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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1651   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.

GothGargoyle's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 8, 2012
Batch 777/764A (15.02.12) thanks to my friend Bernt from Norway. Impenetrable brownish black with a chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, roasted malts and some earthiness. Oily mouthfeel, full bodied, roasty, nutty and slightly dry, bitter finish. Taste is burnt toast, soy sauce, coffee, chocolate. Pairs very well with a slightly nutty chocolate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puredelusion (185) - Lviv, UKRAINE - NOV 25, 2015
0,5 bottle. Pours dark brown/black color with small, brown, chocolate like head. Aroma is very rich, coffee, chocolate, plum. Flavor is light to medium sweet, medium chocolate bitter. Long chocolate bittersweet finish. Body is full, oily texture. Another great example of imperial stout. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
d07c0m (126) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
Fantastic stout. Really well executed. Rich coffee, dark malt, sweet, toffee, roasted, and bitter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (380) - POLAND - NOV 22, 2015
(Leżakowane 1,5 roku) Doskonały aromat likieru, cherry, czekolady, intensywny, głęboki. Barwa czarna, bardzo ładna, drobnopęcherzykowa, beżowa piana. W smaku już czuć inne nuty - jest zdecydowanie bardziej palone, nuty likerowe jednak także obecne, jest cherry, i jest też lekka kawowa kwaśność. Jest też sporo mlecznej czekolady. Jedyne co przeszkadza to jakiś fenol, który wprowadza nieco apteki. Poza tym bardzo porządny stout. Dużo ciała, wysycenie średnie ku wysokiemu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pringao_Toribi (326) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2015
In short: torrefact yeasty beer. Aroma: torrefact, coffee. Appearance: black with creamy foam. Taste: light sweet and medium sour. Palate: acidic yeasty finish, very lively.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AnG_BrgNor (28) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle 0,5 l from Vinmonopolet. Dark, Taste of coffe, chockolate and roasted malt. Some bitterness in the end. Not much alkoholtaste present. A delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbonga (55) - - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours jet black with a cappuccino head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, tobacco and blackcurrant. More in the taste, with overdone toast and a slight touch of citrus hop leading to a bitter finish. Medium body; perhaps fuller would be better. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (1464) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
0,5 l bottle Appearance: black body with a light brown head of 2 fingers,head has a nice retention. Aroma: Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee. (sensitive for temperature to cold and it’s not that good.) Taste: Moderate sweet, good roasted bitterness, caramel, chjocolate, roasted malts, coffee, leather and some dark fruits in the back. smooth and creamy mouth feel. A

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (301) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
Aroma: Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Not a really strong aroma. Appearance: Itch black beer with a light brown head. Taste/Palate: A really smooth and creamy mouth feel. An amazing blend of everything mentioned in the aroma, sweet and slightly bitter all over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (629) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2015
Pitch black, brown colour, hardly any head but fortunately OK carbonation. Smell is liquorice, leather. Strong sweet bitterness. Milk chocolate and hint pf coffee. Young cheese, hint of spices. Taste is full and warming. Bitter sweet, bit flat. stringent finish, some ash. Coffee bitterness, touch of metal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (2093) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours almost black. Strong and gentle roast, vanilla, coffee, dried fruits. Tastes dryish roasted malts and coffee, dark chocolate, light vanilla. Nice balance, tasty.

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