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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark chestnut color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with smoky hints and some hints of hops. Sweetish malty caramel and toffee flavor with hints of dark fruit and hints of smoke. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with some smoky hints and some spicy hints in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle. Dark caramel brown pour with zero head. Aroma is burnt oats, spicy rye bread, and some sweet alcohol. Flavor is the same, sweetness of the malt and alcohol nicely offsets the rich salty smoked flavors. Pretty good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
DØE Valby 09. Pours dark copper with no head. Aroma is roasted caramel, sour, no hop. Flavour is roasted caramel, alcohol, vineous and dried fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Pours dark brown with rusty-orange highlights and a very small beige head that fades to a ring pretty shortly. Aroma is distinctly "Nogne-ey" with notes of wood, earth, dirt, grapefruit, dark fruit, Christmas trees, caramel, meaty smoke, sweet toffee. Lots going on, but it’s all well buried. Tastes similar with a bittersweet maltiness, caramel, raisins, dried fruit, wood, dirt, char, caramel, mellow smoke; it’s quite bourbon-like. Lots of alcohol. Finishes with a mellow smokiness, dried fruit, bitter wood, old grapefruit, and a big alcohol kick. The rounded flavors don’t seem to match with alcohol bite. Soft carbonation, rounded oily body is fairly heavy, but not very creamy. Sweetness is kept in check here despite the strong malt presence. I really like this but the texture could use a little work and the heat feels too strong. Don’t know if age will solve this, but we’ll see!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
bottle, dirty brown wtih no foam, lots of caramel and smoke aroma, flavors of smoke,brown sugar, light whiskey, lasting finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours a thick dark amber color with a short-lived tan head. Aroma of thick malts, turned earth, light smoke and sweetness. Nice robust malty backbone with more smoke coming out in the taste, spicy with a moderate alcohol kick on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2009
50 cl bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a deep brown color with a fairly small 1/2 finger thick light tan head. Light carbonation with faint spotty lacing. Aroma is esters, toasted malt, and faint smoke. Flavor is dark esters, roasted malt, and light smoke. Finish is somewhat bitter and vinous. Full body. A nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4559) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Pours a deep chestnut brown, with medium/small tan head. Dark sweet malt, caramel, peet moss, plum, roastiness, and a bit of smoke. Really dark and malty, sweet, and big. Tasty beer. Don’t know if I would call it a smoked.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
500ml bottle. An awesome Wants List bonus beer from dchmela! Pours a mostly clear dark burgundy with a slow forming but lasting tan head. Aroma is a nice blend of light peaty smoke, ripe dark fruits, and earthy spice. Flavor brings a meaty smoke more to the center, but well complimented by more ripe dark fruits, earthy malt notes, a little licorice and some grassy hops. A subtle but present warmth and good mouthfeel. This is a pretty cool blend between a smoked and barleywine, and would love to see how this is with a year or two on it. Thanks again Dave!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. This is too much beer for one man. This beer is a true mofo. Pours black with white head. Not as smoky as it is roasty. Pours like a syrup and has very little carbonation. Definitely a BW - so not sure why its in the Smoked category. Once again, Nøgne Ø does magic.


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