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


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RATINGS: 596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11319) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10654) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32988) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10286) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
1pt .9oz bottle. Poured a dark and deep amberish/brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, toffee, licorice, some chocolate, and some smokiness. Tastes of dark fruits (raisins and plums), caramel, citrus, chocolate, some earthiness and lighter smoke. Sweet and syrupy body with medium alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
Sample at CPH beerfestival. Small head with short duration. Color is near black. Aroma and taste are smoke, vinous, malt, fruits and yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle at Patricks Pub, Kristiansand. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sour, fruit, roasted, ccoffee. Flavour is dry, fruit, alcohol, smoked, coffee, cacao, roasted, malt, hopFull bodied nice balnanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3840) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
Valby 2009. Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, smoked, licorice), moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet, moderate bitter and acidic. Full body. Not harmonic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10964) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
almost black, no head. faint roasted aroma. raosted, licorice, bit one dimensional flavor.

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