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Nøgne Ø God Jul Islay Edition

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: American Strong Ale
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Batch # 428. Please be aware that this is not a subtle beer. If you are unable to appreciate the flavor of Islay Scotch whiskey, then this beer is certainly not for you. Three months of aging in fresh Islay whiskey barrels did this. Certainly great for whiskey lovers, but not necessarily for those is search of subtle and balanced flavors. The timid should look elsewhere! We love it though!

Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, hops and yeast. 19°P, 30 IBU.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dusty and spices. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, whiskey, peat, medium sweet, little bitter, dusty and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6304) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of malts, peat, light smoke, whisky, wood. Flavor is malt, peat, islay whisky, light smoke, sweet dark fruits, little dark chocolate. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 210513

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11728) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Clear very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and heavy peat. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter. 210513

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ Gallafest tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, peat, tar, wood, chocolate and notes of cóffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10771) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull peated flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Chocolate notes. Creamy palate. Wonderfull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2013
Bottle at a tasting in Stockholm, April 2013. (thanks Marc) Dark brown with a medium head. A lot of whisky and smoke both in the aroma and taste. Also oak, ash, malt, peat and some dark chocolate. An ok one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
@Norman: stor torvig whiskeydoft. Smaken faller lite bort i alt fat och det gör den en aning tunn. Men god ändå. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1291) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle shared with (and great courtasy of) the Bergen Tasting Crew. The colour is hazy brown and has a small beige head. Whisky notes in the aroma along with oak, smoked meat, leather and BBQ-sauce. The BBQ continues in the mouth with roasted malt, leather, ash, dark wood and a pleasant tar-like aftertaste. Has a incredible silky mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. The beer has a very nice aroma, and is perfect in front of a fireplace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (1416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Ruby brown with a small pale head. Aroma is smoke, leather, peat, sandalwood. Full bodied, peaty on the palate. Taste is smoke, leather, oak, caramel, peat. A little too smoky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
500 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. I remember this one being pricy but don’t remember the exact sticker. The vintage is not marked but it is from the last year they made it (2010?). Pours a dark brown, opaque in the center and clearer around the sides, with a tan ring for a head. The aroma is a bit light, with notes of smoke, wood, peat, earth, and dark chocolate. The flavor is a more pronounced version of the same. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, smoky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Nice Scotch barrel treatment.

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