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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

754 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 754
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 43
Gots: 62 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

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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Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

muskiesman, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%

Appearance: Pours pitch black. Dark brown head of about a finger. Highly above average active carbonation for a RIS.

Smell: Roasted malt, oats, and some smoke on the front. Potent barley body mixes well with some coffee tones. Sweeter tones poke their way through and add a lot to this aroma. The oats showcase themselves toward the back end and round this brew out well.

Taste: Creamy front of oats and toffee. Some mild chocolate bitterness begins then a massively roasted, chalky malt body takes over. Stifling the palate, any other tones are hard pressed to come through. Some chocolate bitterness picks up again toward the finish but this is a big roasted malt dominated taste.

Mouthfeel: Roasted palate punishing malt dries out the drinkers mouth. Carbonation is felt on the front end then is lost on the body.

Overall: I had very high hopes for this one after the aroma but the taste is over the top roasted, coffee tones. I wish the body of the brew was more like the front and finish.

KFBR392, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of ToddHolder
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ToddHolder, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%

The beer is opaque and deep, dark brown with a thick, oily, beige collar. The aroma brings loads of malt and chocolate. Distinctly European in both aroma and flavor. Prominent dark fruits and rich chocolates. Low carbonation with a medium body, lighter than I expected given the appearance and abv. Overall, this is a solid beer. I'd have it again.

Huhzubendah, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

krome, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jgunther71, Feb 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

ohyayitstrey, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4.45/5  rDev +8%

Excellent rendition of a difficult style, which has become so popular in the U.S. With the exceptions of Founder's and Goose Island's Bourbon County line, this beats anything I have had from the U.S. in this style and would give the best British examples a run for their money. A bit expensive, at least where I live.

Wobbly, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%

On-tap. Tasting glass enjoyed @ BierCab (Barcelona). Pitch black headed by sticky & lasting crown, tan in color. Bitter cocoa, Bamberg malt, roasted barley aromas with herbal notes. Creamy upfront yields to herbal bitterness. Full body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Oily texture & velvet palate. Tannin touch & licorice candy notes in the middle. Warming alcohol, dried sensation & plum zest-like astringency linger into a long bitter finish. Cocoa hues on the aftertaste. Big beer !

GONZALOYANNA, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of beholder_pl
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%

Tried this one both from bottle (on International Stout Day 2013) and from tap recently. While both were very good, I think the bottled one was better. Had more kick and was overall more intense than the tap version. Still, it's a very, very good beer and it has a lot to offer.

Aroma was of coffee and chocolate-cherry. Some alcohol in taste, but on a low level, however it was pretty warming. Also cherry and coffee notes were present. Almost full bodied, kinda low carbonation, but it'd be a lot better if almost flat. It amplified the alcohol taste giving somewhat sharp feeling.

Enjoyed from a snifter glass (bottled) and from Nøgne Ø shaker glass (tap).

beholder_pl, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

JSBILK, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Vanz, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Schmoog, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.49/5  rDev +9%

A: Black as the night, with a dark brown head.

S: Huge caramel and toffee in the nose, some roasted malt and maybe a touch of coffee and dark fruit as well.

T/M: Coffee, toffee and caramel hit you the hardest upfront, with some nice roasted malt all the way through. Almost no hint of the 9% abv, not the absolute most impressive on that front. Pretty good overall. Quite a bit smoother as it warms up, and the roasted malt begins to overtake the other flavors a bit. Maybe some dark chocolate.

O: Definitely worth a try, but not nearly as good as Beer Geek Brunch, which is also brewed at Nøgne Ø (by Mikkeller). An excellent imperial stout.

BierJager89, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

The beer comes in a dark black color.

The aroma has this beautiful punch of dark fruit notes. Some tart raspberries, raisins. Then that huge sweet chocolate and roasted malt.

The flavor follows with that big dark chocolate in the front, then some coffee and espresso notes. The finish hits again with that dark fruit note. A bit of tartness and then some dark fruit sweetness.

A round full mouthfeel with that interesting fruity ester. A really enjoyable large stout.

dar482, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

rrski198, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.83/5  rDev -7%

One more day of beer and football before the start of the week – cheers.

A: A shining black body with just a half-inch of head, dark brown and creamy with a slight reverse cascade. Retention is nothing more than a ring around the glass’s interior.

S: I love a nose with a lot of depth, and with this one, it feels like you could fall right into it. This beer is brimming with rich, fudgy aromas, like fresh-baked brownies, along with notes of butterscotch and peanut brittle. Solid roast notes on the back end, as well, though they’re in no way dominant.

T: The gooey chocolate of the nose is subdued in what turns out to be an unexpectedly bitter palate: flinty tonic water, licorice root, and chalky roasts fill out the palate upon first sip. Chocolate is still evident in the palate, though, this time as a dark bittersweet flavor blended in with the malt bill. As it begins to wind down, herbal hops – juniper, fresh-cut grass – and acidic coffee come out. Mild, smoky aftertaste, with a unique clove and red grape character at times.

M: Soft, slightly watery body with barely any carbonation. There’s some heat there, though, which gives the feel a bit more character.

O: Though there’s a disconnect between the nose and the palate, this is a delectably complex beer. It’s not what I anticipated at all, but that might be because I’m accustomed to the thick, liquid-chocolate stouts of the U.S.; at any rate, this is definitely one to try if you have a chance.

BarryMFBurton, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

AlaskanYoung, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

lgmol, Jan 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Jmerc23, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%

500ml bottle poured into a globe.

A: Black as black gets. The brown head holds fast at a quarter inch. Lacing is small and spotty.

S: Chocolate fudge sauce. Coffee roast. Espresso. Bitter dark chocolate. Char and woody roasted malts. Hints of raspberry and currant fruitiness. Touch of smoke. Green hop scents.

T: Char, smoke, and wood at the outset. Deep coffee roast and espresso flavors set in shortly after. Acidic. Tide of bitter dark chocolate. Heavy roast. A sweet vanilla bean character is apparent up front, but fades away. Currant and berry fruits. Spicy and oily hops clamp down toward the back, but they fight a losing battle against the heavy roasted malt character. Long lingering finish of bitter dark chocolate and espresso with a kiss of smoke.

M: Thick body. Mouth coating and weighty, but not oppressively so. It glides over the tongue in a slick but smooth sort of way. Low, lightly prickling carbonation.

O: A very impressive Imperial stout. Very well put together, it really does not have a weak point. Worth seeking out.

ryan1788a5, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

WillCarrera, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jaydoc, Dec 22, 2013
Imperial Stout from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
92 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.