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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: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vighals (2235) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
Svart med lavt lys brunt skum. Lukter cherry, mørke frukter, trevirke, noe papp og blomster. Dyp søtlighet, fruktig med middels bitterhet. Også cherry feeling i smak. Middels lengde.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Dark brown in colour, the aroma hit you like a steam train right after opening the bottle, smokiness, tar, peat, whisky, ashtray. If you like your beer that includes the following then this is something for you, peak, tar, salt, smoke, wood, ash, liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
Pours black with a smoky aroma and a decent tan head. There is a very smoky treacle flavor, slightly sweet with a whiskey finish. Too whiskyboozy for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13462) - 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 (8401) - 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 (14810) - 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 (15393) - 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 (12044) - 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 (6285) - 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 (3020) - 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

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