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

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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:
#1,807
Reviews:
521
Ratings:
888
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
89
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 888 |  Reviews: 521
Photo of Stocean1
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad I grabbed this at the LCBO, a near perfect RIS. Poured a big two finger frothy coco head with huge retention and very creamy, lots of patchy lacing coating mye pint glass. It is a deep brown with red highlights.

Lots of sweet smokey malt with grassy hops and coffee coming through.

The taste is sweet smokey caramel malt with vanilla, and coffee notes - with lingering leather in the finish. Some ethanol in the finish as it warmed but not overly boozy. Really complex and well balanced.

It is full bodied with some carbonation, sweet,dry, but not at all bitter for the style. The smokiness really adds a nice layer of mouthfeel to it.

An excellent brew and really one of the best RIS' i have had. I will definitely grab a few more of these while they are around and I may have to break the bank to buy some more from this brewer.

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Photo of liamt07
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the LCBO, 500ml into a snifter. Brewed August 26, 2011, best before August 26, 2016. Batch 685.

Pours almost completely black with a finger and change of brown head, with a reddish/crimson tinge to it. Very creamy and almost 'whipped' head. Dense lace and fantastic retention, looks awesome. Nose has some light coffee, milk chocolate, hints of smoke, char, and leather (the label suggested it, and I oculd actually detect this is some amounts). Taste has some bitter dark chocolate, coffee, caramelized and booze soaked dark fruits. Again, a touch of char or smoke, with a prevalent sweet (almost vanilla/almond-y character). Rich and pretty complex, with a creamy and thick feel. Good density and weight to the body. Fairly roasty and bitter finish. Good complexity and the alcohol is well hidden. Certainly dug this one, and I may stock up on this for the upcoming winter months.

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Photo of maxk
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of LordVodka
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of korguy123
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 8/28/2011.
500ml into CBS snifter.

A- Thick oily black pour with a booming four finger chocolate milk colored head. Head drops to a quarter inch and remains, leaving sheets of lacing around the glass.

S- Roasted coffee, bakers chocolate. There is a light citrus hop presence that compliments the roast qualities. There is stone fruit and slight tobacco. Subtle licorice and molasses.

T- Roasted malts, leather and tobacco. Bakers chocolate and fresh roasted coffee. There is again a nice hop presence.

M- Full bodied, slightly creamy. Slightly prickly carbonation. Sticky on the lips.

O- Excellent stout, overall excellent experience

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Photo of jsnoek
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Tpsauer
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of bobv
5/5  rDev +21.1%

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

Another one of those enticing mystery bottles I’ve seen but never had the opportunity to try. Until now.

Imperial stout-like appearance, the color of thick, thick oil with no lacing and a good bit of aromas of roasty dark chocolate and coffee. It’s an excellent beer, tasting of dark chocolate and espresso and a bit of booze to give it a smooth kick as it warms. What strikes me and makes this a unique beer is the licorice I pick up. Black licorice, without the anise or fennel overtures. This is one brew I’d love to revisit.

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Photo of london1o1
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of visionthing
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of SkipWeathers
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A special find of the shelf in NC! Perefect blend of bitterness, roast, and sweetness. Dark inky black in color with mud-brown head. Taste in well-balanced, velvety. Nice coffee and chocolate flavors in abundance. Just melts in your mouth. I want more and would like to try other varieties from this brewer...but I moved away from NC!

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Photo of twowheelssoar
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of aidanskinner
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle poured into a nonic.

A - Dark, deep brown beer with a thin brown head that thickens up and clears a bit after resting for a couple of minutes.

S - Roast, slightly smoked malts, bit of chocolate

T - Slightly sweet edge nicely cuts through the bitter chocolate

M - Drinks nicely, relatively high carbonation for the style keeps it smooth without feeling like coke.

O - Awesome beer, love it. Going to have to get a couple to lay down for a while as it tastes like it'd age well.

(And with that sentence I am officially going to have to shoot myself)

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Photo of grittybrews
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured black with a finger of creamy dark khaki head. Roasty aroma of coffee and dark cocoa with a hint of caramel.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy but relatively light mouthfeel. Lots of sweet cocoa up front followed by smooth espresso, vanilla, molasses, and a gentle roasty coffee bitterness on the finish.

Really nice balance of sweet/roasty with just a hint of alcohol warmth. Very pleasant!

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Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Amalak
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Imperial Stout from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 888 ratings
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