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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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To enhance the flavor of our Sunturnbrew, we aged it in bourbon barrels for a year. We think it was a good year!


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2012
Keg, as part of North Bar (Leeds)’s 15th birthday. Pours a murky, coppery brown. Aroma is utterly stunning - smells like an opulent smoking room. Leather with a tobacco note from the smoke, and bourbon. German/polish sausage, caramel, figs, dark fruits as well. Taste is caramel/toffee, with dark fruits, figs. Plenty of bourbon and oaky vanilla. Oh, and a lot of smoke, too, defenite sausage-y taste. As rich as a barleywine, with the same alcohol kick, too. Long, lingering finish that’s impressively balanced, given how f*cking batshit crazy this stuff is. Ridiculously good, with one of the best aromas I’ve ever had in a beer. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle shared @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Dark brown in color, hazy, with a small tan head. Intense aromas of oak barrels, some peated malts, coffee, licorice and faint vanlilla. Somewhat salty flavors, a good round flavor from the peated malt. Some dark dried fruits, brown sugar and some roasted malts. A nice sipper ale, which you will spend a long time to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (1949) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle,Thanx to MR.Rask: Hazy dark red colour, with a almost flat head. Aroma is dominated of woody,vanilla, a bit sournes, smokey. Flavor had a mix of woody,smokey,vanilla,sweet maltynes. Big body, and a long smokey finish. Nice and Complex this one

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (1196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Another jewel from trade with Palme. Pours dark brown color, beaige head. Aroma is great - peated, whiskey, wine, smoked, vanilla. Taste is also smoked, plums, dark chocolate, hints of sourness, grapes. Alcohol was very well hidden. This is a very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5010) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2012
250 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 11%, 50 IBU. Very dark brown cloudy colour, nearly black. Moderate beige head. Intense and complex aroma, bourbon, oak and vanilla, but also smoke, bonfires, salt water, old rope, tar, coffee and liquorice. The flavour is salty and distinctly smokey, with notes of liquorice and roasted malts. Medium sweet, the bourbon and vanilla notes from the barrel blend in nicely.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1186) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle shared with (and courtasy of) ClubGonzo, thanks a million, mate! Has a deep, dark brown colour with just a little white head. The smell is formidable with a distinct bourbon aroma of sweet and fruity malt. I also sence cognac, prunes, sweet biscuits and barbeque sauce. The taste is amazingly round and of smokey bourbon, not as powerful as pure bourbon, but smooth. More dried fruits and prunes in the flavor with hints of alcohol. Barbeque sauce is also present in the mouth, but also exciting notes of anise and licorice. The beer is perceived as both soft, silky and oily in the mouth. What a great beer with delicious flavours that are both round and pleasant. A totally joyful brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2012
Strong aroma of oak and alcohol. Smoke, hops and bitter herbs, the bourbon adding a sweetness that is an extra dimension. But is it really needed? I feel the Suntrunbrew is complex enough, and this did not improve what was already a next-to-perfect beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maneliquor (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Wowee this smells good. Pours a very dirty, gluggy, murky brown colour with a small off white head which pretty much disappears as soon as it was formed. Nose shows very sweet peat, bourbon jumps out at you. Loads of vanilla with hints of chocolate. Taste personifies the bourbon ageing. Huge bourbon and vanilla characteristics with light milk chocolate. Peat is in the background without overpowering anything. Finishes like a mild cigar leaving that smokey aftershock on your palate. Superb depth. Creamy mouth feel with only a touch of heat. Damn sensational beer

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopRedHead (344) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a thick dark brown with a short 1cm head that quickly dissipates. Nose is very bourbon-esque oak and smoky-sweet peat. Taste is immediate bourbon, then caramel malt and sweet peat. Hints of raisins and vanilla. Bourbon is very upfront in sweetness but not hot. Nice wet bitterness to finish it off. Really adventurous beer, I dig!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsEngen (357) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2013
25 cl bottle from vinmonopolet. Pours black with a medium, small bubbled light brown head. Leaves some lacing.Nice smokey aroma with oak notes. Flavor of smoke, oak, dark fruits. Soft carbonation, full body, not as complex as the original Sunturnbrew, but this is very drinkable and alcohol is very well hidden.


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