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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 1491   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (734) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle, best before 10/ 2015. Black pour, brown head. Aromas of soya sauce, smoke, fig sweetness, chocolate. Full bodied, creamy and smooth. Flavours of smoke, dark chocolate, some sweetness. Some alcohol warmth on the finish along with some bitterness. Great, ages really well.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
andyplanck (10) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
coffee, dough, lovely taste of bitter dark choclate, a bit too strong for mine taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
pours unclear dark brown, red hue, with a small light beige head showing a good retention and lacing. roasted berries, red fruitiness-plenty in fact, bitter chocolate, green resin and coffee grinds, fairly present spicy character also, some burnt caramel and smoke, roasted acidity, earthy notes. almost lively carbonation - disturbing to me, light to medium body, assertive grassy-spicy-resinous finish. accents on berries and resinous-smoky-roasted acdity.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Malt herbal chocolate aroma. Dark brown colour fair head & lacing. Smooth malt flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Slowbeer bottle (21-May-2014) Big sweet choc plum fruit aroma. Big roast choc malt flavour. Bitter choc roast malt and biscuit choc aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (590) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Aroma: choc and coffee with some liquorice notes App: solid black, tan head with good lacing Flavour: long mocha and malt with a long sweet and balanced hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybion (51) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours black as night with about a finger of creamy greyish brown head. Sweeter and less malty aroma than I was expecting; chocolate, caramel, and some fruit that I can’t quite discern at the moment. Exceptionally sweet tasting too, with the chocolate becoming more akin to chocolate milk or chocolate cake, with the fruity notes revealing themselves to be cherry, strawberry and perhaps even orange. Surprisingly enough, despite this there is a fair degree of hop character to the taste as well, and a nice amount of bitterness in the throat which counters the other overtly sweet notes well, and accentuates the alcohol warmth lightly. This might be the most milkshake-y tasting beer I’ve ever had; all it’s missing is the viscous mouth feel of the likes of Brewdog’s Cocoa Psycho. This liquidised tin of quality street makes for excellent drinking, though I wish it had perhaps just been a little richer and maltier, like their Porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1836) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2014
Pours black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, smoked sausage, brown sugsr, dates. Taste is coffee and chocolate, slightly smoky finish. Rich, creamy body.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (254) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Best to save this one for the end of the day or for dessert. Or you can crack it open at 6pm, like I did, and ruin every beer you drink after it. Wonderful aroma of coffee, chocolate, and fruits. Creamy and rich. This is a beer I wouldn’t mind buying cases of, it’s that good. Probably a perfect Imperial Stout. This vanilla ice cream pairing sounds pretty legit, next time..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1680) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle 500ml. Pours black with low-medium brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is of smoke, roasted malt, berries, alcohol, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, acidity, sugar, chocolate, berries. Palate: Medium body. Slightly sticky texture. Overall: Good. Not cloying, but not too drinkable either indeed. Good beer, but I see nothing really outstanding here.


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