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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1542   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 Nřgne Ř er en tett og helt svart ale med stor fyldighet. Smaken domineres av kaffe, sjokolade, lćr og třrket frukt. Vi synes den passer bra til mřrk sjokolade og kraftige desserter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zekada (266) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from Mogwai Mat & Bar. Smell of bourbon, chocolates and vanilla. Pours black with a medium brown head. Taste is full with some chocolates, roasted malts and some vanilla. Palate offers a full body which sticks to the tongue. Overall a really nice Imperial Stout. Very tasteful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (949) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 500ml served in a tulip glass. Bottled at 22.08.2013. Best before 22.08.2017. Batch # 1017B. A: Pours a dark brown to oiled black color forming a solid, creamy, thin bubbled tan head. Medium to low retention and only few spotty lacings formed and left in the glass. A thin layer remains forever on the top. S: Sweet and roasted upfront. Bit fruity too. Strong notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate and moka coffee. Delicious notes of dark fruits. Mainly plums. Notes of wood, brown bread and chocolate biscuits. End is a bit booze. T: Slightly sweet and roasted upfront. Notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, coffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, wood. In overall, a mild sweet taste and a great 75 IBUs bitterness. Bitterness is mainly made of roastiness. Some grassy hops can also be felt. M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Bitter roasted malts aftertaste (for God’s sake!). O: Outstanding drinkability. Excellent Russian Imperial Stouts. [ BA Review @ 11/11/2013 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (255) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - OCT 11, 2014
Aroma sencillo, sin embargo muy agradable. Maltas tostadas, café, chocolate, algunos aromas ahumados. En cuanto a su apariencia, excelente para una Imperial Stout. Color absolutamente negro, cuerpo redondo, corona de espuma color café obscuro, media de alta retención, carbonatacion muy baja. En boca es suave, equilibrada e intensa. Al paladar es exquisita. Compleja desde un principio. Un trago inicial quizá dulce, sin embargo posteriormente un intenso sabor a chocolate amargo, sabores ahumados, notas a café y cacao, para dar paso a un final largo, profundo y alcohólico. En resumen podemos decir que se trata de una magnífica cerveza noruega, que se integra de maravilla en el estilo, que esconde muy bien su contenido alcohólico, y que te deja con ganas de querer otra.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (203) - MEXICO - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A pitch black beer with a huge froamy brown head. Aroma is not very strong, but there is some chocolate, nuts and dried fruits. Taste is bitter with faint carbonation and some astringency. Aftertaste reminds me of coffee and mint. Smooth and nice. Not the best Imperial Stout I have tasted, but definitely a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (349) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
Pours black with dark head. aroma has coffee and prunes. taste is complex, has coffe, but also a malty sweetness and dried fruity flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2014
50 cl bottle from a Selver in Tallinn (€ 6,59). BB Oct 2017. Pours black with a beautiful tan head - big initially but drops rather fast, leaving a thin layer (only to disappear soon) and some lacing. The aroma is an interplay of bitter hops and sweet chocolaty malts, it’s quite sugary with a very modest roastiness. As it’s warmed some more it becomes a bit pungent with a hint of alcohol - but not nearly enough for the 9% ABV (at least for my taste). Taste starts with a sugary and chocolaty sweetness that then acquires a bitterish note... Good but a bit too one-sided. Not a hint of alcohol initially, only some when it’s quite warm already and I’ve downed 4/5 of it... The beer’s body is mediumish (would love it to be thicker), it has a near flat carboration and a bitterish roasty finish that is on the dry side. No doubt a big beer, but too syrupy sweet and not ballsy enough for me to give it a better rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (392) - - SEP 26, 2014
Very smooth for an imperial. No burn or bitterness, only chocolate and toasted malts. Would be a four-poster beer if the metallic taste was muted a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (446) - HUNGARY - SEP 23, 2014
Már az illatai is büszkén hirdetik: a műfaj egyik ékkövével állunk szemben. Ódon, mégis elegáns aromák ezek, fás és olvasztott étcsokoládés, kávés és pillecukros hangulatok adnak találkozót egymásnak. Bársonyos, krémesen lágy kortyai simogatóan hatnak, letaglózó erejéről bizsergető, lélekmelengető hatása tesz tanúbizonyságot. Amolyan palackból szabadult szellemként éli meg az elkövetkezendő perceket, kegyeinkért küzdve, minden porcikájával a kedvünkben járva, mégis a leghalványabb kételyt sem ébresztve bennünk annak tekintetében, hogy ki is az úr ez idő alatt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (603) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Noire opaque. Belle mousse moka. Nez: chocolat. Fumée. Vanille. Caramel. Cerise. Bouche: riche. Onctueuse. Belle effervescence. Sucré bien balancé avec une amertume soutenue. Café. Chocolat noire. Truffe/cacao. Légèrement fumé. Très bien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1381) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een volle bruine kraag. ruikt vol koffie, vanille, en iets crčme. Smaakt bitterzoet, iets vanille en koffie en gebrand. Bittere nasmaak en iets plakkerige structuur.

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