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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3/10/2012. From bottle. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with dried fruit, caramel and smoke. Nice balance between flavors, alcohol and the smokiness. Nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle from Quicklearner, thanks LD! Pours a dark brown with a medium grey-ish head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is smoky, almost reminding of smoked ham. If you dig further you get a nice dark caramel and toffee smell too. Taste is sweet but this sweetness is cut by the heavy smokiness. Body is full, mouthfeel sticky and syrupy. Carbonation is restrained, which I appreciate. Good beer! A bit of a bastard but this one worked well with me overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1223) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours darker than cola but with that caramel tinge to the edge. Some intial foam that fades to a decent ring. Some spotty lacing. Nose is quite smokey. Notes of toffee, vanilla, campfire dark fruit and some earthy bitterness. Taste is heavy/medium sweet and medium bitter. Full sticky body with medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1548) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
A colablack beer with a dense, medium and beige head. The nose is strongly smoky with peat, also nice sweetness, liquirice and some salt liquirice. Intensive, rough but tastefull aroma. Taste is powerfull, strong smoke and peat but not too dominating, lots of salt liquirice. Quite strong sweetness that’s balancing the peat. The end is smoky with some coffee. Full bodied, low carbonation, smooth. Powerfull, peat and smoky beer, challenging but also rewarding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjerkeaa (176) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
Extremely dark amber pour. Small tan head. Aroma of clean firewood, some sugar. Taste is sweet, with bitter mid- and aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014

28/II/14 - 50cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 11/XII/14, bottled: 11/XII/09 (2014-228)

Note: tasted side by side with the Bourbon B.A. version.
Clear dark purple brown beer, small irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, very sweet, dried fruits, bit smoky, soapy touch. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: lots of caramel, sugary, sweet, bit sourish, very fruity, more sweetness, little bitter. Aftertaste: little smoky, caramel, dried fruits, more smoke, peated almost. Very pleasant brew!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Backlog. Smokey with some sour red wine hence dark fruits and some smokey notes like peat.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (768) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Botella de 50 cl en el lúpulo, varias veces en septiembre y octubre de 2013. La ultima del lote 903a de 21-12-2012 hasta 20-12-2017. increíble norwegian ale ahumada con intensos sabores tostados y quemados con fuertes toques ahumados. Dominio de las maltas nórdicas notandose el carácter rustico del centeno. Cuerpo intenso, vol 11 vol que se notan de principio a fin. Gran sensación alcohólica en todo momento Muy muy recomendable e imprescindible repetir.,,,,,Después de varias la ultima en el lúpulo en 05-04-2014 lote 903A de 21-12-2012 hasta 21-12-2017. Como siempre maravillosa (mismo lote).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - FEB 20, 2014
This is the more complex beer I have tried so far. When is poured you can see a dark brown - red beer with a stable head. The aroma is really hard to explain, the regular aromas are not found, instead of that a blue cheese, woody, and wine notes like Cabernet Sauvignon are felt. When is tasted a smoked sensation is felt, but at the same time the alcohol finds a balance with the wine notes, giving you the idea of a perfect mix between a wine and a whiskey, but with a small alcohol degrees. Also has a full body, soft carbonation, long and bitter finish. I think is not the beer to be drunk alone, you should have something to eat to increase the sensation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattaneopapa (145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours an opaque black colour. Aroma is smokey with notes of some strange smoked meat aroma and a hint of dark fruits. The taste matches the aroma. It has a light body with lively carbonation. Leaves a nicce sweet palate.


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