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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 564   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4463) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2009
Bottle at the Molen, Thanks Menno. Aroma has fruitiness, malts, some roast and a hint of smoked bacon. Clear, dark brown coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is sweet, has some bitterness, malty with some fruitiness and perhaps some spice. Very subtle beer. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2808) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2009
Bottle at De Molen, thanx Menno. A clear brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark fruits like prunes with some smoke in the back. Hints of spices. The taste full of flavors, it’s sweet, some bitter, it has some smoked malts, with fruits and coffe with little chocolate. Notes of vanilla. The aftertaste is warming, spicey with some bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2009
Bottle@DeMolen. Jasmine and vanilla aroma with a hint of smoke. Opaque colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, licorice, fruity, chocolate, spices. Alcoholic, even burning. Very well balanced beer, but smoke isn’t there.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
elmidjo (5) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 15, 2009 does not count
500 ml bottle.Enjoyed at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger.Hoppy and smoke malt aroma.Licorice, something smoked,and a nice sweetness on the flavour.Nice body.A really nice beer!Salute to Nøgne ø for this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KM (329) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black body. Small off white head. Strong hoppy aroma, combined with a strong maltiness, and clear hints of good russian vodka. And of course some smoke. Very complex flavour. First a lot of smoke, then a thick malty licorice flavour. Short finish, not very sweet. Was better in the beginning than in the finish. (Den Gode Nabo, Trondheim, 07.04.09)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle, at Patricks Pub, Kristiansand. It’s a reddish, dark brown beer, hazy, with a finger-thick beige head. Roasted malts, some licorice, sweetness, a smoked note with bacon, some dried fruit and a little dose of fresh fruits. Coffee, some alcohol, smoked malts, a little chocolate, a faint note of licorice and a good sweetness in the flavor. Full-bodied and warming. Fine carbonation. Long finish with the flavors found initially. Just lovely. (090312)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 50 cl bottle at the brewery. Thanks to Kjetil and the rest of the guys at Norways best brewery! The color is dark brown, moderate tan head. Aroma is dark dried fruit, hints of smoke, hops, malt, wood, coffee - it´s so complex! The flavor is just fantastic. Lots of tastes in perfect harmony. Malty and fruity sweetness, roasted malt, coffee, liqorice, hoppy bitterness, wood. The smoke is there, but in the bacground. Alcohol, off course, but not too much. Beer of the year in Norway, absolutely world class. Wow!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rune (7948) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2009
This is a stunning drink mostly because all the exciting ingredients work so well together. Has got a distinctive, but not exaggerated, smoked backbone in aroma and flavour profile. Deep russet in body colour with a slight haze. Medium sized tan head with good retention, leaving spotty lacings on the glass. Apart from the smooth smoked character there is a nice creamy malt touch to the aroma. Taste of deep, dark chocolate supported by piny hops and peat-like spices. The aftertaste starts with bitter liquorice, ending up in a long lasting bite of dry hop bitterness. Smooth warming alcohol beneath it all. Terrific ale that really delivers in aroma, flavour and body. 500ml bottle, batch 400, bb.21.12.2010, served at ambient drinking temperature, Den Gode Nabo in Trondheim (12.03.2009).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2009
Small light offwhite head. Hazy reddish brown body. Fruity wooden alcohol aroma with rye and wild berry notes, as well as sugary raisins. Sweet intense alcohol taste of smoky salt licorice, tar, and tobacco with roasty fruity notes. Full-bodied. Quite a bit of alcohol heat. Sticky, sugary mouthfeel. Bitter roasty licorice and tobacco aftertaste with carraway notes and some bubblegum. Smoky salty juniper taste lingers for a long time. Excellent! Really something new and out of the ordinary. (0.5l bottle at Olympen.)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5007) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2009
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 500 ml bottle, batch #400, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 11%, 26 P, 50 IBU. Very dark brown colour, nearly black, with a moderate but lasting tan head. Aroma of salt water, tar, smoke and some coffee. Full and rich mouthfeel. Excellent flavour, lots of chewy malty sweetness, roasted notes, coffee, tar, some liquorice, pine needles, salty finish, noticeable hops with just the right bitterness. Very well balanced. Another great achievement from Nøgne Ø.


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