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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1503   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - 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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (264) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 26, 2014
The aroma of this beer is just so rich. There are: dark fruits, like blueberries, dark chocolate, best quality coffee, dark bread, tanned malts. Just unbelievable. Appearance is perfect. Jet-black, non-transparent, with massive dark beige tanned head. The mouth feel is also ideal. Creamy, smooth. Perfect balanced body. The taste is coffee, chocolate, bitter. It warms you up, but in the mean time it’s non alcoholic. It’s just indescribable. You just have to try it. It’s the only way to understand the perfection of this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalfaro86 (255) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a black brew with a big brown head with moderate to good retention, ark.a is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate sweet with dark chocolate, coffe and nuts, medium to robust bodied, smooth, flavor is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate sweet with a bitter finish and a long aftertaste. Very well balanced, very good imperial stout

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1226) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear, very dark, cola brown. Good covering of dense, light brown, lasting head. Caramel chocolates. Roast coffee beans. Light liquorice. Light, dried vine fruit. Taste is bonfire toffee sweet. Woody dry. Some tangy, leathery bitterness. Lovely, smooth, creamy palate. Finishes woody, nutty, tangy, sweet and bitter, all rolled into one. Quality tackle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ABT_S54 (145) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
500cl bottle shared in a snifter at Pure Bar, Birmingham. Aroma is typical Imperial Stout with copious amounts of malt. The taste and mouthfeel somewhat belies its moderate (for the style) ABV and was of a much higher standard than I expected. Highly rated and was the last of three sampled on a rather heavy day. Probably would have scored higher had I sampled it earlier on. Overall though faultless and considering it is not BB aged (as many of my favourite are) a very good example.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastyle (1) - FRANCE - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Strong, powerful and bitter beer which mellows out as you drink. Full of deep rich flavour

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pkomar (35) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle into glass, bought @ Centrala Piwna, Poznań. Aroma rich in chocolate and coffee, roasty aromas in the background. Pours clear black with a decent head, leaving nice lacing. Taste lightly sweet, full of chocolate and roasty malts accompanied by coffee. Alcohol warming the throat nicely, rather low carbonation. To sum it up quickly: Amazing imperial stout - definitely my favourite beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (277) - ITALY - AUG 3, 2014
50cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick creamy beige head. Smells of roasted malts, some coffee, light sweetness. Taste is coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, licorice. Bitter coffee and chocolate aftertaste with a pleasant light final acidity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black, aroma and taste of chocolate, liquorice, sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3113) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle 500 ml purchased at Julio’s Liquors. 2012 vintage. Maybe should have consumed this before now but... So many beers, so little time! Used motor oil color with a tiny ring of tan head in the snifter. Aroma is old coffee grounds, deep roast and ash. Light anise when warm.

Flavor is earthy premium coffee beans, tobacco leaves, roasted malts and a bitter chocolate to help balance the sweet flavors. Fuller body with a lightly creamy texture with a hint of ash. Lingering chocolate and bitter roasted notes after the sip. Jeez, this is really easy to drink and a solid stout. Wonder what a bourbon barrel treatment would do to this? Overall, a nicely made stout that did just fine sitting in my cellar after 2 years.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phillies08Champs (686) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2010 Bottle from Matt Capone. Pours black with some head that fades. Aroma is leather, deep roasted notes, burnt sugar and coffee. First sip is similar with a pancake syrup finish.


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