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

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RATINGS: 591   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Really smoky, savory. Tastes of vinegar, salt, starch. Malty. Delicious. Brown, thin, light body, Smoky and good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle at the Copenhagen beer festival. Poured a clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma consisted of malts and a bit of bitterness. Flavor was oddly salty, perhaps smoky? Lots of malts present as well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3831) - - MAY 27, 2009
deep dark brown with a thin film of tan head. molasses, caramel, touch of alcohol, and a little bit of licorice in aroma. flavor is big with caramel, molasses, licorice, sugar babies candy, raisin. not really smoky. smooth, creamy, liquid caramel palate. this would be an interesting cellar beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle at KØ09. Mild moldy aroma, some vanilla. Almost black colour, red shine. Seems clear. Almost no head. The flavour is powerful and roasted. A hint of smoke, and a faint hint of farty earth. Nice mouthfeel. Hint of smoke.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown color. Caramell and some chemical notes in the aroma along with some licorice. Some leather aswell. Sweet roasted taste with some smoke,sugar and caramel. Way to sweet and sticky.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11277) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
Dark brown with a small white head. Caramel and molasses in the aroma. Dry and malty flavour with a sugary alcohol finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle @ home. Deep dark brown color. Vinous aroma with grapes and licorice. Full bodied. Sweet alcoholic flavor with rye bread, vinous notes, raisin, juniper and licorice. Dried fruit. Full of flavor, but also loads of alcohol. And where is the smoke? Sticky mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Picked this up at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. I couldn’t believe that they actually had this beer! There is this Alaskan eskimo-type guy on the front of on the bottle. He looks pretty cold. Nice thin head sitting on top that fades away eventually. Not black in color, but a very dark brown in color. Nice sweet aroma. It is a bit misleading. You smell the sweet aroma with the alcohol, but you don’t smell the smoke or wood. Slight smoke aroma comes through as the beer warms up. VERY creamy palate. Nice sublte smoky flavor. Pretty good beer. Leather subtle flavor as well. Overall, pretty good smoked. Nice smoky subtle flavor with an extremely creamy beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
CBF09. 50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, golden and deep amber with a small white head. Roasted malty, yeasty and light spiced aroma. Flavour is the same with a light bitterness and roasted acidity. Bitter and roasted finish with a light alchol warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 24, 2009
Almost totally black colour. Smoke in the aroma along with well roasted malt and dark fruits. Good mouthfeel. Very pleasant rather sweet flavour of smoke, roasted malt, liquorice and dark fruits.


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