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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1663   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
50cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a thick beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark dried fruits, dark chocolate, vanilla, ashy and a little smoked. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long and roasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4814) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle in Oslo. Black body with slight head. Nose is chocolate, sweet, coffee. Flavour is chocolate, malty, roasty, coffee. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (898) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
Dégustée chez Pierre Clermont. Bière noire à la surface huileuse et sans mousse réelle. Au nez je reçois beaucoup de mélasse, de fumée et de réglisse noire. Corps d’une superbe rondeur sans sucre résiduel agaçant. Amertume, réglisse, densité sirupeuse et longue en bouche. Aucun arrière-goût.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Justin666 (102) - - AUG 4, 2015
0,5 l bottle. Pitch dark pour with good amounts of light brown foam. Intensive aroma of chocolate, caramel and some coffee. Taste is very smooth. It leaves a nice, balanced chocolatey feeling with some bitterness kicking in at the end. Also a little dry finish. You can sense the alcohol, but it doesn?t affect the overall experience at all. A very nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (443) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2015
On tap at Avenue Pub in NOLA. Jet black with minimal head. Served cold. Aroma - tons of chocolate, coffee underscores, sugary sweet, some dark ripe fruit. Starts moderately sweet and transitions to a dry finish. Dark ripe fruit is present throughout. Body is medium thin with soft carb. A little boozy warmth accompanies. Nice imp stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (909) - BELARUS - JUL 31, 2015
Almost black, opaque, weak head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee & malts, smoke, some earth. Full body. Creamy palate. The flavour is more on the sweet side & rich of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, port wine. Also some grassy hops present. Tasty. Objectively very good. Still it excites me just partly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ivardo (43) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Converting" from old excel scoresheet. So there are no comments on this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (294) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from Malt Attacks. Nearly black, medium beige head. Strong lacing full body. Aroma chocolate, coffee, taste milk chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (393) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2015
0,5L From Vinmonopolet, Norway - Pours a thick inky black. Aromas of liquorice, dark roasted coffee, leather, dark fruits and chocolate. 70% chocolate. Mouthfeel is velvety with low amounts of carbonation. Flavor is quite sweet with prominent flavors of roasted coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Has a well balanced finish that is not too dry neither too sweet. A staple imperial stout in my book. Give it a try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
ENG: 500ml bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor Store in Edmonton, bottled on 27.01.2014, aged for 7 months after purchase in January 2015, poured into the tulip. So the beer have one and a half year since the bottling. Sounds good :) Black, opaque color with medium, brown head. Aromas of licorice gellys, roasted coffee. Roasted malts get stronger after mixing in the tulip. Smoky wooden character overall. Tastes delicately, quite well balanced, but still, the character is smoky. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, prunes. Warming up the throat roasted coffee aftertaste. Low carbonation, full body. Overall very dark character, nicely balanced.

PL: Butelka 500ml kupiona w styczniu 2015 w Sherbrooke Liquor Store w Edmonton, data butelkowania 27.01.2014, leżakowa przez 7 miesięcy od daty zakupu, przelana do tulipa. Czyli piwo ma ok. półtora roku od butelkowania. Brzmi ciekawie :) Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, piana średnia, brązowa. Aromaty żelków lukrecjowych, palonej kawy. Po zamieszaniu kieliszkiem dość intensywnie wychodzą palone słody. Ogólny charakter nieco przypomina wędzone drewno. W smaku delikatne, fajnie zbalansowane, ale jednak wciąż ma mocno wędzony charakter. Palona kawa, gorzka czekolada, lukrecja, suszone śliwki. Grzejący w gardło posmak palonej kawy. Niskie nasycenie, pełne odczucie w ustach. Podsumowując piwo o dość ciemnym, mocnym charakterze, ale fajnie zbalansowane.

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