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

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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoked bacon, fruit, roasted malt, banana. Taste is pretty smoky too, with tar, ashes, licorice, raisin, herbs, quite massive and complex.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (59) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
BOTTLE. Shared. Poured a muddy brown with the aroma of burnt tires, got the taste of smoked bacon & bbq sauce, was like a meal buy the end of it! Sourced from Cellarbrations @ Capel

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle from BarleyWine, CPH - fuzzy brown pour with a big beige head. Aroma is smokey malty, aroma and taste of bready toasty malty, dark dried fruit, caramel, treacle, wooden notes. Abit more smoke than was expecting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014
Dark murky brown poor with a thin head. Nice lasting aroma of smoke, smokey peat. Taste is smooth, slightly thick and syrupy. Quiet sweet. Very good over all. Really enjoying this wee sweet smokey syrupy beverage.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Grainy cereal grain pumpernickel aroma with promise of ethanol. Cloudy ruddy dark brown under a persistent, beige, lacy blanket. Smoky, boozy flavour that is sticky sweet and quite phenolic (smoky) with moderate bitterness. Cloying sweet finish, moderate carbonation, full body.

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vlad2233 (4) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Viscosity of this stuff is a first thing you’ll be surprised of. Experience on its own indeed! Taste is nicely balanced. Personally, I’m not fan of smoky beers, nor whiskies but Sunturnbrew is far off that classification taste wise. Easy to drink, hence dangerous!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gluepot (69) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Smoked malt with bacon, berries, a little citrus bite make for an intriguing if not confusing taste sensation. Rich body and alcohol level speak to the potential of aging. I am really at a loss to evaluate this one in a definitive fashion. Quite unique, however you cut it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - AUG 28, 2014
smoked malts and dark fruits. Caramel sweet. Bitter ending. with bacon aftertaste. If you like these kind of beers, this one is a must. Complex , interesting and very Norwegian. I can see myself sipping this in Norwegian woods, warming myself on a campfire.What the hell, i´m gonna do that one day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (647) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Incredible creamy viscous dark red brown beer with huge small bunker head. Smoke in the aroma although not too excessive. Taste is a bit too balanced though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1355) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Rouge brunâtre, avec un col de mousse couleur érable, et une texture mi-épaisse. Le nez est de malts fumés, de vin rouge, de sucre d’orge, le tout étant très terreux. Très sucrée et dense en bouche, puissante dans tous ses aspects (fumée, sucre, même les houblons en finale), sirupeuse et liquoreuse, elle est pratiquement inclassable, empruntant à au moins cinq styles sans s’établir fermement nulle part. Ceci dit, une chose est sûre, c’est une expérience couronnée de succès.


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