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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle. Smokey and earthy dirt aroma. Dark body with disappaing alcohol content tan head. Has a bready barley wine flavor along with some uncooked smoked meats. Meat flavor more like the aroma found in butcher shop back in Wis for me kind of odd, Also the dry rye in the flavor with a somewhat coco aftertaste on palae. Brew has alot in the mix here. One of those intriging brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a clear brown beer without a head. The aroma is a little sour. The flavor is sweetness. The palate is sweet. Overall a good and balanced beer, but a little sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Poured dark brown, creamy, light coffee, leather, smooth tobacco, vanilla, little dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Thanks to Fidel for sharing this one. Pours deep brown wit ha tin tan head. Nose is coffee, tobacco and a smooth smokey influence. Flavor is the same with a very creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Pours dark with a modest, short lived head. Aromas of sweet bread and crushed nut bags. Medium full nectar with soft effers. Malty sweet biscuits, and bit of spice, and a defined hop profile bring this one out of the darkness. It’s rich, mildly smoky, and well balanced. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2009
Pours hazy brown with a surprisingly nice fluffy cream colored head. Nose has quite a bit of early detectable sweetness, also dark fruits spicy hops and a hint of smoked malt. Palate tells a similar story, pretty sweet with big malt presence. Finishes with prickly carbonation and lingering sweetness. ABV really well hidden, a bit more hop bitterness and this would’ve been spot on. Nice little experiment, and overall a really good result. Perhaps i’m being a bit harsh because i know how good this beer could be going on past nogne o experiences. If a local brewery pulled out something like this i’d be pretty chuffed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle via the generosity of BOLTZ7555 – you kick much ass J! Pours deep dark murky brown with a nice 3 finger tan head that leaves delicate lacing. The nose is smoke, charred malt and sweet fruit. The taste is chocolate covered raisins, brown sugar, burnt malt and ashy cocoa in the finish. Full creamy mouthfeel. Really hides the high abv nicely. I enjoyed this one a lot. Thanks again J!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoth (667) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Pours viscous, dark brown, completely opaque, with just a little light making it through the bottom of the glass, small tan head with a small quantity of fine lacing. Smokey aroma of grass, plum, sourdough bread, toffee, with some woody notes. Full, robust body, low carbonation, smooth, somewhat creamy texture, and lightly dry. Sweet up-front, with deep toasted malt flavors, biscuit, caramel and some dark fruit, with an undertone of hay and a hot and medium-bitter finish. Well balanced across the whole palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2009
pours dark brown, beige head. Aroma, some light hints of smoke, roasted malts and caramel. Flavor, light hints of berries, some bitter hops and definitely some smoke malts. Boozy with warming and thick rye mouthfeel cioupled with light bitter finish. Overall smoke profile was very subdued and remains a very nice smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Deep cloudy brown pour with barely any head. Smokey, hoppy, caramelly malt. Fruit, hops and sweet malt in the flavor. I get a bit of smoke and rye, wish it were more. More like a hoppy barely wine than a smoked barley wine. A bit too sweet.

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