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


on tap


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RATINGS: 176   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MOARBEER (94) - - NOV 8, 2012
Pours inky black with thin dark brown head. Tar, smoke, bitter chocloate, port barrel. Nice bitter finish. Too easy to drink. Epic stout.

skortila (5967) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2017
Bottled. Small sample. Old note. The aroma has roast, licorice, cognac. Black coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is moderate bitter with roast, coffee, licorice and cognac. Decent body. Nice.

rouhlas (3665) - GREECE - DEC 20, 2016
250 ml bottle at home thanks to Stelios! Black color with small beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, light coffee, cocoa, dark dried fruits, raisins, light wood, light alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation.

fiulijn (20992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen
Black color, pouring oily, with no head. Mild aroma of roasted malt and spirit. Full bodied; the mouthfeel is quite oily; strong flavor of roasted malt, moderately sweet, some chocolate, with a earthy (soil) and tobacco touch, some liquorice, and alcohol punch; some oxidisation.
Chaotic, boozy, inexpressive.
Grossly overpriced.

Viper666 (3289) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 7/23/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : opaque.
Arôme : Malt rôti, chocolat, moyen de café, léger de fruits (prunes), légèrement boisé (fût de cognac) avec des notes de vanille.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Boisé (fût de cognac), notes fruitées (prunes, petits fruits foncés). Une dominante de malt rôti et de chocolat noir est bien présente avec un moyen goût de café ainsi qu’un léger goût d’alcool réchauffant et quelques traces de vanille.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : plutôt doux. Texture : moyennement huileuse. Finale : longue, composée d’une légère amertume de rôti, de café et d’alcool avec des notes boisées.

bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Rating #1315 - Black as a Norwegian Christmas. Aroma is heavy roast malt, espresso, molasses. eau de vie.Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, lots of burnt sugar, toffee, blackstrap molasses. Decent cognac profile that doesn’t take over. Phenomenal.

ElDesmadre (3627) - Mikołów, POLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle from Palme, thanks! Licorice-laden maltiness with prominent berry notes, quite strong cognac notes, very well integrated, as if emerging from the pumpernikel. Subtle almond and vanilla, while the roast, chocolate and coffee are less emphasized than in the non-BA version. Thick, sweet and oily. The barrel ageing turned the beer into something different, at the cost of some of the flavour depth. Still a great beer.

ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Opaque black body with a quite generous mocha brown head where the aroma was of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar and boozy. Dried dark fruits, some vanilla, liquorice and molasses. Bitter dark chocolate, deep roasted coffee beans, some soya sauce more alcohol and some sweetness. Palette is both thick and smooth with very low carbonation, body is full-bodied. Very long after-taste with some wood and smokiness, like smoked sausage and lots of dark plums in the finish.

Christian (13759) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Ratebeer Odense Summer Gathering 2015. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, soy sauce and chocolate. Sweet malty flavour with licorice ad a touch of citrus

MrOrla (3457) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma of BA, alcohol, roast, malts, coffe, choko, soy. Taste is roast, licorice, coffe. Choko, soy, BA, rye bread.

Dedollewaitor (16239) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle @ Odense Summer Gathering, 2015. Pours black with a small fading head. Roast, chocolate, coffee, wood. Soft and smooth. Lingering woody and soft vinous finish. Sippable.

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