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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1738   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2007
found @ knightly spirits. very, very dark and thick, with nice brown frothy head. coffee and mocha aroma, with a hint of cream. robust coffee flavor, medium to heavy body. not the best stout ever, but has a lot of character, and has proven tough to find. a little too pricey for my wallet, but not too bad.

bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Yet another rating discovered amidst the odds and ends. I believe the bottle was courtesy after4ever. Thanks again, Tom! Pours an opaque black with a lacy tan head. Full, coffee and chocolate aroma. Creamy, medium body. Bittersweet chocolate and licorice taste with a light espresso finish.

ABUSEDGOAT (2784) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Very black pour, small head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is roast with rich darker fruits and dark chocolate. Medium to heavy body, some alcohol in the finish, moderate to low bitterness. Enjoyable but didn’t come off like a 4+/5 impy stout.

WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2007
There are a lot of beautiful beers, but a stout that has a thick, creamy, dark brown head paired with the near black liquid...well, those always hold a special place in my heart (or eyes...or palate, for that matter). Nose is subtle...chocolate and coffee, certainly, but also vanilla and licorice. More alcohol notes come through with warming, to give the nose a more vinous quality. Flavor is well balanced between a slightly bitter roast flavor and the chocolate notes. Flavors deepen with warming and more of the coffee comes through. Mouthfeel is thick, chewy, and full. A very good beer!

jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Motor oil pour. Great looking beer in the glass. Roasted malt taste. Creamy, thick mouthfeel. Chocolate and vanilla dominant. Great beer.

fb (51) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle, batch *34* (unreadable). This is a nice one, an excellent and powerful stout

TChrome (1480) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2007
I’m tired of rating by the numbers and falling into a formulaic trap of recitatating the same old bullshit. I like this beer because it taste good. Like coffee and mollases and some nuts as well. Pours black with a dark tan retained head. Yum.

DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2007
25 oz. bottle. Black with a large, creamy brown head that lasts a long, long time and leaves a thick, dense lace. French roast coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, and some piney hops in the aroma. Thick, rich, lightly carbonated, astringent and very dry on the palate. Bitter right up front over a background of treacle and burnt malts. Alcohol is quite well hidden.

beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2007
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours an opaque black with a dark, luscious chocolate brown head. Really looks sumptuous in the glass. The aroma was surprisingly light to me with notes of roasted malt and chocolate. I thought the flavor was a bit light as well with roasted malt, bitter chocolate, a little bit of tobacco, and just a hint of bacon. The alcohol was well hidden. Dense and full-bodied. I was expecting more flavor, but still a very solid stout.

thepilferer (31) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Looks amazing, pouring thick black with a thin brown head. Hard to judge aroma right now for me as I’ve got a little bit of a cold, but I definitely picked up roasted malt (shocking!), chocolate, slight vanilla, barely any hint of the 9%abv. Taste was similar to aroma, except much stronger, and with a bit of cherry and other fruit leading to a slight hoppiness. Palate was nice and thick, and well carbonated.

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