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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1731   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2007
assertive and almost spicy up front. Raisin, licorice and even cinnamon. Slight alcohol burn. Not giving out that creamy flavor or texture in the aroma. The beer is velvety and smooth, but punctuated with tiny sharp bubbles of carbonation. No hop presence detected. Somewhat roasty, but far from a domnant flavor. Really a hard stout to put my finger on. Maybe a little grainy, but not chewy in palate. Just enough bitterness in the back to keep this very dry. Burnt brown sugar. Somewhat harsh and abrasive as it warms. Bitterness and grainy flavors come out. A complex, flavorful imperial stout, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (2747) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 A black beer with a beautiful, medium and brown head. Aroma is complex and pleasant, chocolate, lots of roasted malts, balanced sweetness and coffee, liquirice, also hint of milky sourness. Taste is also greatly balanced, lots of roastiness with balanced sweetness, then dryer, herbal hops, and black coffee. Taste is long and enjoyable. Full bodied, oily, slippery and smooth to drink. The great beer for easy enjoyment, balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KM (416) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2007
Bottle. All black body. Brown creamy head with some large bubbles. Sweet heavy aroma of chocolate and coffee, hints of banana. Also some metallic hints, hmm .. Strong and heavy flavour. Sweet hints at the start, then a heavy bitterness which lasts long. Syrupy palate/texture. (Tromsø, 27.09.07)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (4279) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2007
bottle from dsnowden. Thanks! Obvious BLACK pour. Thick brown head. WOw, lots of roasted malt, and chocolate in the aroma. Also some slight fruitiness. Very nice roasty flavour, lots of coffee, and chocolate. Nice bitter finish. Nothing special, nothing out of this world. Just a very well made imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing light-brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, oats and light hops. Very roasty flavour with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, a good amount of green hops and a finish that’s quite bitter. Alcohol’s well hidden. Medium to full bodied. Nothing "different" or out of the norm here, just a top quality Impy Stout -- well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (5153) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle shared with ozujsko, received in a trade with oh6gdx.
Poured an opaque black body on top of which stood a light brown head that went away quite slowly. A salty powdery/chalky nose, notes of chicory and chocolate. The taste wasn’t far off. Salty again, chicory, a bit of dark chocolate, roasted malt. This brewery’s strong black beers aren’t all that complex, but end up being very nice anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Excellent aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and mild hops. Excellent flavor of rich, round, roasted malt with mild hops and chocolate, it finishes with bitterness. The body is medium while the texture is liquorous and the carbonation is gentle. The best Norwegian imperial stout I’ve ever tasted!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2007
This one pours black like the depths of my soul. Coffee and a bit of charcoal smoke in the aroma. All of the things that make an imperial stout tasty in this one. Chocolate, coffee, earthy bitterness, molasses, and once again a bit of smoke. Creamy mouthfeel. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - SEP 22, 2007
black pour with light brown head. coffee and molasses aroma.slight smokyness. lightly bitter flavor with nice long aftertaste. body on the light side but a very easy drinking imperial stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcox90 (1961) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. Consumed at cellar temp. Poured a deep rich black. Held up to the light, still can’t see thru the glass. Had a huge angry tan head. Nose was of hints of coffee and roasted malts. This was an awesome stout. Not one to have for your first stout though. Flavor was of sweetened coffee, but w/o the bitterness that some Impys have. Also, some malt , some sweet chocolate flavor, although not so much as to be cloying. Mouthfeel was a bit on the heavy side, but it is an Imperial Stout. I loved this brew.

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