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


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RATINGS: 1505   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (360) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Very dark pour, small brown head. Lightly boozy aroma, dark chocolate, coffee, malt. Flavour is mostly chocolate, light coffee, sweet with a balanced bitter edge. Quite nice, but not all that unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bahumat (113) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Aroma: 7/10. Sour and metallic, with an undernote of hops and minerality. Appearance: 5/5. This got me really excited; a thick, syrupy, used-motor-oil black and opaque pour, with almost not head. Taste: 7/10. Surprisingly sour, with a lingering finish of chocolate and some coffee. But almost nothing in the middle. Leaves me hanging, wanting more, not in a good way. Palate: 4/5. A little thin for an imp stout and definitely tasting of water minerals, but nothing offensive. No flaws here, just nothing worth a 5/5 either. Overall: 14/20. An uninspiring imperial stout is, overall, still a damn fine beer, but from within it’s family it just isn’t inspiring me at all. No big flaws to this beer, just an absence of excellence. Definitely drinkable, but wouldn’t go out of my way when there’s better choices to be found.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
humlelala (975) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
(50 cl bottle from Heinemanns Gardermoen; Batch 1163; Bottled on April 19th 2014; BBD: April 19th 2018) Pours pitch black with three-finger toffee head. Solid retention and beautiful pearly lace. Aroma is dominated by roasted malt with notes of dark fruit and øllebrød. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium to full body with a long, roasted finish. Flavour is dark, roasted with more sweetness than bitterness but it’s pretty dry for the style and not ascerbic or boozy. Quite pleasant and complex for the ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (272) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalfaro86 (260) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1252) - 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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pkomar (41) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black, aroma and taste of chocolate, liquorice, sweet.

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