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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Norwegian: En kompleks barley wine med moderat røkprofil. Brygget på årets mørkeste dag.

English: This smoked Barley Wine is brewed with 30% smoked malt and 20% rye.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
Draught pint@Nøgne Ø Tap Takeover, Red Hot, München 03/2015. Not medicinal Laphroig or Lagavulin, but gentle Scottish torf and peat on well-rounded deep dark malts set the stage for a confident, machoish composition of worn-in shoe leather, earthy musk, well-cured beef, beef jerky, tobacco leaf versus submerged Sachertorte. Despite all that: very smooooooth stuff. Få le fære!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
belgis (290) - - MAR 9, 2015
Fireplace in your nose. Smells like boat in the summer. Very very dense. Speechless . taste so deep. One sip last soon long. Can’t feel alcohol! Soo good!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10454) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
from la Mise en Bière - pours a very dark brown beer with a little beige foam left; fairly smokey aroma, malty and with notes of leather, cloves and tobacco; full-bodied and with a solid sweetness overwhelmed by a strong bitterness, fairly umami; quite dry and long smokey finish with more notes of tobacco and unfortunately also eugenol (dentists cabinet flavors) - hard to know what to make of this one

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is smoky, caramel, fruity, taste is similar, dry.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Florya (857) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Deep brown color, tan head Aroma: malt, smoke, meat. . Palate: medium to full body, long finish

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Color dark brown with small white head. Aroma leather. roasted, malt, spiced. Taste bitter, roasted, roasted, smoked.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (352) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
Beer smoky. Creosote and coal burnt aroma, smoky flavor. This porter brewed over a campfire. Specifically, but liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
Pours a dark, murky mahogany color, with a small, soon fading head. Smells of smoked, slightly salted toffeeish malts, among bakers chocolate, molasses, honey and a hint of floral hops. Starts earthy, almost dusty, then turns sweeter, due to the toffeeish, slightly toasted malts which embrace a cane sugary smokiness. The smoke is unexpected sweet and finds its balance in a salty whiff, as well as heavy, wooden notes. The predominant sweetness gets countered by an earthy, slick bitterness, which finishes with smoky ham, and warm, slightly spiced old wood.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Franckg (463) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Les arômes sont concentrés sur le sucre, le fumé et un quelque chose qui fait ressortir des souvenirs d’une visite chez le dentiste ou le médecin. En bouche, tout commence bien. Un bon goût de barleywine bien sucré envahit le palais. Une touche subtile de fumée arrive par par la suite et donne un côté interessant à la bière. Par la suite, le cauchemar. Les arômes de pharmacie reviennent et font alors penser à un diachylon de tissu beige. Ca ne goûte alors que la stérilisation et l’envie de vomir s’en suit. La dégustation prend fin lors du versement du restant de la bière dans le drain.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdg (122) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Dark brown color, hazy; lasting tan head - aroma: very malty, notes of honey and chocolate, very strong aroma of smoked bacon or cheese, bread - taste is medium sweet at first, then medium bitter - full body, thick and oily texture, soft to average carbonation - long bitter finish with notes of smoked cheese and wood.


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