Imperial Stout
Nøgne Ø

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Nøgne Ø
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #278
Ranked #4,972
4.13 | pDev: 9.44%
Apr 28, 2022
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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4.37 by StanleysCup from Maryland on Apr 28, 2022
4.35 by steverx8 from England on Jan 14, 2022
4.1 by desint from Belgium on Dec 10, 2021
4.53 by igl from Russian Federation on Jul 26, 2021
4.17 by arzt from Russian Federation on Jul 17, 2021
3.5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Apr 10, 2021
4.25 by unclekeith from Alaska on Nov 29, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

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
3.91 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Mar 19, 2020
3.42 by stephenlee93 from England on Mar 11, 2020
4.19 by crobinso from Colorado on Nov 02, 2019
4.25 by McBraniel from Virginia on Sep 29, 2019
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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by vinicole from England

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
4.51 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Jun 05, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 25, 2018
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 03, 2018
4.64 by MeIquiades from Illinois on Sep 12, 2018
4.08 by Epiktetos from Czech Republic on Sep 03, 2018
3.37 by Baviera from Belarus on Aug 03, 2018
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4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by mwilbur from Minnesota

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
4.33 by twax from Florida on Apr 01, 2018
4.03 by pegelstrand from Norway on Mar 02, 2018
4.72 by corywalston from North Dakota on Dec 21, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Vader444 from Scotland

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
4.38 by stephenlee from England on Sep 03, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Cwrw from Canada (AB)

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
4 by t2grogan from Arizona on Mar 12, 2017
4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Mar 08, 2017
3.5 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts on Mar 08, 2017
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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by VRH from Georgia

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
4 by KeyWestGator from Florida on Feb 12, 2017
4.99 by Alan_Z from Australia on Jan 26, 2017
4.54 by stanale from Illinois on Jan 16, 2017
4 by sweemzander from Illinois on Dec 21, 2016
4.1 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands on Dec 10, 2016
3.93 by khmel from Ukraine on Oct 24, 2016
4.05 by T_Hass from Georgia on Oct 18, 2016
4.67 by andpit from Italy on Oct 01, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Poured into pint.
Opaque with 2-finger tan head, good retention.Heavy load of sediment.
Smell - strict and solid, nutty, roasted, licorice, rye bread, dark chocoate.
Taste - utterly complex and rich, vinous, roasted, coffee, chocolate, char, some oat roundness.
Medium body, soft carbonation.

Sep 23, 2016
4.18 by PugsandBeer from Florida on Sep 16, 2016
Imperial Stout from Nøgne Ø
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