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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1663   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.

StewardofGondor's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2008
Thick, oily black mass seeps into the snifter with a thick matter under a tan, iced khaki head. Aroma tells us of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla beans and mocha grinds. Licorice and blackberries emit a dark, fruity, aromatic tale. Flavor comes in thick and bitter. Unsweetened cocoa slabs, licorice port sauce and a coffee crust that’s parted from tiramisu ride on its coattails. Heavy mouthfeel tangibly thickens as it’s squeezed path the front teeth gap. Espresso soot and silk, dark chocolate and condensed café sludge sing long unto the night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (1685) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle from Sedona. They claim it's been aged about two years. Pours a thick black with a dark brown head. Lovely aroma of chocolates, dark fruit. Taste is dark and then creamy milk chocolate, light sweetness. Light floral and fruit. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1969) - Granollers, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2016
Cervesa molt correcte tant en aroma com en gust, destaquen els tocs torrats com el cafè. Cerveza muy correcta tanto en aroma como en sabor, destacan los toques tostados como el café.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sureshpa (352) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Aroma: Coffee, licorice, roast, wood, dried dates, chocolate Appearance: no see through, liver head, thick, slowly disappearing crema, medium lace Taste: Coffee, chocolate, hint of licorice nice balance, dried dark fruits, wood

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (1020) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Goddamn, this is one seductive Imperial Stout. Midnight black pour with brown suds. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, and subtle dark fruit aromas. Tastes like bittersweet chocolate, blackened barley, and toasted (alcohol) sugar. Balance is fantastic; not too much booze, not too much coffee-like bitterness - yet, a high amount of each. This ale plays most nicely when it’s nice and warm. It’s velvety smooth and rich. However, it won’t make you feel like you’ll need a nap worthy of Rip Van Winkle. Not like some Imperials.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1270) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. A- Roasty, cocoa, subtle coffee, tobacco. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Roasty, cocoa, subtle bitterness. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- Plenty of roasted notes and a bit of chocolate and tobacco otherwise a seemingly pure imperial stout with not a ton of interesting flavors or complexities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1375) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle from Beerhawk. Can’t describe the aroma! Smooth and refined, with light coffee notes and pleasant aftertaste. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
One of the best russian imperial stouts out there, an excellent example of the genre. Pitch black pour with a bit of head. Smells of roasted malts and boatloads of dark cherries. The taste follows the same notes, simple components yet excellently blended. Smooth mouthfeel and a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Lovely. A gift from MB2. Almost perfectly balanced between sweet and roast malt flavors. Velvety body. Thick oily black pour with a brown head. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbertels (281) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Cappuccino head forms when poured;.whiffs of caramel, raisins, coffee. Taste is round as the expected bitterness is nicely balanced by almost fruity and nutty notes. Fantastically pleasant!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2015
Flaske. Farven er sort som natten. Aromaen er kaffe, chokolade og ristet malt, og smagen er ligesådan. Eftersmagen er sødlig bitter. En virkelig lækker imperial stout.

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