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

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Imperial StoutImperial Stout

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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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

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Photo of korguy123
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of elNopalero
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
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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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of aidanskinner
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
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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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
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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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a oil like black body w/ tan han that left some lace down the glass. A somewhat boozy aroma of thick, roasted malts w/ some oakiness and I'm getting minimal sweet malts and very little hop bitterness. Actually poured smooth and creamy w/ touches of oak and chocolate before a large, chewy chunk of bready, roasted malts hit my toungue for the dryness I was expecting. Finishes dry and crisp, more perhaps due to the large amount of roasted (bordering coffee) malts and ABV than the somewhat muted floral hop bitterness. Nice balance, a good sipping stout I enjoyed after dinner and I like the minor sweetness as well.

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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is a 2009 brew, aged at 65 degrees w/o light for two years.

A - WOW. Great head retention! Head builds big Khaki colored foam. Great lacing with nice worm holes. Medium viscosity.

S - Very sweet chocolate. A little funk too.

T - WHOA! Very deep (exact) 72% cocoa... Great flavor. Unique. A mild sweet tartness too.

M - Great. Dry. Warm, no bitterness, no heat, great.

O - a little missing here and there, but over all a good brew. Glad I tried this one and let it sit for so long... I'll buy another and do the same to it too :) Happy Friday

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