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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1599   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andriesradu (567) - ROMANIA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours black with a big brown head. Sweet aroma with notes of liquorice, light bourbon, roasted malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, again some liquorice, chocolate and coffee. Very well balanced. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (458) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with lasting fine small brown head. Aroma has smoky chilis, chipotle? Toasty malts, dark chocolate, dry coffee, sweet liquorice and some salty umami too. Taste is quite sweet. Caramel, toasty, dark dried fruits, prunes. Sweet liquorice and burnt sugar Full bodied and some bitter hops along some dark rich chocolate in finish. A nice go-to textbook imperial stout with well hidden ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexanderdahl (72) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black. Sweet/sour nose, with notes of chocolate and somehow quite umami-meaty. Chocolaty, dark roast with herbal bitternes. Round, smooth and very full-bodied. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
0.5L bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is initially an abundant earthy, woody, and spicy blend that fades into a smokey, roasted, chocolate and tobacco note. Aromas of raisin come in late with cranberry and wood joining in by the very end. There’s also a very light alcohol hint on the nose. The dark, cola-brown beer has a viscous and oily look with some sediment lingering on the bottom of the glass. A brown, sudsy head tops the beer, but dissipates to a thin ring with a wispy surface and only hints of a runny lace are left behind. The taste is a medium / medium-high bittersweet with slightly more bitter than sweet, but a pleasant balance is struck overall. The texture is slick and oily with a light, soft, fuzzy carbonation. The medium-full body is chocolaty and smokey with touches of sweet tobacco leaves. It finish clean with a clove spiciness and a roasted quality. The aftertaste is dry and chalky with wood ash flavoring along with a roasted quality, and a light spicy touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ston3s42 (33) - - FEB 10, 2015
Very black appearance with a nice brown head which disappears rather quickly. Tastes of dark chocolate and cocoa mixed with some coffee. Long and strong aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden behind the other string tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - FEB 10, 2015
birra di color bruno. Al naso salgono aromi malto tostato e odori zuccherini. In bocca, carico di cioccolato e tostato con finale di cuoio. Bella sorpresa!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smalle (208) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
Black with a deep brown head. Aroma: mocha coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt. Taste: very well balanced: roasted (but not over the top), chocolate, sweet (but not over the top). Very smooth and creamy, no trace of the 9% alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2865) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle shared by Tommy. Nogne imperial 9% It pours a dark brown verging on black with ruby highlights. A fairly standard solid stout. Didn’t shine but didn’t disappoint, a good start to the Dark Beer Tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Filipbeer (115) - - FEB 7, 2015
Black beer with brown head. Intense Coffee and chocolate aroma. Also some tofe and sweet fruit notes. In mouth the aroma turns totally fumed. Bitter taste. Full body and medium carbonation. Warm sensation due to the alcohol and very long and dry ending. Good beer in mouth but very unbalanced aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
500ml bottled Aug 2012. Black, small ring of brown head. Aroma is coffee, pine, some metallic yeast. Body is medium, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is roasty malts, some palma violet, light chocolate, dry, touch of alcohol, bready, nice ashy finish. Very drinkable for the style.

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