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


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RATINGS: 608   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38686) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, wood, peat, dark berry - black berries. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, and a alcoholc burn in the finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090516]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Pours an almost clear amber with a small off-white head. Sweetish caramellish nose. Quite full-bodied, lots of burned caramel. Only a very discreet bitterness. I really need some more hops to counterbalance the massive caramel sweetness. 170509

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3516) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a cloudy brown. Aroma of sweet malt and light smokiness. Flavor of some smoke (more smoke than smoked meat), lots of sweet malt, and iced tea notes. I was excited for this one, but it let me down. 6/4/6/3/13 (3.2/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
500ml Bottle: Aroma of fruit, light caramel, hops, slight smoke, slight vanilla, and light roasted malts. Poured brown in color with a tiny, off-white head that disappeared quickly. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly hot. Tastes of slight alcohol, smoke, malts, hops, tar, slight caramel, and slight dried ripe fruits. Medium to full body. Viscous, syrupy texture. Soft carbonation. Alcohol, slight smoke, slight caramel, and slight roasted malt finish. A little too hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle: Deep brown with a wispy head. Aroma mixes some plasticy phenolic notes with a malt presence of caramel, sweet peat and mild woody smoke. Slick mouthfeel- peaty flavor- mildly smoky with a solid caramel chewy body. Has a balancing noble hop variety bitter finish. Not very smoky, but pretty damn tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
PPRBSG09 and a Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown body with a tan head. Sweet etoh latent fruit with a subtle rye and smoked malt. Dark chewy smoked malt, meat tenderizer salts, dark chewy etoh latent fruit and oh yeah its 11%, guess this will be my batch one 110K +OT. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a hazy brown with black highlights and a thin tan head. Thick dark fruit aromas with a huge caramel note. Medium bodied and full of sweet malty dark fruit. Egads is this boozy though. Plun and prunes and a touch of bitterness to finish.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7984) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (3933) - - 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.

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