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

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886 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
Ratings:
886
Reviews:
520
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.47%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
89
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 886 |  Reviews: 520
Photo of Nurglitch
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coaxial_1985
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
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 -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed on 12.16.14.
L - dark with almost no head

S - nutty mostly

T - nutty herbal, cocoa a bit of sweetness and rum cake

F - Sweet then dry which might come from the oat

O - A good ris but I prefered the first cold sip than the ones following. It's not a complex brew and I'd like to see some more background

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Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uturn
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SirDirtJoe
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k3ve
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black pour, red to the edge. 1/3" tan head. Aroma was a licorice, chocolate malt, bitterness.

Taste actually didn't come across much like the aroma. Wasn't overly bitter, hid the alcohol pretty well. Some dark fruit notes, some chocolate malt. Expensive stuff, good, but would not repeat given the price.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arnar_Hallsson
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyS
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Petroleum. With a rather faint head, kind of clear for this style. The aroma is magnificent: coffee, roasted malts, brown sugars, peanuts, molasses. Marzipan and honey. The taste is dominated by coffee and roasted malts. Cocoa powder. Very prolonged in the finish. Simple but effective. Tasting the beer opens sensitivity to metallic notes. Not much. Not a very thick mouthfeel. Very very good beer.

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Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a tulip. Brownish black with a pencil thin layer of tan head that dissipates quickly but never completely. Nose was fairly mute with notes of roast and chocolate. Taste matches the nose, nothing overly interesting. Mouthfeel was nice, maybe a bit high on carbonation. Overall a good beer, but kinda meh.

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Photo of teromous
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I don't see a bottle or import date on the bottle. I am drinking this imported to the U.S.

Appearance: Black body with a short khaki film over the top. It's enough of a cap to cover the beer for about a minute. This fades to a familiar Imperial Stout ring. It leaves some spotted lacing. No head retention.

Aroma: It has a massive caramel aroma married with a bit of what smells familiar to coffee. There is chocolate in there as well, a bit reminiscent of brownie batter. It has a very sweet smelling and lovely aroma.

Taste: At first there is this sweet caramel flavor that is immediately washed away with the carbon flavor of charcoal. I want to head off any predisposition by saying that the carbon flavor is very mellow and does nothing more than to add the perfect bitterness to counteract the sweet caramel flavor. Perfectly balanced scales. The end is a light figgy flavor.

Mouthfeel: It has a dry finish and a medium body with a bit of bitterness from roasted grain. It could use a little bit more texture but otherwise it is good.

Overall: I enjoyed drinking the beer and overall I would recommend it. There isn't much more to say about it.

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Photo of Catalin90
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Imperial Stout from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
4.12 out of 5 based on 886 ratings.
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