drjay44 (3243) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
madsberg (11249) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(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.
JorisPPattyn (9072) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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?
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. Poured a reddish black leaning on the black side. Very smokey and hints of caramel. A nice complex brew.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.