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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1753   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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GothGargoyle's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Milter (876) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2017
Wow. Hvilke øl. Fantastiske smagsnuancer. God fyldig øl. Smagt på Ølfestival København

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor (408) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (565) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Korcz (3133) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Wyraźny alkohol, wytrawne, zdominowane przez nieco popiołową paloność. Bardzo proste i totalnie przeciętne piwo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (655) - 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 (635) - 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 (604) - 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 (114) - 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 (145) - 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.

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