Beer review: Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

Today I’m reviewing Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale. This beer was first brewed in the spring of 2006 at Nørrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a collaboration between Nøgne Ø and Nørrebro. Lets see how “today’s” version is.

Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown AleLooks

Lovely dark brown color with a big beige head.


I’m getting milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, subtle nutty hints, toffee and some hops.

Powerful but very balanced aroma.


The flavor is much like the aroma, with less chocolate and more hoppy hints. Very well balanced.

The mouth feel of the beer is very smooth and the carbonation is soft.


Quite bitter finish with hints of pine and grass. There are also hints of coffee and chocolate up front.


This is one of my favourite “regular” beers from Nøgne Ø, regular meaning “year round production”. I don’t really have anything to complain about it, so lets go high. Score: 4.8/5.

This beer is available at Vinmonopolet in Norway, and is sadly sold out at Systembolaget at the time of this writing. Check back later as it might return.

This particular bottle was batch #669.

Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

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