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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1749   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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aenima's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aenima (335) - Askim, - SEP 13, 2013
This is a great beer! Complex flavour and aroma. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee, roast and a little smoke. A little to low carbonation.

lmojoh (1005) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2017
Aroma røsted malt, kaffe, sjokolade, vanilje. Utseende sort med brunt skum. Smak røsted malt, kaffe vanilje, sjokolade, noe lakris. Balansert smaksrik, lang ettersmak med lakris mot slutten, noe bitterhet. Godt øl Flaske smakt hjemme september 2012, 50cl 9%

Bill Becker (1809) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2017
From Jun 2008 I got this bottle in a trade with russpowell. Thanks Russ! My first beer from this brewery: A very nice pour. A really thick looking pitch black brew with a 1 finger head of tan foam. Some good sticky lacing here and the head retention is better than average for the style. Taking a few whiffs, the smell is on the light side but I get some notes of coffee, dark fruit, and a bit of caramel malt. Sweetish overall. First sip and man, nice complexity going on here. Rich dark chocolate flavours are the first thing I notice and then the coffee shows itself along with some plum and toffee. And wow, the mouthfeel is superbly thick and the carbonation is livelier than I thought it would be but it works really well so no complaint here. Further sips in and I notice a slight tartness coming from the hops and it does a nice job in complimenting the other flavours. And the 9%abv? I'm trying hard to find it but I can't say I can. It's *very* well hidden. The finish is really tasty with notes of bitter chocolate and a light hoppiness. This is a damn good example of the style and the next time I visit Colorado, I'm going to pick up some. It *is* that damn good, imho!

pjotrapostou (362) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2017
Wytrawne, palone, dość gorzkie w stronę popiołu. Bardzo wytrawny stout, ale całkiem przyjemny.

melush (4737) - SPAIN - NOV 4, 2017
50cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Black colour with a medium size tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, prunes, soy. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

czlowiekmotyka (517) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Well it is a kind of a dinosaur. Quite oldschool. Roasty - sweet - coffee - choco. Stylish but with no flare.

rob19a (470) - - OCT 21, 2017
10/20 tobacco and leather taste with chocolate base, not a great imp stout.

Daboch (172) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Czarne nieprzezroczyste piwo i niezłą ciemną pianą. Aromat nuty palone, kawowe, trochę czekolady. Smak lekko palony, stonowany, kawa, czekolada trochę chleba. Bardzo dobry, klasyczny w smaku stout

joe19612 (3075) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours a deep black colour with a firm beige head, the aroma is all roasted malt with a hints of chocolate, the taste is medium bitterness and smooth with a bitter finish.

coil (153) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2017
500ml bottle from The Grumpy Goat, Reading. Black colour with beige head. Big roasted malts, big espresso, bitter dark roasted coffee, smoky dark chocolate, figs, mocha. Just a really solid, well made impy with no adjunct gimmicks, great.

nudiebear (359) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle at home. Dark brown, no head. Cognac, berries, limonade. Sweet, roast. Traditional and very enjoyable

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