Imperial Stout
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Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #271
Ranked #5,058
4.13 | pDev: 9.44%
Mar 10, 2023
Feb 08, 2006
Imperial StoutImperial Stout
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by SpaceCamp from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a deep, dark brown that forms a thin mocha head, about 1cm deep. Head dissipates fairly quickly with minimal lacing, but a decent cloudy retention on top. When held to the light, the beer has an exceedingly dark brown hue and is utterly opaque.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, burnt sugar, faint coffee.

T: Coffee, roasted malts, dark fruit, brown sugar, chocolate. Leather and wood, and a little smokey towards the end. Good taste.

F: Medium-to-full body, practically no carbonation. Moderately creamy, but not excessive. Velvety towards the end.

O: This a great imperial stout, bitter and not especially complex. Very much enjoyable and drinkable; not an excessively high ABV.
Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by Slyde180 from Texas

Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by caffeinelogic from New York

Dec 20, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by tux_alin from Romania

Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 3.78 by brandoneast from Texas

Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Bass-n-beerman from Nebraska

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
an interesting stout, thanks again to my bud Austin at the big beer store in Omaha, super dark, good body, complex but smooth, rich, very good drinkability, I like it, not sweet, but not bitter either
Sep 02, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by altrio

Aug 31, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jul 12, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jul 08, 2022
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Reviewed by cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Wisconsin

4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500ml bottle, date codes: 27.05.25, 17.08.21, 2468
Look: nice looking beer, black body that doesn't let any light thru, nice medium brown head that leaves some lacing.
Smell: chocolate, dark fruit, roast, brown sugar
Taste: follows the nose, plus a hint of red wine, cherry wood, and maybe coffee. Smooth. Not really all that bitter. Has some sweet notes to it. ABV is well hidden. Not harsh in anyway
Feel: good, not thin, low carbonation

A solid beer, I like it, 4.10/5
Jun 06, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Apr 28, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by steverx8 from England

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by desint from Belgium

Dec 10, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by igl from Russian Federation

Jul 26, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by arzt from Germany

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by unclekeith from Alaska

Nov 29, 2020
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Semi thick black body with medium bubbles creating tan head rising roughly quarter of an inch off the body.

Smell: coffee aroma which comes and's strong but not one that lingers.

Taste: Heavy malty and bitter beer with another dose of coffee. It's a simple imperial stout though, not a lot of complexity which I have had compared to others.

Mouth: Sticky beer which stays with you with a medium to full carbonation and strong body.

Overall: Good brew, wouldn't hunt it but it's descent enough that you will remember it. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing. Salud!
Apr 22, 2020
Rated: 3.91 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Mar 19, 2020
Rated: 3.42 by stephenlee93 from England

Mar 11, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by crobinso from Colorado

Nov 02, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by McBraniel from Virginia

Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle. Almost black. Dark tan head. Dense with strong retention. Marked lacing.
Smells of toasted wholemeal bread, cocoa rich chocolate and raisins. Deep and complex.
Taste as per aroma. Some hops make a subtle appearance. Charred bitter finish.
Full bodied. Tingling carbonation.
Great beer that would be fantastic with a softer feel.
Aug 22, 2019
Rated: 4.51 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Jun 05, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 4.64 by MeIquiades from Illinois

Sep 12, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by Epiktetos from Czech Republic

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 3.37 by Baviera from Belarus

Aug 03, 2018
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up at the Oslo airport. Poured from ,33L bottle into shaker pint glass. Bottled on 08.05.18 (May 8th), best before 08.05.22
A: Pours an extremely dark brown...thick...with a generous 2-3 inch super dark mocha head with excellent retention.
S: Chocolate, molasses, leather, wood, and a hint of smoke. Rich and dense.
T: Dark (and a bit dry) chocolate, leather, wood, smoke, and molasses. Follows aroma very closely. Luscious.
M: Moderately heavy body. Thick, velvety smooth, and creamy feel. Mildly dry and bitter with dark sweetness. Lingers nicely on the palate. Absolutely wonderful. I rarely give 5s, but this is perfection.
D: Wow!! This one blew me away. Simply fantastic for style. Well done, Nøgne!
Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by twax from Florida

Apr 01, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by pegelstrand from Norway

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 4.72 by corywalston from North Dakota

Dec 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Vader444 from Scotland

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500ml poured into tulip glass.

A rich looking deep black stout; moderate head which is perhaps a bit lighter in colour than you'd predict. Smells of everything an imperial stout should smell of; treacle, chocolate, dark fruits and a touch of coffee. Tastes magnificent with an incredibly soft mouthfeel. Alcohol barely discernible. Dangerously chuggable; this is an excellent brew and I will be hunting for more.

Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 4.38 by stephenlee from England

Sep 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Cwrw from Canada (AB)

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured out with a huge mocha coloured head, gigantic frothy cream actually. Jet black beer. Lacing sticks around, fine small bubbles.

Smell is excellent. Huge toasty malts and raisins. Hint of chocolate, some figs and prunes and dusty coconut sugar. What I look for in a sweet imperial Stout. Lovely.

Taste delivers on the promise of the aroma. Raisins, figs, brown sugar. Slick, low carbonation and a molasses/maple syrup sweetness that sticks to the lips. No hint of alcohol for me. Just flat out sugary malt, in a good way. Hints of sweet whiskey, burnt toast, licorice, meaty roasts, and some salinity. Fantastic, right up my alley.

Great stuff. Happy to have this in my home province.
Apr 12, 2017
Rated: 4 by t2grogan from Arizona

Mar 12, 2017
Rated: 4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Mar 08, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

Mar 08, 2017
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Reviewed by VRH from Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Nose presents elderberry, rye toast, nuttiness, & loads of molasses, with hints of toasted walnuts. Flavour is remarkably different than the nose, beginning with hints of grassy celery, immediately followed by dry gingery cola, with hints of cocoa & milk chocolate, finishing with plenty of dry smokiness trailing out to hints of raisin. The palate is very dry, with somewhat moderate body. Skilfully & enjoyably crafted!
Feb 19, 2017
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