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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1557   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eluosiren (112) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 9, 2014
A very good stout! Had it draught in Moscow in Hop Head bar - was way better then everything else they have there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klas (322) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Shared bottle at Brewdog bar Stockholm. Dark and powerful. Coffee and chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (383) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 7, 2014
500 ml bottle from trade with Gunnar (thanks a lot man!!). Black body with a nice dark brown head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, but not so intense. Taste was a lot better!! Dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, liquorice, some alcohol notes. Mild aftertaste, sweet. Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (682) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
75CL bottle at home, black beer with a small light brown head, aroma is malts, chocolate, Taste is chocolate, malt, coffee, bitter dry, roasted. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rototo64 (30) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2014
Une magnifique mousse marronasse se forme, quoique pas trés persistante.. Au nez, c’est cacao, café, sympa mais pas flamboyant, en bouche on sent la carbonation, le cacao, puis le café, un bon café bien fort, un amertume , légerement acide, la longueur en bouche n’est pas énorme, c’est sympa mais un peu faiblard a mon gout... Est ce que j’avais un trop bon souvenir de la version viellie en fut? C’est trés possible.. Le viellissement en fut ne rend pas un bière mauvaise bonne, mais embellit souvent une bonne bière

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zekada (320) - 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 (987) - 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 (264) - 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 (228) - 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 (380) - 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.

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