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


on tap


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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This Imperial Stout has spent one year in oak casks which were previously used for aging Cognac. We think that this has given it a couple of new dimensions, and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8454) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2015
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 3 Oct 2014) Black colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, black coffee and a touch of oak wood. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, cacao, oak wood, gentle flavours of cognac and a solid coffee bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with just a touch of sweetness (drier than expected). Solid and well made imperial stout, with a gentle cognac character in the background. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (8111) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Ben for this rarity! Pours opaque black with a large dark brown head, creamy with nice lacing. So far, so good! Aroma is very roasty, coffee, cigarettes, just a touch of cognac/brandy. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and medium bitter with a bitter finish. Cognac notes very muted, too muted really. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Not what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7715) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a small beige head that. Some lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, fruity and cognac.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet and a some bitterness. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: Slightly sweet dark chocolate. Fruity and some wood. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: A real winter warmer fit for our arctic weather.
Personal stats: Bottle at Førtito Bar & Bowling in Sarpsborg, Norway

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
Bouteille de 250 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de céréale grillée avec une pointe da vanille. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #5085)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (7700) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at home Pours black , small and fading dark brown head . Smell isnt very cognac . Oaty , burnt malts and bitter Taste : Low carbo , smooth taste . I do get some cognac now ! Very subtile , oats , cognac , sweet and bitter , burnt malts ,.. WAY better than the basebeer !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7607) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours jet black with a brown head. Aroma of wood, smoke, roasted malt, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty with some smoke, peat and congac. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (7574) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2012
5cl sample from bottle @SBWF12. black in color with a brown, head. Vanilla, fudge and roasted malty aroma. Wood, alcohol, dark chocolate and roasted malt in flavor. Not as good as the Highland nor the original version. Alcohol coming through much more here. Also quite sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (7497) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2012
Small brown head. Opaque black body. Smoky chocolatey toffee aroma with fruity brown liqueur notes. Dry-sweet alcoholic chocolatey licorice taste with toffee and dried fruit notes. Mid-bodied, so thinner than the base beer. Hottish, soft mouthfeel. Dry-sweet toffee cognac and chocolate aftertaste with smoky earthy wild berry notes. Excellent! Highly sippable, complex, and balanced. (0.25l bottle at Amundsen, Oslo.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marduk (7475) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2012
Tap @ SBWF 2012. Pitch black color. No head, flat. Roasted, oak, cognac, malts in aroma. Very mellow flavors. Perfectly balanced between oak, wood, cognac, roast and malts. Very very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (7309) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2012
250 ml bottle, kindly shared by Odland. Sampled at room temperature. Pitch black colour, creamy brown head. Strong aroma of cognac oak barrel, some roasty notes too. Well rounded flavour, roasty of course, dark chocolate and coffee, the cognac and oak are there, but not overwhelming. Excellent beer.

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