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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1594   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.

pootzboy's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1611) - Hawgville, Ontario, - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle: decants a black-brown clouded unfiltered ale with a frothy mocha colored meringue-like cap. Lace sticks to the glass, light fine carbonation – the result of bottle conditioning. Aroma is a complex affair that has tones of roast coffee, cocoa, dark dried fruits, wet hay, cereals, light fusel alcohol note. Rich full bodied silken thick mouth feel - body bulked up with oats which fell out to lees in my sample. Flavor not as complex as the aroma but is a rich pleasing amalgam of roasty tones, dried fruit and off-setting hop bittering. Long decadent finish where roast astringence compliment hop bittering to a final metallic after taste. Hides its alcohol well until the warming effect comes on. A very decent IRS with a rich roasty character, possibly over rated but very good none the less

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fashawn (353) - 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 (261) - 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 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (452) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 26, 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 sweet-bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fluxing (491) - 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 (549) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2015
Roasty, with burnt sugar, slight espresso, and roasted barley flavors. Straightforward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (484) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 11, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Opaque black with a frothy brown head. Sweet, roasted aroma with hints of chocolate, alcohol, coffee and a hint of spices. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and thick, with tremendous roasted and coffee character. Heavy alcohol bitterness, but well balanced in a magnificent finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egidis (29) - LITHUANIA - APR 11, 2015
bottle. black with dense brown head. aroma is full of chocolate and coffe, sweet, full body and creamy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mario_giri (141) - SWITZERLAND - APR 4, 2015
Wow, wieder ein iS welches ich sehr mag. Muss ich unbedingt nochmal trinken ohne viele Biere vorher

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnstledger8 (113) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick coffee coloured non-lasting head. Aroma of dark chocolate, liquorice, sherry. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, sherry, brown sugar. Sticky texture, medium carbonation. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (493) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma of coffee and roasted hops. Black/ dark brown head. Taste of roasted malts, coffee with a big bitter finish.

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