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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1748   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours black with a creamy brown head with sticky long lasting lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, and caramel. Notes of leather smoke and chocolate. Flavour is sweet, mildly bitter long duration. very smooth. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (613) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2017
Mooi zwart bier (lijkt wel motorolie) met dikke mokkakleurige schuimkraag die langzaamaan inzakt tot fijn laagje. Aroma van (geroosterde) koffiebonen, hout, licht vineus. Volle gebrande (mout)smaak, donkere chocolade, tabak, rook, leer. Goed bittere afdronk die redelijk lang blijft hangen. Als deze nog iets dikker van textuur was geweest dan had ie nog hoger gescoord (enige "min"puntje). Topstout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (625) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2017
BOTTLE. (Batch#1114 BB270118). Pours a jet black with good lacing light tan head.. Big dark nose, has some worcestershire sauce & smokey quality.. Thick creamy texture of dark malt & oat. Has smokey & coffee flavour throughout, smooth and tasty.. Sourced my cellar

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaserov (516) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 14, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (compacta, cremosa y de buena retención). Carbonatación media (más sutil en boca). Textura cremosa. Aroma torrefacto muy suave, a chocolate, vainilla y algo de licor. Sabor dulce, a chocolate, vainilla y final mínimamente amargo y licoroso (en el buen sentido). Rica pero nada del otro mundo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesper86 (100) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2017
UPDATED: APR 10, 2017 Very dark intense colour with not much, buy very brown, foam. A lot of espresso and dark chocolate. Also charcoal, bread and raisins. Certainly not too sweet. Bitterness is present, but balanced. Subtle acidity (like in good espresso) too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
realadam (143) - HUNGARY - MAR 31, 2017
Creamy beer with an amazing palate sensation and a strong coffee aroma. You can also feel the alcohol a bit. The taste is a bit salty, but definitely pleasant. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (354) - BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2017
Wat me bevalt aan deze Imperial Stout is de bitterheid en de licht zure toets. In de smaak: vanille, geroosterd gerst, licht aangebrande smaak, hint koffie, hint chocolade. Mooie balans. Licht romig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (3061) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Thick black pour with a thin beige head and light sticky lacing ...... aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate malts, cocoa, earthy, dark fruity yeast and tobacco ..... taste is of roasted malts, chocolate malts, cocoa, coffee, tobacco and dark fruity yeast ..... has a nice earthy flavor to it with some sugary sweetness and a hint of smoke .... has a dry lightly bittersweet finish .... slick and oily mouthfeel with a dry abrupt finish with lingering dry cocoa and roasted malts .... abv hidden well .... solid classic imperial stout flavors

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
homeini (145) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Kawowo czekoladowe w smaku i aromacie, czarne nieprzejrzyste. Bardzo dużo ciała, gęste oleiste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (2690) - PORTUGAL - MAR 6, 2017
50cl bottle. Deep black with nice beige head. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, molasses and dried fruits. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VRH (63) - Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2017 Nose presents elderberry, rye toast, nuttiness, & loads of molasses, with hints of toasted walnuts. Flavour is remarkably different than the nose, beginning with hints of grassy celery, immediately followed by dry gingery cola, with hints of cocoa & milk chocolate, finishing with plenty of dry smokiness trailing out to hints of raisin. The palate is very dry, with somewhat moderate body. Skilfully & enjoyably crafted!

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