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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1701   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 (2300) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkanu (50) - Iasi, ROMANIA - JUN 25, 2016
A lot of coffee in this one, along with roasted malt and burnt liquorice. It’s like a dense syrup embroidered with blackberry notes. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerGantzel (274) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, licuorice and coffee. Black with a fine foam. Not as intense as expected, but still very tasteful. Medium-high fullness and creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (1097) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 20, 2016

Butelka z datą: 13..01.2020, batch nr: 1572
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, niska.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Ciemne słody (pumpernikiel, kakao, nuty paloności, kawa).
SMAK: Wytrawne. Analogicznie do zapachu prym wiodą ciemne słody. Posmak kawowy, długi. Goryczka średnia w kierunku wysokiej, nieco zalegająca. Perfekcyjne ukryty alkohol.
OGÓLNIE: Rasowy, klasyczny przedstawiciel stylu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (510) - ITALY - JUN 15, 2016
Imbottigliata il 12 gennaio 2016, aperta il 15 giugno 2016. Marrone molto scura, quasi impenetrabile, con riflessi color rubino, schiuma tra il marrone e l’ocra non molto persistente che forma un anello lungo la parete del bicchiere. Aroma di caffè tostato, leggermente metallica, avena, zucchero bruciato, note legnose, di liquirizia, cioccolato, prugna essiccata e frutti rossi. Al palato sempre caffè, frutti rossi, note metalliche, avena, finale tostato di caffè arricchito da cioccolato misto a tepore etilico e note legnose. Corpo pieno, poco carbonata.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (443) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2016
Wow - the balance between chocolate/coffee/roast malts is sublime - utterly superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonev (96) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Piwo czarne, piana bezowa szybko znika. W aromacie kawa i slody. Goryczka i wysycenie srednie. Czuc w smaku czekolade, troche wanilii. Typowo degustacyjne. Pasowalo by gdyby bylo w mniejszej butelce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (8832) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast coffee and yeast. Medium bodied, earthy malt, roast, chocolate, nice booze, bitter finish, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (701) - SINGAPORE - MAY 20, 2016
9%ABV.  Imperial Stout. Poured out oily black. 40ºSRM.   Nose has coffee, dark fruits and black honey.  There is a good amount of smoke from the darkly roasted malts.  There is a good amount of wheaty umami in the nose like good soy.   There is a nice medicinal aroma reminiscent of lo Han go or licorice.   Mouthfeel is syrupy.  Palate has deep roasted malts with flavors of burnt toast, burnt barley.  Middle of the palate is rounded and almost sour where the dark  fruit palate comes in most strongly.  Alcoholic warmth in the back of the throat in the finish. Finish is a lingering and syrupy or like honey. Goes on Favorites List!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BenL8 (44) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Appearance: Oily black colour, tiny layer of cappuccino coloured head. Some yeast residue. Aroma: complex and very interesting, spicy, dark malts, really roasty with notes of espresso, maybe some lactose, berry notes. Flavour: oily thick, hoppy herbal mouthfeel, very intense flavour, quite boozy, malty, intense roast and espresso flavour, treacle and sweet, spicy and very hoppy, medium bitterness, grassy and earthy hops flavours, hints of berries, long finish which is a combination of grassy hops and intense espresso. Brilliant impy, one of the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TroelsWiberg (4) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016 does not count
Really nice imperial stout. This one has been aged for 4 years. Medium brown head. Tastes of liquorice, chocolate, dried fruit.

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