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


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RATINGS: 665   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nisse666 (6310) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle, 2010-06-19 Göteborg AR: a bit smokey, loads of coffey and perhaps some chocolate AP: cloudy? dark reddish brown body, creamy dark biege 2 cm steady head F: great round body, choclate, brewed coffey, medium plus bitterness, oak vanilla/vanilla sugar flavors? ... in the finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle (50cl) at Olympen, Oslo. Batch 474 (BB Dec 2014). Murky dark brown colour. Modest, but quite persistent, beige head. Fabulous aroma of dark, smoked, sweet malt, licorice, tar, wood, chocolate. Full-bodied, slick mouthfeel, pleasantly soft carbonation. Good balance. Alcohol warmth is there, but not so prominent as anticipated. Tremendous drinkability for such a rich brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Finally got a hold of this one on Henrik, Bergen - on tap. Pours a nut brown hazy body with a discreet, off-white head. Smell is licorice, pine and resin. From the first sip I can tell this is really good, and really something else: strong notes of hoppy licorice and cough syrup, pine, grass, oak. A very mellow smoked tone in the aftertaste. Smooth and slightly oily palate, without overdoing it. Beautifully blended, and well deserving the hype it has received in the Norwegian craft beer scene. Sunturnbrew is another winner from Nøgne Ø, and one I’d like to see in the shelves of Vinmonopolet as well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a murky amber-brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is solid. Lots of sweet and spicy, deeper toffees and caramels. Brown sugar, rum, smoke, dark fruits, citrus oranges, wood, peat, and berries. Flavor is similar, but seems to lack the edge that the aroma had. Oranges and toffees mixed together up front with some toasted caramels. Dark fruits, a light chocolate, berries, leather, and a light, peppery wood. The smoke comes out in the finish, but doesn’t blend quite like it did in the aroma. A noticable alcohol warmth as this finishes rich and sweet with a light peaty smoke and very light bitterness. Mostly dry with some residual sweetness leaving a medium length aftertaste. Full, syrupy body with a light carbonation. Overall, a pretty cool barley wine. I guess this is listed as a smoked, but nonetheless, its a smoked barley wine. I liked the aroma a bit better than the flavor, but the subtle smoke adds a nice complexity. It gets a bit sweet at times, but solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2010
Bottle at home. Pours a clear brown with a small off-white head. Faint smells of smoked malts. Sweet with moderate aromas of smoked malts. Some residual sugars. Also hints of juniper? and alcohol. Full bodied with a medium carbonation. Dry finish with more aromas of smoked malts and a warming alcohol fealing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11248) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
500 ml picked up in Detroit in the winter. Smoked malts, dry and middling mouthfeel. Really nice after fish, surprisingly not that great with meat. Dark brown colour, moderate amount of off-white head. Good smoke aromas. Drinkable, but not that complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2010
From bottle at The Bishops Arms, Vasagatan. Completely black with a tan head. Vinous aroma, like a port, but add to it some roasted malts. Espresso, salty meat, warming alcohol, plums. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a swampy "turtle taint" brown (thanks Alex) a wispy beige head and some spotty lacing. Tons of toffee, smoked and roasted malts with some caramel and faint booze. Quite sweet on the palate with an interesting smokey spice. A nice interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2010
Pours a murky brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, light smoke, and dark fruit. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, roasty notes, some smoke, a little chocolate, and some hot alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Thanks to exiled for sharing this beer. The beer pours a murky dark brown color with a white head. Not real attractive. The aroma is rye, smoke and caramel. The flavor is rye, meaty BBQ smoke and caramel sweetness. Low carbonation and a very thick mouthfeel.

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