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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1694   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (961) - Erskine, - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle at Craig’s house. Very dark and sizeable brown head. Very heavy taste. Quite good.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (651) - 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!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BenL8 (21) - 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.

4.5
   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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hidden_Pooch (502) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a black viscous syrup, looks very heavy with a medium tan head. Aroma is of leather, dried fruit, and dark chocolate. Tastes of leather, big smoke, dark chocolate, strong dark coffee, and cinnamon. Has a smooth creamy body with low carbonation. Don’t taste too much alcohol, but has a great warming effect.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cinek (33) - POLAND - APR 20, 2016
butelka 0,5l. Obfita, brązowa, grubo-pęcherzykowa piana po nalaniu do szkła. Aromat początkowo silnie czekoladowy, kawowy. Czuć też wyraźny popiół. Po ogrzaniu wyraźny alkohol. Piwo czarne jak smoła, niskonasycone. W smaku brak jakiejkolwiek słodyczy, smakuje jak klasyczny stout. Alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa. 0,5l trochę nudne.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (173) - SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2016
Aroma of heavy malt, coffee and chalk. Pours a dense dark almost black brown. Thick pinpoint brown head. Tastes of sweet pumpernickel toast with a sour finish and a little alcohol bite. Oily mouthfeel with low carbonation. Rich and round. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kordestanchi (86) - - APR 15, 2016
Pours dark brown with medium caramel cloudy head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Sweet and sour palate of coffee and dates and dark dried fruits. Beautiful imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2016
Dark brown/black stout with medium size beige head. It has a typical aroma of dark chocolate, dried plums and orange peel. The aroma is somehow medium intensive with a delicate alcohol bite. Medium thick and creamy with delicate carbonation. Again not an intensive stout. Medium sweetness, medium roasted bitterness and delicate booze. Very easy to drink and I imagine this on tap being served too cold it couldn’t be called an Imperial Stout anymore. Overall not bad at all but not at all among the best in this elitist style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
creppyiceman (302) - POLAND - APR 10, 2016
(on tap) Aroma:chocolate,roastiness, hint of toffee. Appearance:pitch black,medium-size yellowish head with good durability. Taste;sweet,flavour of chocolate,toffee,caramel,roasty finish,roasty aftertaste. Palate:full body,high carbonation for the style,light bozzyness. Overall:Very complex beer,would be even better with more intensive aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (106) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
0,5 L bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured pitch black like motor oil with a creamy tan two finger head. Low on carbonation. Delicious aromas of dark roasted espresso beans, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits. Taste: Dark chocolate, vanilla, caramelized creme brulee, dark fruits, toasted bread, raisins, espresso coffee, leather, licorice, dates, butterscotch, currants, soy sauce, roasted nuts. Awesome imperial stout! It’s got a full body, with a thick, sticky and gloopy mouthfeel and a long roasted, bittersweet finish. Fantastic!


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