LarsEngen (322) - Sandvika, - JUL 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,5 Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika @ home. Batch 749B Brewed 12.01.12.
Pours hazy dark brown with a one finger brown head. Nice smokey caramel aroma with some alcohol notes. Light sweetness and medium bitterness in this well brewed Barley Wine. Low carbonation and a long bitter smoked aftertaste. Alcohol (11%) is very well hidden. One of my favorite Nøgne Ø brews.
allmyvinyl (985) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle shared at home. Pours dark brown with A LOT of floaters! Nice white head saves it from getting a 2 for appearance. Big smokey aromas, boozy notes, as you might expect from something this strong, then caramelized orange and burnt raisins. Nutty too. Big beer. Full-bodied, creamy texture, good chewy finish that you need to think about for a bit before opening something else, or passing out.
Niko100 (1663) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoked bacon, some caramel/maple, & campfire; Flavor of smoky malt, caramel, hops, chocolate, fruit, and some coffee; Warm finish; Very interesting and good.
Atheist_Peace (850) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dank, opaque, brown/orange pour with minimal head that leaves a thin ring of lace.
Antiseptic smoke is the first thought that comes to mind of the nose. You can feel complexity under that weird medicinal campfire smell but it can’t quite break free. There’s something decidedly peaty about it too...scotchy. Maybe that’s where the hospital note is coming from.
That complexity breaks free all over the palate. The smoke is mixed with some spice and cooked fruit, integrated beautifully. There’s a nice full mouth feel with dangerously well hidden alcohol.
ThirstyBird (761) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy mahogany with a tan head. The smell is big sweet fruit, charcoal, peat, campfire. The taste is vinous, tart, charcoal, peat, dry and fruity aftertaste. Medium body and mild carbonation.
freretoc (166) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bu en bouteille de 50cl, couleur noire et très peu de mousse. une odeur de feutre forte et un côté cuir. En bouche la tourbe prend la bouche et reste très trop ? en longueur...
Renobob (70) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur noir foncé, nez de feutre et de fumée. Beaucoup de corps et tourbe très présente en bouche.
StilleStorm (217) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DAA; Batch 903-B 2012. Pours dark, cloudy amber with large , medium lasting, lacing tan head. Nose is filled with smokey, malty campfire with roasted dark and tropic fruits. Flavour is much the same, adding coffee with roasted caramell and spices. Sticky texture with lasting campfire breath and warmth.
banii (219) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch #400 (2008). A treat! Oily and hardcore. Smoky licorice and chocolate. Smoke, ash and some bogg. Loved the 2008 vintage - newer wintages pale in comparison. Score based on #400
fraz (35) - Castiglioncello - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Packaging and Serving - Poured from a 50 cl bottle into a TeKu glass @ home
Aroma - Intensity: high. Persistence: long. Smells: smoked, alcohol, caramel, chocolate, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, dried plums.
Appearance - Color: deep ruby brown. Clarity: hazy. Head color: brown. Head type: froathy. Foam persistence: medium.
Taste - Intensity: high. Persistence: very long. Flavors: the beginning is wonderful covering and sweet due to the alcohol. Than is slightly tart due to rye and roasted malts. There is a hint of chocolate than is bitter and quite dry. The residual is resinous and balsamic. Aftertaste is balsamic with notes of licorice. Alcohol flavor (and sweetness) is well present at every moment.
Mouthfeel - Carbonation: medium to low, fine bubbles. Body: structured. Astringency: no. Warming: high.
Overall impressions - Balance: fair. Aroma-flavor harmony: harmonic. It’s a very complex beer, with lots of smells and flavors. Into the mouth is very strong and the alcohol presence is important. Not easy to drink unless you live around the Polar Circle. Nonetheless, is a very interesting beer, well done and well structured.
Food - Desert or meditation beer.
CapFlu (4237) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Purchased a while back at Hillside Liquors. Crazy alcoholic whiskey palate. Pours a thin white foamy head atop a deep brown body. Nose of nutty toasted malt - but here is the highlight, the boozy base. Totally unexpected flavour compared to the aroma. Very satisfying and warming. A nice brew!
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