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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1758   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 8, 2012
Batch 777/764A (15.02.12) thanks to my friend Bernt from Norway. Impenetrable brownish black with a chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, roasted malts and some earthiness. Oily mouthfeel, full bodied, roasty, nutty and slightly dry, bitter finish. Taste is burnt toast, soy sauce, coffee, chocolate. Pairs very well with a slightly nutty chocolate.

Jyrsa (836) - - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Very dark brow with light coffee head. A superbly balanced nose of brown malt, chocolate, burnt malt and sweet vanilla. Medium body, slick palate. Chocolate and vanilla with just a hint of burnt malt. Really an outstanding imperial stout.

Kittenbieer (197) - LYON, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2017
Partagée avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans des verres 3 loups:belle robe opaque de couleur ébène surmontée d’une jolie mousse café peu persistante avec une faible carbonatation.Le nez nous offre un bel ensemble d’arômes de fruits noirs ,café avec des notes fumées et grillées.La bouche et à l’image du nez avec un agréable velouté nous laissant sur une finaletrès douce mêlée à une fine amertume .Un excellent Impérial Stout!!18,5/20

appiantiqua (197) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2017
Dégustée avec mon petit Kittenbieer dans un verre Les 3 Loups. Température de début 9 à 10°. Superbe robe opaque de couleur ébène surmontée d’une belle mousse café peu persistante; bonne carbonatation. Nez exceptionnel offrant des arômes de grand café mêlé à des notes chocolatées et de fruits noirs : prunes, mûres. Le goût atteint des sommets de finesse : saveurs de torréfaction et discrètes touches houblonnées; l’équilibre est idéal et le velouté se combine à un caractère plus terroir. La finale est très longue et tout aussi savoureuse sur des sensations grillées. La puissance et la profondeur du Black Metal Norvégien faites bière!!!! 18,5/20

RoJo28 (58) - - JUN 8, 2017
So wholesome. My daughter could date this beer, I'd approve. How could you disapprove? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jedrol (80) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle Appearance: opaque dark, very big, beige head Aroma: dark notes, some fruitiness - a plum in chocolate, praline Taste: rather sweet, a plum in chocolate, quite high bitterness, alcohol concealed very well Very decent beer, however carbonation is a bit too high.

Milter (944) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2017
Wow. Hvilke øl. Fantastiske smagsnuancer. God fyldig øl. Smagt på Ølfestival København

brewberg (10) - Drammen, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2017
Nice taste of roast and coffee, but quite surprisingly the hops was quite prominent with both some floral, grassy and citric features. Also quite clear traces of yeast considering the clear taste of malt and hops. Black/dark brown with a medium coffee-creamy head, the head stays relatively clear throughout. Clear sweetness balanced out by a nice bitterness. The bitterness does not stay for long and somehow the sweetness manages to blend in throughout the finish. An oily and creamy ale, but unfortunately the carbonation is a bit too lively so it mismatch the creaminess. There’s a place for lively carbonation and there’s a place for creamy but put them both together and it won’t work. The ale is really nice but it isn’t quite up there with the best imps I’ve tried because of the carbonation and maybe also because it should feel a bit creamier.

Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2017
500ml bottle no date.

Pour pitch black with a generous creamy tan head.
Aroma of vanilla pod, roasted malt, burned chocolat cake crust and sweet alcohol.
Taste of roasted malt, hop bitterness, alcohol warmness and notes of coffee.
Full body and medium to high carbonation for the style. Oily and slick
Long malty, bitter and coffee finish.

likeatrainwreck (573) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Thick, creamy and rich. Well balanced. Coffee, chocolate and so on. Everything a good impy stout should be. Really well put together. Smooth as you like, and slips down alarmingly easily.

Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Wyraźny alkohol, wytrawne, zdominowane przez nieco popiołową paloność. Bardzo proste i totalnie przeciętne piwo.

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