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


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RATINGS: 1730   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phiconners (150) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Aroma is fairly subdued. Very nice flavor, thick, some creaminess comes through. Tastes like a very strong porter. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (371) - 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 (164) - 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 (766) - 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 (3743) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (204) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - OCT 17, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color totalmente negro, no pasa la luz a través de ella; corona de espuma color marrón de baja retención, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: mucho tostado, chocolate amargo, cocoa, café como espresso, umami, vainilla, frutos oscuros como dátiles, ligeramente ahumado, cuero, el alcohol se alcanza a percibir. SABOR: intensa, de inicio predomina el tostado con un amargor medio, ligeramente dulce y algo del alcohol, seguido de las notas a chocolate amargo y cocoa, fudgie como si fuera un brownie, granos de espresso, umami, vainilla, melaza, frutos oscuros como dátiles, y el alcohol como una patada a la cara aunque sólo tiene 9% ABV. En el retrogusto queda un amargor medio alto, con persistencia de los sabores chocolatosos, tostados y dulces. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio con sensación sedosa en boca, baja carbonatación. El alcohol se percibe en boca cada trago y queda una sensación cálida en garganta al pasar el líquido. RESUMEN: excelente cerveza de acuerdo al estilo, intensa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
FraekkeFyr87 (401) - - OCT 9, 2016
The aroma is full of chocolate, coffee, leather, dried fruits, rope, tar and smoke. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of chocolate, coffee, smoke, tar, rope, dried fruits and caramel. A nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (550) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Piwo zabutelkowane 20.01.16 r. Otwarta 9 m-cy od zabutelkowania. Barwa czarna nieprzejrzysta. Piana niska, beżowa. Utrzymuje się w postaci bardzo cienkiej warstwy do samego końca. Aromat palony, ciemne owoce, gorzka czekolada i kawa. W smaku palone słody, trochę ciemnych owoców, intensywne nuty gorzkiej czekolady i mocnej kawy. Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, punktowe. Goryczka średnia, delikatnie, przyjemnie zalegająca. Konsystencja kremowa, pełna. Alkohol b.dobrze ukryty. Pomimo niewysokiego ekstraktu ( 22oP) konsystencja i intensywność posmaków robi wrażenie. Bardzo dobre piwo, chodź bardziej przypomina mi porter-a jak imperialnego stouta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArtificialCyst (674) - Szczecin, POLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle at Szczeciński Festiwal Piwa. Aroma: Roasty, milk chocolate, some alcohol. Appearance: Black colour, low head. Taste: Classical RIS, roasty and chocolate notes, light fruit, quite bitter. Palate: Sweet finish, high body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PiwnyMarek (914) - Lomza, POLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Bardzo dobry imperial. Świetny aromat i niezapomniany smak. To piwo, przy którym miło jest spędzić czas. Na pewno sięgnę po nie jeszcze raz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (845) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Originally rated on 12/09/08. O pours a coal black body with a thick, creamy dark tan cap, with plenty of carbonation. Aroma is mostly milk chocolate with hints of coffee. Flavor starts out with a rather smoky almost alcohol/medicinal quality that quickly fades way to a slightly bitter chocolate middle and coffee finish. The medicinal taste brings down my score for taste and overall ratings but this is still a pretty decent imp. stout.

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