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

Imperial StoutImperial Stout
BA SCORE
88.9%
Liked This Beer
4.13 with 888 Ratings
Imperial StoutImperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Norway
nogne-o.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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.

Added by Sigmund on 02-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,748
Reviews:
521
Ratings:
888
Liked:
789
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
9.44%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
89
Trade:
3
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Photo of Vader444
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.

Cheers!

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Photo of stephenlee
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cwrw
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | 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.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VRH
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!

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Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alan_Z
4.99/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stanale
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khmel
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andpit
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dentist666
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.
Outstanding..

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed in the "1001" I Had this twice... but probably not a third. To me, the use of hops plays too much to the American market.

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Photo of deac83
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nurglitch
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coaxial_1985
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll start off my saying that I have a weak nose and very understated taste buds. Years of smoking and salty foods is what I blame it on.

L: Pitch black. Couldn't get darker. Hold it up to a light and it almost becomes more black. Tanned head of a decent size when first poured but it dissipates quickly.

S: Quite strong. Almost soapy, yet pleasant. Notes of tar and mild smoke.

T: Damn fine. Powerful, slightly bitter and soapy.

F: Oh so smooth. Light carbonation. Feels as velvety as its darkness suggests.

O: It's good. It's not quite a 5* for me - I could do with the head staying for longer and a more complex smell and taste to it. It's pricey but I bought it as a treat beer and it's certainly made me feel happy. Give it a go - maybe on the first night of a long weekend or a holiday.

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Photo of Magery
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 88.9% out of 100 with 888 ratings
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