Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 578   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009. Hazy red brown coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of berries. Sweet flavour of caramel and smoke with notes of berries and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2618) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Flaske: Meget røget duft på denne klassisk udseende barley wine. Virkelig balanceret og nuanceret med den megen røg, alkoholen og det let vinøse præg. Super øl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7933) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2009
50 cl bottle at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg
Batch 400, BB 21 12 10
On May 13, 2009
Dark reddish brown color, small tan head. Spicy, phenolic and alcohol scent. Salty, thick, spicy, alcohol taste. Dry, rosated, alcohol aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel. Firey warming alcohol. Medium bitterness. Also a salty licorice taste in there.
Would have liked it better had it been around 8% ABV or so, alcohol way too overpowering as of now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2010 Bottle, thanks to Fredrik. Dark brown, with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, charcuteries, some caramely malt, nuts and liquorice. Flavour is rather sweet, but att the same time smoky with liquorice, nuts, and caramel. Fullbodied, rather smooth mouthfeel, with a nice soft carbonation. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4557) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2811) - 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.

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KM (336) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13693) - 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)

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