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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1543   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 17/20
Bosbouw (1381) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een volle bruine kraag. ruikt vol koffie, vanille, en iets crème. Smaakt bitterzoet, iets vanille en koffie en gebrand. Bittere nasmaak en iets plakkerige structuur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1527) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good brown head. Smells coffee, chocolate, roasted. Tastes roasted, coffee, burned. Low carbo, thick body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle anchorage Sheffield. Black black great tan coffee head. Aroma is sweet coffee choc dark fruits taste is same some smoke lots of roasted malts great bitter finish. Body thin if nething. Very very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Jet black color, brown head. Coffee nose, dried fruit, ginger, brown sugar, spice, smoked notes. Roasted taste, coffee, plums, dry finish. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2386) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
50cl bottle. Black beer, with a white-brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malt. Delicious and rich taste of burned coffee, dark cacao and quite some hops. Smooth lingering aftertaste. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (918) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden into a tulip glass.

A - Pours dark as night black with a creamy half finger tall tan head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving little to no lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of dark chocolate malt, coffee, booze, and a light hop bitterness toward the back. This one is pretty sweet with more and more booze coming thru as it warms up to room temp.

T - Plenty of dark roasted chocolate malt up front quickly giving way to a mix of coffee roast, light vanilla sweetness, and a light hop bitterness once the roast dies down a bit. The finish is quite roasted with plenty of it lingering, along with plenty of alcohol burn, for some time. Pretty good but not great by any means.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Thick, roasty, feel with plenty of dark roast lingering on the pallet for some time after finish.

O - This one was pretty good but I wouldn’t go chasing it down or anything. It seemed to be a little confused with itself, with lots going on and nothing really standing out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtu71 (115) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Total black, clear. No head. Liqourice alcohol, herbs and roasted sugar on aroma. Black syrup, strong, dark coffee, roasted malts, bitter, greasy, herbs, minerals, liqoutice. No carbons. Quite rich but not quite as full as you’d expect from the color. Very good but not my favourite imperial. Right temperature is very important.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2597) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
(Nogne O Imperial Stout) Bottle 500 ml from Cuso, thanks! Into a big snifter, ABV 9% Totally black colour, with a dark brown head on sitting on top, one finger in size, thick and creamy. Very good retention, medium lacing left behind. Aroma of coffee, liquorice, light roasted malts, some dark chocolate. Nice taste, with a little acidity in it at first. Again roasted malts, more notable on the finish, coffee there too, chocolate with vanilla touches, well hidden alcohol. Mildly bitter aftertaste that lingers for quite some time. Medium body -I’d like it a bit thicker- carbonation on the right levels, slightly sticky on the palate. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bahumat (124) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Aroma: 7/10. Sour and metallic, with an undernote of hops and minerality. Appearance: 5/5. This got me really excited; a thick, syrupy, used-motor-oil black and opaque pour, with almost not head. Taste: 7/10. Surprisingly sour, with a lingering finish of chocolate and some coffee. But almost nothing in the middle. Leaves me hanging, wanting more, not in a good way. Palate: 4/5. A little thin for an imp stout and definitely tasting of water minerals, but nothing offensive. No flaws here, just nothing worth a 5/5 either. Overall: 14/20. An uninspiring imperial stout is, overall, still a damn fine beer, but from within it’s family it just isn’t inspiring me at all. No big flaws to this beer, just an absence of excellence. Definitely drinkable, but wouldn’t go out of my way when there’s better choices to be found.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
humlelala (1036) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
(50 cl bottle from Heinemanns Gardermoen; Batch 1163; Bottled on April 19th 2014; BBD: April 19th 2018) Pours pitch black with three-finger toffee head. Solid retention and beautiful pearly lace. Aroma is dominated by roasted malt with notes of dark fruit and øllebrød. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium to full body with a long, roasted finish. Flavour is dark, roasted with more sweetness than bitterness but it’s pretty dry for the style and not ascerbic or boozy. Quite pleasant and complex for the ABV.

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