Wim (5666) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2021
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2021 samen met yves bij mij thuis een zwart kleurig lichaam met een wit bruinige kop en met een geroosterde mout koffie chocolat aroma een geroosterde mout koffie licht chocolade droge bitter smaak met een alcoholische bitter einde Yves (3997) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2021
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2021 Black colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation. Malty chocolote coffee aroma. Full sparkling palate palate. Finish is malty sweet bitter coffee mucca. kustie (3447) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2021
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2021 Opaque black color with small tanned head. Aroma has dark malt, ripe fruits, caramel, syrup. Taste is malty sweet with long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of ripe fruits, fudge, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. tovesa (4405) - Pirkkala, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2021 Bottle 500ml at home. From Alko. Bottled 2020-12-16. Batch 2458. Pours black with beige head. Flavor has roasted malts, oat, licorice, dark chocolate. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, roasted finish.
Original rating 9-4-8-4-16 from bottle (#487) at Ruovesi 2010-07-22. Beers0mniac (363) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2021 Black with big foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, hops and hint of grapefruits. Taste is firstly sweet but then it turns to very roasty, hoppy flavor with coffee and chocolate. Finishes with long lasting bitter. Full body, average carbonation. Rich, big, dark and tasteful stout.
tape7 (327) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2021 How: bottle. BB: 25.11.24
Head: tan, two fingers.
Colour: almost opaque black.
Aroma: campfire, dark fruits, herbal, coffee, dark sugar, clean& simple yet rich.
Taste: medium to full body, low carbonation, dark fruits, coffee, campfire, a bit ash, herbal bitterness, a bit warm.
Long aftertaste follows taste. Gangstergafje (2615) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2021 01-01-2021; bottle; at the Swedish house (bought online at www.drankgigant.nl, Oost-Souburg, The Netherlands).
The beer looks very nice. It is a good dark Imperial Stout. The beer has a very nice color. It is a nice dark ruby red/brown, almost black on the eye. On top there is a nice layer of soft almond colored foam. Foam retention is average. It looks very nice.
The aroma of the beer is great. It has nice malty aroma, filled with toasty and toasty chocolate and coffee, some nice caramel. Hops have nice earthy notes, with some nice herbal notes. There are some tobacco notes, some nice vanilla, some oak. It is quite nice. There is a nice alcohol aroma too, bringing all other aromas together.
The taste of the beer is nice. Sweet malts, bitter hops, bitter roast, savory toast. All tastes are strong. It is very well balanced.
The palate of the beer is nice too. Full body, smooth texture and medium-low carbonation. The finish of the beer is lovely. Full of chocolate and vanilla, coffee and roast. It is nice and long, fading away only slowly. All in all, a lovely beer. Great work. pt_beerguy (52) - - DEC 26, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2020 Charcuterie pairing: Aged Old Amsterdam Cheese and Blood Pudding
Meal: Beef and Guinness (or Nogne!) Pie, Kansas City spare ribs
Dessert (special): Madagascar vanilla ice cream
This beer is from one of my absolute FAVORITE breweries. Located in Grimstad, Norway, the guys at Nogne hit it out of the park with this stout. Not known as a place with beer culture, this brewery rewrites those rules and I am hard pressed to find one the top to bottom has as an impressive offering. Stout are typically an English / Irish game, but I would put this up against any other I've had.
The beer carries a creamy and full body and impresses through all phases of the palate. The ample chocolate and coffee notes are perfectly measured to act distinct flavor that doesn't take away from the fact that you are still drinking a beer. The taste left in your mouth after the finish calls for more. The only reason I can have one of these is the ample size of the bottle (half-liter) and the high ABV.
This beer pairs well with a strong, hearty meal (preferably a red meat), with dessert or as a dessert by itself. beerbandits (229) - - NOV 28, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2020 Pours black with brown creamy top. Nose is bourbon and licorice. Taste is whiskey, a lot of dark chocolate, coffee and english licorice. Nice mouthfeeling and carbondioxid. K HarmennmbT (153) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2020 50cl bottle at home. Pours pitch black with big fluffy beige head. Beautiful. This is a textbook imperial stout, very middle of the road but in a good way. All classic elements are there; chocolate, coffee, hints of caramel and slightly toasted. Well balanced, very drinkable, certainly not boring.