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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1736   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 (2508) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeorgePratt (41) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Aromas of chocolate, oak, coffee. Pours a jet black with small purple head. Taste of dark chocolate with strong alcohol taste. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilkniamhel (699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2017
From bottle. Pours thick, pitch black with a coffee-like fawn head. Nose of blackcurrant, black cherry, fresh coffee grind, dark chocolate, burnt toffee, biscuits, roasted malts. Taste is biscuits and red fruit to start, toffee sweetness and dark chocolate in the middle, toast and marmite on the finish. Complex and lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smithld1 (217) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Half in the rake. The very dregs of the keg. Not great on the nose but the taste is very smooth and well balanced. Chocolate raisins, that sort of thing. M and ms. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (485) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
From bottle, brewed two years ago. Full bodied beer. Black as the night and full of chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. Malty sweetness, roasted bitterness. Quite gentle and subtle and highly complex. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (951) - Elche, Alicante, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2016
Pours a pitch black color with medium brown head. Aroma has coffee, roasted malts, slightly chocolate, molasses and dark fruits. Taste follows the nose, lots of coffee forward, molasses, toffee, chocolate, berries and dark fruits. Smooth mouthfeel, clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GhostS (123) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 5, 2016
intense aroma - well roasted malt with alcoholic notes (very pleasant), sweetened chocolate with milk, plums and few figs, some flowers and slightly soured in the background (with some tar/pitch and old wooden cask notes). medium to strong aroma - moderate bitter (very pleasant), with a lot of roasted malt, some burnt notes (wood, ash, semi-dry leafs), a bit smoked black fruits, some honey and nuts jam, brown dry bread’s crust and alcohol in the final. very good and balanced!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (383) - AUSTRIA - NOV 24, 2016
50cl bottle. Dark dark brown with big-ass head. Dark chocolatey aroma, hint of nuts and cherry/currant fruit. Flavor is on the sweet side (toffee), roastiness is not as crazy as with some stouts. Very mild carbonation and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tjomleif (192) - NORWAY - NOV 12, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long and roasted. A very nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (787) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle with expiry date 13.01.20. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, some coffee, some hops. Medium bitterness. Smooth, medium carbonation - a bit too high for a RIS. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3936) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is dark roasted malts, cocoa, lots of dark chocolate, coffee, espresso, with a subtle touch of hops. Flavour is above moderate sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is full and a bit creamy, quite smooth. Classic Imperial Stout, not very heavy but smooth and drinkable with lots of potent dark Stouty flavours.

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