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


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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10192) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
It’s hazy brown-black with a red hue and a small, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, raisin, light smoke, alcohol and berries. The flavor is sweet with notes of raisin, alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, citrus, licorice, very light smoke and berries. It’s a well made beer, but IMO the alcohol notes are a bit too strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle shared with thelizard @ the Beer Engine. Poured into tulip black with small tan head. Dark fruits and vanilla on the nose and flavor. I’m wondering if the guy on the front is Simo Hayha which would be sweet even though he’s Finnish and not Norwegian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7405) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Courtesy of Blazer06. Pours clear amber with thin off white head. The aroma has sweet malts, caramel chewiness, a bit of cherry and then moving toward smoke and a bit of band-aid. The taste begins with chewy thick sweet malts, smokiness and peat all coming together with semi smooth harmony. By midway the mild smokiness backs off to little more than a memory leaving tasty thick maltiness and a hint of dark fruit. Very cool interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6328) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2009
Pours black with a 2 inch off-white creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt some weak licorice, taste is initially sweet red ripe fruits, midway it turns darker, more bitter chocolate,espresso before it ends in a lingering bitter licorice taste, lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2009
50cl bottle. Minimal off-white head atop clear red-dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoked malt, chocolate, raisin. Taste is sweet, plum/raisin, molasses, caramel, some alcohol, light chocolate, faint smoke. Sticky full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
POurs dark brown. Nose is cocoa, molasses, roasted malt. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, spices, fig, raisin. Not much smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of blazer06. Pours a dark cola brown with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and smoky with notes of caramel, honey, malt, chocolate, light spice and toffee notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of honey, caramel, brown sugar, smoke, candy sugar, light spice and toffee notes. Medium body with a pleasing malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10687) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an average, frothy off-white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, nutty), light hop (herbs), average yeast (leather, broth) with notes of plum, prune, date, port, charcoal, and licorice. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3405) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Bottle. Interesting concept. Poured a dark reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of smoke malt, caramel, cocoa, fruit, roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor was solid and surprisingly mellow, in spite of the abv and style. Quite easy to drink. A slight sweetness at the front gives way to roasted malt, rye and smoky malt. Some fruitiness towards the end with some earthy hops in the finish. Overall it was a quality beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (972) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle from Pizza Port Bottle Shop. Pours a clear, deep burgundy color. Light tan head develops that settles into fine bubbles. Lovely aromatics of warm cinnamon bread, brown sugar, smoked malt and alcohol. Smells quite sweet. Flavor is very mellow; sliding between tones of smoky grains, dark fruit and cinnamon caramel. Medium hops bitterness towards the end. Breadish rye malt is noticeable too. Nice warmth on the finish, aromatics improve with rising temperature. Medium body that coats the palate.

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