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Imperial Stout - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 42
Gots: 56 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
23°P,75 IBU.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, roasted barley, oat, black, and chocolate malt; Columbus and Crystal hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 02-08-2006)
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Complete darkness, stunning lacing

SMELL: Burnt cherries, espresso, mellow booze, brownie batter, charcoal

TASTE: Super-smooth, full-ish body; char, underlying sweetness, herbal hop, warming alcohol, faint pomegranate seed, dark bread, burnt sugar, hazelnuts, dried grass, dry finish

Some sweetness, but the overall drying in the end is very welcome, not only when it comes to being drinkable but in that we are able to pick up the nuances quickly.

Serving type: bottle

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Time for a good old Imperial Stout from those imperious bastards at Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S; which is to say the least a hearty mouthful of a name, here's hoping the brew provides a hearty mouthful too. Recommended to me by an Archive barman who has rated 1200+ beers when I asked for something like Black Buffalo (which I sorely miss).

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A: This is one black beauty of a stout with its fantastic obsidian body and a half centimetre brown head that dissipates to a nice sticky lace.

S: It certainly has a heavy aroma similar to Black Buffalo - dark chocolate, roasted coffee, barley malt with Vegemite and Bovril thrown in for good measure. There are hints of smoked Birch wood mingling around as well. This has the nose of a formidable ale!

T: Yep - this is a damn heavy Imperial Stout! The above aromas present themselves: dark chocolate, roasted coffee, barley malt, and a hint of Bovril. However it is the aforementioned smoked Birch wood that really adds a unique dimension, along with a finish that is astringent with almost no bitterness at all. There is also a noticeable (unwanted) metallic tang in there too.

M: Heavy bodied like some sort of 'beer gravy' and a tack flat carbonation. Quite smooth and oily too - a proverbial Julio Iglesias of stouts.

D: Consumed at the right temperature (12 celsius says the bottle) this is a rich, heady and flavoursome brew. The metallic note does diminish its rating, and it is not near as full on as Black Buffalo, nor was it ever going to be at 9% ABV. However colour me impressed as there is quite a lot happening with this 9% drop, and I quite enjoyed the fact that it doesn't hold back on the boldness. Nice one Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S!

Food match: The beer gravy comment I made earlier got me thinking of actually pouring this over slices of roast beef and giving the meal a side of roasted potatoes and peas... why drink a beer when you can eat it? Food for thought.

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S: Moderatly strong roasted malts aroma, coffee, dark chocolate also some burnt notes. Low hop aroma. Some black dried fruit notes - plums, pruns, but not dominant. Also some alcohol is present. Unfortunately slightly metallic sensations.

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Imperial Stout from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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