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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1726   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
creppyiceman (487) - POLAND - APR 10, 2016
(on tap) Aroma:chocolate,roastiness, hint of toffee. Appearance:pitch black,medium-size yellowish head with good durability. Taste;sweet,flavour of chocolate,toffee,caramel,roasty finish,roasty aftertaste. Palate:full body,high carbonation for the style,light bozzyness. Overall:Very complex beer,would be even better with more intensive aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (172) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
0,5 L bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured pitch black like motor oil with a creamy tan two finger head. Low on carbonation. Delicious aromas of dark roasted espresso beans, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits. Taste: Dark chocolate, vanilla, caramelized creme brulee, dark fruits, toasted bread, raisins, espresso coffee, leather, licorice, dates, butterscotch, currants, soy sauce, roasted nuts. Awesome imperial stout! It’s got a full body, with a thick, sticky and gloopy mouthfeel and a long roasted, bittersweet finish. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
avantdagare (235) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
1 finger tan head, black body. Nose: Coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and molasses. Aroma: Licorice, dates, dark chocolate, soy-sauce, coffee and molasses. Long ending with some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
szymonskc (579) - Skórcz, POLAND - APR 3, 2016
Aromat intensywny, palone słody, bardzo dużo czekolady, kawy, kakao. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzyste. Piana ciemnobeżowa, średnio obfita, drobno i średniopęcherzykowa, ładnie zdobi szkło. W smaku jest dosyć wytrawnie, ogromna ilość kawy na pierwszym planie, dalej intensywna paloność, na końcu gorzka czekolada i kakao. Alkohol ukryty znakomicie, delikatnie grzeje przełyk. Goryczka średnia, kawowa, średnie wysycenie. Piwo jest mocne, agresywne, aksamitne, naprawdę świetne.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pog (4) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2016 does not count
Very rich and balanced, chocolate and coffee flavour, alcoholic, yeasty, licorice. The hops flavour comes out in the finish and has a fresh fruity aroma and the tipical bitterness. Dark brown - black colour, with a reddish nuance. The head is dense, brownish, creamy. Tastes sweet from the malts and from the alcohol but also sightly bitter because of the hops. Full bodied, creamy with a soft carbonation. Hoppy finish. Overall a very good and complex winter beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (1368) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2016
Restrained but enticing aroma in a jet black pour. Mirrored by the taste - a subtle mix of chocolate and coffee with a bit of licorice and vanilla thrown in. Manages to cover its strength without the cloying sweetness of some other examples of the style - which is a big plus in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
axl (578) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
500ml bottle, brewed fall 2014. Black with brown head. Aroma is very well rounded with chocolate, slight coffee, slight roasted malts, a touch of liqorice, syrup, sweet black bread and some light oxidized, almost madeira-like tones. Taste is sweet and roasted with chocolate, coffee, slight liqorice, sweet black bread, a touch of ash and more of the oxidized strong wine/madeira notes from the aroma. Incredibly smooth and round yet filling mouthfeel, very light carbonation and lasting roasted sweet and oxidized aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (1005) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Tis hard not to score this highly great looking good toasty aroma nice mouthfeel taste dark chocolate coffee roastiness liquorish comes through as it warms solid just lacking that wow factor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (598) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
UPDATED: APR 1, 2016 0.5L bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours pitch black with a dark tan head. Aroma and taste is of roasted malt and dark chocolate, coffee. Bittersweet. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours an opaque black from the bomber with bubbly tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big roasted malts and hint of dark chocolate. Taste is more toward the roast and a hint of earthy smoke. Solid, bit nothing any American brewery hasn’t done.

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