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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1706   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonev (180) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Piwo czarne, piana bezowa szybko znika. W aromacie kawa i slody. Goryczka i wysycenie srednie. Czuc w smaku czekolade, troche wanilii. Typowo degustacyjne. Pasowalo by gdyby bylo w mniejszej butelce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast coffee and yeast. Medium bodied, earthy malt, roast, chocolate, nice booze, bitter finish, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - MAY 20, 2016
9%ABV.  Imperial Stout. Poured out oily black. 40ºSRM.   Nose has coffee, dark fruits and black honey.  There is a good amount of smoke from the darkly roasted malts.  There is a good amount of wheaty umami in the nose like good soy.   There is a nice medicinal aroma reminiscent of lo Han go or licorice.   Mouthfeel is syrupy.  Palate has deep roasted malts with flavors of burnt toast, burnt barley.  Middle of the palate is rounded and almost sour where the dark  fruit palate comes in most strongly.  Alcoholic warmth in the back of the throat in the finish. Finish is a lingering and syrupy or like honey. Goes on Favorites List!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BenL8 (52) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Appearance: Oily black colour, tiny layer of cappuccino coloured head. Some yeast residue. Aroma: complex and very interesting, spicy, dark malts, really roasty with notes of espresso, maybe some lactose, berry notes. Flavour: oily thick, hoppy herbal mouthfeel, very intense flavour, quite boozy, malty, intense roast and espresso flavour, treacle and sweet, spicy and very hoppy, medium bitterness, grassy and earthy hops flavours, hints of berries, long finish which is a combination of grassy hops and intense espresso. Brilliant impy, one of the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TroelsWiberg (4) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016 does not count
Really nice imperial stout. This one has been aged for 4 years. Medium brown head. Tastes of liquorice, chocolate, dried fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hidden_Pooch (509) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a black viscous syrup, looks very heavy with a medium tan head. Aroma is of leather, dried fruit, and dark chocolate. Tastes of leather, big smoke, dark chocolate, strong dark coffee, and cinnamon. Has a smooth creamy body with low carbonation. Don’t taste too much alcohol, but has a great warming effect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cinek (40) - POLAND - APR 20, 2016
butelka 0,5l. Obfita, brązowa, grubo-pęcherzykowa piana po nalaniu do szkła. Aromat początkowo silnie czekoladowy, kawowy. Czuć też wyraźny popiół. Po ogrzaniu wyraźny alkohol. Piwo czarne jak smoła, niskonasycone. W smaku brak jakiejkolwiek słodyczy, smakuje jak klasyczny stout. Alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa. 0,5l trochę nudne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (195) - SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2016
Aroma of heavy malt, coffee and chalk. Pours a dense dark almost black brown. Thick pinpoint brown head. Tastes of sweet pumpernickel toast with a sour finish and a little alcohol bite. Oily mouthfeel with low carbonation. Rich and round. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kordestanchi (97) - - APR 15, 2016
Pours dark brown with medium caramel cloudy head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Sweet and sour palate of coffee and dates and dark dried fruits. Beautiful imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2023) - Gdańsk, POLAND - APR 13, 2016
Dark brown/black stout with medium size beige head. It has a typical aroma of dark chocolate, dried plums and orange peel. The aroma is somehow medium intensive with a delicate alcohol bite. Medium thick and creamy with delicate carbonation. Again not an intensive stout. Medium sweetness, medium roasted bitterness and delicate booze. Very easy to drink and I imagine this on tap being served too cold it couldn’t be called an Imperial Stout anymore. Overall not bad at all but not at all among the best in this elitist style.

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