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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1628   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.

AlchemistZ's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
Opaque, incredibly black with an incredibly thick and sustaining, dark brown head. Dark fruit in the aroma with burnt undertones, milk and lots of sweetness with just an afterthought of crushed coffee beans. Flavor is unique as imperial stouts go. There is burnt fruit (which I personally require for the unflavored style) with some smoke but also an odd tropical sweetness from the American hops that I do not believe works together and also some roast. The body is also a little lean for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (534) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Poured from a keg. Not bad, deep black color, coffee and chocolate aroma, a little too bitter going down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1123) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Aroma of malt and espresso, pours a dark brown color with a lasting small tan head. Tastes of chocolate and espresso, with full bodied creamy feel and an espresso finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike5326 (1273) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Rich sweet malt and alcohol aroma. Full body with a creamy pepper malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2563) - 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 (3943) - 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 (476) - 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.

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