Imperial Stout tasting notes
Nøgne Ø's trademark Imperial Stout. Pours dark black with a thin, but very brown head and sticky lacing. Aroma of espresso, dark roasted malts and dark chocolate. Notes of dark fruits, yeast, walnuts, bread and raisins. Taste is different than the nose, with a nice earthy flavour, some sugar sweetness and hints of smoke and chocolate. Finish is dry and bittersweet with hints of raisin and roasted malts. A solid and ballanced Imperial Stout with classic flavours.
Imperial Stout is a dark beer, ranging from dark brown to pitch black, and a well-formed head. Aroma and flavour tend to be rich and complex, with presence of roasty malts or dried fruits and touches of coffee, caramel or chocolate. Hop flavour can be from medium to high. Imperial stout is a good choice for barrel-aging, making the aromas and flavours more balanced and smooth.