Imperial Stout - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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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 !
02-02-2014 01:45:30 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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).
01-31-2014 21:11:21 | More by beholder_pl
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.
01-18-2014 18:17:19 | More by BierJager89
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.
01-16-2014 04:08:42 | More by dar482
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.
01-12-2014 20:56:21 | More by BarryMFBurton
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.
12-26-2013 05:04:41 | More by ryan1788a5
Imperial Stout from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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