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


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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 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 (11662) - Escondido, 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 (3486) - 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 (993) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3475) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2009
Tested@NøgneØ’s stand @Ølmessen 2009,Nærbø. Cloudy, dark brown pour with white, frothy and short lived head. Molasses, alcohol, vanilla, prune on the nose. Sweet alcoholic flavor and hints of smoke. Medium to full bodied with a syrupy feel to it and soft carbonation. Exiting and powerful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2009
I cant believe ive never seen this brew in norway, but here in new jersey i find myself drinking this brew. it is a darkbrown pour with little head. nose is maple syrup, some smokiness is evident, buttery, smoke is like an islay whisky i think. delicate smoke taste throughout. quite sweet, with a dry hop finish. i think it might be a little too sweet for me,. it is quite an intense beer. ive been sipping it for a halfhour. really well done though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle from K&L Redwood City, shared by mfielden - thanks, Mark! Pours deep dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, smoke, dark fruits, and alcohol. Flavor is rauchbier-like smoke as well as lots of caramel and toffee. Some phenolic fruit notes, red wine, rye, and some earth. Just a tiny bit boozy. Medium body with a fairly smooth mouthfeel. Overall pretty solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21657) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4789) - 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.

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