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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1639   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1999) - NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
Shared bottle at Vaaland Bryghus with JFE, BG and KR 24.05.15. Black. Brown head and lacing. Fine aroma of dark chocolate, roasted barley and vanilla. Similar taste, with evident bitterness. Good drinkability

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (1058) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 15, 2015
bottle at home bought at Bergen airport. black color, looks rather oily. small dark coffee-colored head. smells lightly smoked, light sourish, malty roasty, liqueurish, light alcoholic, some spices, coffee, toffee, bitter chocolate. quite nice smell, especially after the beer warms a bit. full body, soft carbonation, full light oily mouthfeel. nice malty roasty taste, some spices, lightly sourish, coffee, chocolate, light (warming) alcoholic which is actually better hidden than on the smell. malty roasty / coffee / light alcoholic finish. quite nice one, not overly complex but drinks great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (867) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate and burnt coffee. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafal4985 (6) - - MAY 7, 2015 does not count
Kolor nieprzejrzyście czarny, ciemna i obfita piana. Piwo jest dość gęste, chociaż piłem bardziej oleiste Imperial Stouty. W aromacie dominują palone słody, kawa oraz ciemne owoce(rodzynka, śliwka, figa). Smak jest świety - kawa, paloność, ciemne owoce oraz szlachetny i doskonale ukryty alkohol. Bez wątpienia RIS, na którego warto wydać swoje pieniądze i poświęcić mu trochę czasu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2015
The beer pours a very dark brown color with a medium brown head, and the aroma blends roasted malts, booze, coffee beans, and dark fruit. The taste is mildly umami, slightly bitter, and a touch sweet with a smokiness coming through in the aftertaste, which melds well with the residual coffee and cocoa powder dryness of the flavor. The palate fuses a slick texture, medium-full body, and a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (456) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
Good imperial stout. Aroma ricco di caffè, orzo tostato, liquore e cioccolato. Sapore di cacao in polvere,frutti rossi,orzo tostato, e finale al caffè xon retrogusto con un filo di mirtilli e qualcos’altro tipo vaniglia. Oleosa e senza bollicine, cremosa, densa. Buona al palato,buona birra, nera con due dita di schiuma. Si fa bere con piacere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Aroma of anise, black licorice, roast, black coffee, leather and cocoa. Flat black with a large brown head of foam. Taste has milk chocolate, much more so than in the aroma. After the chocolate, I am getting oak, roast and some of the coffee with a slightly bitter finish. The palate is somewhat lacking for such a high quality beer. I really enjoyed this one. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tandembrauer (682) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Bottle at home. Pours black with big brown head. Aroma of chocolate, milk coffee, alcohol. Taste bitter and sweet, dark chocolate, coffee, spices, alcohol. Full bodied with slightly creamy texture. Medium carbonation. Long bitter (coffee and hops) finish with some sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fluxing (561) - POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Kolor czarny, calkowicie nieprzejrzyste. Piana bardzo obfita, pozostawia cienka warstwe. W aromacie kawa, palonosc, gorzka czekolada, mleko, sliwki, rodzynki, morele, suszone owoce, lekka mieta, sporo slodkosci, jest bardzo dobrze. W odczuciu srednio wysycone, pelne, geste, gladkie. W smaku mamy powtorke z aromatu, ale bardziej wychodzi kwasnosc ciemnych slodow i aromaty kawowo-kakaowe (zdecydowanie mniej owocow niz w aromacie). Goryczka srednia, ziemista, ziolowa, mietowa i delikatnie alkoholowa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (594) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2015
Roasty, with burnt sugar, slight espresso, and roasted barley flavors. Straightforward.

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