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


on tap

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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3243) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
500 ml. bottle. Pours a thin short lived head, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 38) body....nose is molasses, soy, Boveril, beef, light smoke...taste is sweet to start, then dried fruits including cherry, raisin, finishing yeasty, beefy, and slightly bitter....mouth feel is thick and chewy, alcohol remarkably well hidden, carbonation makes a creamy sensation. This is very thick, very heavy, very complex, lightly smoked, and in spite of the initial sweetness, remarkably well balanced. Smoked Barley Wines are not yet a category. BJCP 7/3/15/5/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle.Pours cloudy dark brown with an almost beige head.Aroma is dark chocolate ,sweet and smoked malt and dark berries with hint of burnt bread crust.Flavor is sweet malt ,warming alcohol ,caramel and smoke.Full body,average carbonation, long sweet finish.A really nice and heavy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11249) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
Bottled. Deep dark amber colourned. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of light smoke, spice, light roast, light fruits. Flavour of ripe fruits, brown sugar, vague smoke, vanilla, alcohol. Medium bodied. Fruity and smoky end. Warming on lips and palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2010
Redish brown under the light. Smoky hop with fruity aroma. The smoked flavour reminds me bonito flakes. Quite syruppy, mellow on the toungue. maple syrup & low key bitter finish leaving slight spiciness on the toungue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2010
Pours deep brown, thin tan head. Low carbonation, so only a little head.
The aroma shows off a lot of rich malts, but the smoked malt cuts through adding a layer of marmitey complexity.
The smoked flavour comes through much more in the flavour, playing off the rich malt body with twang of orangey hop.
I didn’t know what I was getting into when I cracked this - the label doesn’t reveal much about the style, but that made the experience all the more invigorating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Pours dark brown with a slight red and orange tint. Very nice light brown colored head. The aroma is not like other smoked beers that I’ve had, a little heavy on the alcohol flavor with notes of roasted malts, bourbon, and sweet liquorish. Taste has no barbecue flavor (like other smoked) at all and is more like a sweet bourbon stout with slight floral and fruitiness throughout. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2010
(500 ml bottle, batch #400 & brygget 211208 @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated @ 5.12.2009.)
Deep red colour and a small white head. Fruity and sweet aroma with spices in addition to roasted malts and chocolate. Very strong flavour with notes of smoke and caramel. Intense. Alcohol comes through in the end. Highly complex smoked beer, but it’s what you’d expect from Nøgne Ø.

Rating #100 @ Ratebeer. Many left.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9072) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2010
Good beige head, very even, over dark brown beer with reddish highlights. Very dry alcoholic, liqueurish nose with a good dose of (USA)hops; faint acidity, like barrel-aged versions. Alcohol, fusels, sweet-liqueurish flavours, bit of Bourbon-like facets. Every sip again short dose of grapey hops, deepening the complexity. Orange peel in the finish. Very well-bodied, viscous - also a liqueurish MF; alcoholwarming. Very good, warming, inviting beer. But smoked?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
on tap. Poured a reddish black leaning on the black side. Very smokey and hints of caramel. A nice complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle. Dark coppery red pour with a short, dense tan head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma has notes of smoke, tar, bacon, toffee, soy sauce and wood. Flavour is very similar but with less soy and more malt. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation and a lingering roasty, burnt, slightly sweet finish. A great combination of styles, almost perfect, and a really nice brew, very easy to drink and no trace of the alcohol.

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