruity lasting finish. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall solid - the russian tsar is not. [50cl br btl, abv9%, #1228 BB15/07/18, 9€ B@Vinmonopolet]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
asimeow (137) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
0,5l bottle. Wonderfully black with heavy caramel head. Deep aroma of licorice. Unfortunately this is too sour and bitter for my taste. Really interesting, but too heavy. I suspect high gravity...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (993) - CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
On tap at Zubaty Pes, Prague. Pours black with creamy brown head. Malty, roasted chocolate aroma. Sweet flavor, dark fruits, chocolate, licorice, some coffee. Bitterish finish. Great one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (416) - - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from sharrow vale beer shop. Black with dark tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and strong roasted coffee. Taste is nice balanced sweet and bitterness. Beautiful mouthfeel, very smooth full bodied and perfectly carbonated. Outstanding impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nicocanta (47) - - DEC 12, 2014
Bonne stout bien parfumée. Le goût de torréfaction est bien présent mais suffisamment doux pour laisser les arômes et l’amertume s’exprimer. A ce rythme là, je vais vraiment venir à aimer les stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at The Euston Tap, London on 23 Jun 2012. Poured a thick black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dates, oak, leather and roasted malt. Treacle in the flavour, with big dark roast coffee, peat, port and light spice. Finish was mild hop bitterness, lingering ash, liquorice and caramel.

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