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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1625   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 (1699) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2562) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
500ml bottle, thanks to Gunnar! Pours black with big tan head. Aroma is big and roasty. Taste is of course flavoursome, although perhaps not as thick as expected. Not a million miles away from their porter and exceptionally drinkable for the strength. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts all represented and beautifully balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
50cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a thick beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark dried fruits, dark chocolate, vanilla, ashy and a little smoked. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long and roasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (3909) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle in Oslo. Black body with slight head. Nose is chocolate, sweet, coffee. Flavour is chocolate, malty, roasty, coffee. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (469) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
Dégustée chez Pierre Clermont. Bière noire à la surface huileuse et sans mousse réelle. Au nez je reçois beaucoup de mélasse, de fumée et de réglisse noire. Corps d’une superbe rondeur sans sucre résiduel agaçant. Amertume, réglisse, densité sirupeuse et longue en bouche. Aucun arrière-goût.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Justin666 (41) - - AUG 4, 2015
0,5 l bottle. Pitch dark pour with good amounts of light brown foam. Intensive aroma of chocolate, caramel and some coffee. Taste is very smooth. It leaves a nice, balanced chocolatey feeling with some bitterness kicking in at the end. Also a little dry finish. You can sense the alcohol, but it doesn?t affect the overall experience at all. A very nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (428) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2015
On tap at Avenue Pub in NOLA. Jet black with minimal head. Served cold. Aroma - tons of chocolate, coffee underscores, sugary sweet, some dark ripe fruit. Starts moderately sweet and transitions to a dry finish. Dark ripe fruit is present throughout. Body is medium thin with soft carb. A little boozy warmth accompanies. Nice imp stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (749) - BELARUS - JUL 31, 2015
Almost black, opaque, weak head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee & malts, smoke, some earth. Full body. Creamy palate. The flavour is more on the sweet side & rich of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, port wine. Also some grassy hops present. Tasty. Objectively very good. Still it excites me just partly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ivardo (96) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Converting" from old excel scoresheet. So there are no comments on this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (247) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from Malt Attacks. Nearly black, medium beige head. Strong lacing full body. Aroma chocolate, coffee, taste milk chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (305) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2015
0,5L From Vinmonopolet, Norway - Pours a thick inky black. Aromas of liquorice, dark roasted coffee, leather, dark fruits and chocolate. 70% chocolate. Mouthfeel is velvety with low amounts of carbonation. Flavor is quite sweet with prominent flavors of roasted coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Has a well balanced finish that is not too dry neither too sweet. A staple imperial stout in my book. Give it a try!

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