LarsEngen (367) - 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.
ngeaney (93) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the nose there was some caramel, roasted nuts, roasted malt, some smoke, dark bread, cola and tones of dark fruits & berries.
There was slight liquorice there but more to the taste than the aroma, sweet malt again, brown sugar like in sweetness, cola, some smoke and a nutty, chocolate, coffee finish. Medium bodied, with the smokiness in the beginning, malty backbone in the centre and the end dominated with dark fruits and slight bitterness like you get from dark chocolate. Slightly rum like with the spices.
EvgeniyKurilov (26) - - AUG 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,25 в Redrum СПб. Шикарны& черный цвет, в аромате сначала копчены& и солодов& нотки. Затем сладкий, шоколад& вкус с густым чуть молочны& телом. Послевк& чуть-чут с горчинк& и сладост& легкой алкогол& составл& Отличны& копчены& Барли Вайн.
AgentAle (1126) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, clove, toffee, smoked oak and a light earthiness. Taste is again rich malts, licorice, caramel, bourbon and sweet keg woods. Finishes with light tanin and earthiness. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
mtnw (42) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 500ml. Dark brown with small beige head. Micro lacing after 20-30 minutes. Solid gravity, pretty smoked, roasty aroma. Corresponding carbonation, masked alcohol. Perfect for cold evenings to drink from any glass you can warm with hands.
Hermod (4460) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@ taphouse. Dark brown, mahogany, thin off white head. Heavy smoke, meat, wood, tar in aroma. Flavor has licorice, tar, smoked wood. Thick, heavy and massive. The smoke is awesome here.
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Deep brown colour with a tan head. Smoke, caramel and toffee in the aroma. Soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is a bit aggressive at first with some smoked notes but balanced with some sweet fruity notes. A bitter finish. Overall, a good beer that takes a while to appreciate.
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small S&G tasting.
APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: peated, chocolate, fruity.
TASTE: peated, chocolate, fruity, oké
Maakun (1661) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Dark reddish brown with short lasting off white head. Raisins, smoked ham, red wine, light cognac, sour red berries, black berries, light raw green vegetables. Brown sugar and dark brown bread. Quite sweet with a tart touch and light bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with slight booze. Quite nice.
kermis (7224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours murky brown with a tan head. Aroma is big smokey upfront with caramel, peat, toffee, sweet malt and a touch of overripe dark fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Quite nice but too high alcohol.
deanso (6742) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin creamy off white head. Smokey aroma. Clear burgundy pour. Smokey taste. Pretty good.