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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1492   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


phiconners' rating

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phiconners (146) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Aroma is fairly subdued. Very nice flavor, thick, some creaminess comes through. Tastes like a very strong porter. Great beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanelst (117) - AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2014
aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, burned roasts, plums. Taste is moderatly sweet with a bitter ending. Chocolate, dark fruits, citrus, caramel, smoke, coffee roast. Pretty intense, gives you a glowing alcohol warm feeling. Christmassy beer, bit weird drinking this during a summer heathwave.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (803) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
A great imperial stout. Pours an incredibly deep black with a thick brown head. Smells of vanilla and toffee. Taste changes drastically from start to finish. Starts very smooth, with some vanilla. Finishes smoky, with a slight tartness to it. Very good. Had in the bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoToBi (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Pretty good. A little bit of smokey bitterness on the palate. Not much sweetness. Quite yum.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sulphursouls (20) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2014
It poured black, dark and rich. There was an aroma of roasted sweet liquorice, with hints of yeast, not much sweetness. The flavour started with some sweet vanilla, paused briefly and carried into a long after-taste of bitter coffee. Wonderful combination of flavours and transition.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xavalias (49) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at Tap10, Copenhagen. Pitch black with brown head. Sweet, very full bodied, light aromas, roasted, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baton (31) - Łódź, POLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle, batch 1004. Pours jet black with creamy, not big, brown head. Aroma: dark fruits (plum), roasted malts, chocolate, liquor notes. Similar in taste: chocolate, roasty, dark fruits, some coffee. Full body, oily texture, nice aftertaste. Very intensive. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1831) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2014
June 15, 2014 - bottle purchased a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. Black pour with tan head that faded quickly. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Taste was very roasty and coffee. Slight bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (886) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
bottle thanks to cunningham! shared with friend. poured a black colour with a nice tan head. sweet chocolate notes, roasted malts, coffee, molasses, some red fruits, small bitterness. nice beer

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (684) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Dark red brown pour very dark red brown head. looks fizzy. Aroma of horse grains. Sweet coffee. Tastes licorice, peanut butter, vanilla, roast coffee, tobacco slight saccharine note berries. Dry mouthfeel. Carbonation is strong.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbeatdano (44) - - JUN 6, 2014
Pours jet black with creamy brown head. Aroma is rich with dark roasted malt, chocolate, and piney hops. Dates, prunes, plums, and raisins are in the background. Taste is awesomely roasted bitterness with a perfectly balanced fruity sweetness. Pine and citrus hops provide a nice sharp bitterness as well. The palate is oily and slick with a full body, soft carbonation, and a long roasted malt and pine finish. An awesome imperial stout with great flavors and perfect balance. One of my new favorites. Can’t wait to drink the one I’m cellaring.


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