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


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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2012
500 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but should be at least a year old. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown with a thin light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin film that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, molasses, toast, pine, citrus rind, raisin, smoke, wood, spicy rye, bread, earth, tobacco, herbal spiciness, and light alcohol esters. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of molasses, caramel, fig, toast, pine, citrus rind, floral, biscuit, raisin, prune, smoke, spicy rye, earth, tobacco, wood, and herbal spiciness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, dark fruits, tobacco, toast, earth, spicy rye, light smoke, wood, light pine, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. The minimal carbonation definitely works well here. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent smoked rye barleywine. Great flavor complexity, depth, and balance; very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kosmokrator (668) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2015
Ale particolarissima e complessa che avvolge il naso con sentori di frutta, mou, cereali e note fumose. Al palato è vinosa e setosa, le note affumicate inizialmente colpiscono duro ma sorso dopo sorso diventano più melliflue fondendosi con i malti, il miele amaro e il caramello. Una birra sontuosa, da centellinare!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ston3s42 (105) - - OCT 31, 2015
Quite black with no head. Complex tastes of smoke, spices and Christmas. Full body, medium carbonation, and a seasony aftertaste. A bit too much Christmas

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DroolYeast (561) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Tap @ basement beer bar. Aroma of smoke, vanilla, caramel alcohol. Dark red brown with off-white head, tiny lasting. Taste of smoke, fruit, alcohol. Full body, oily texture, light carbonation, smoky fruity finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fiston (8) - Cressier, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2015 does not count
Really strange beer. Important detergent aroma and taste. Appearance is ok. But really disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Draught at Ølhus København. Dark brown / almost black color, beige head. Bitter taste with smoke, hops, peat, dark fruits, toffee, espresso, roasted malts and bread. Bitter finish with smoke, hops, espresso, roasted malts, toffee and nuts. Exquisite smoked barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2015
Slightly foaming. The smell is not much, apart from a little smoke. It may seem a little disappointing, but fortunately only until you taste this amazing beer. The flavor is peach, plum, raisin and apricot. It is very heavy fruit and malty and then it has also a complex character of smoked malt which makes it extremely delicate. The alcohol is high but is never intrusive and alcoholic. An absolutely superb beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, small beige head. Aroma of peated smoke, malt, licorice, light roastiness. In taste sweet, peated, full bodied with low bitterness. Peat is strong, bit agressive, but for me perfect. Soft carbonation, oily texture. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
On the nose there was some caramel, roasted nuts, roasted malt, some smoke, dark bread, cola and tones of dark fruits & berries. There was slight liquorice there but more to the taste than the aroma, sweet malt again, brown sugar like in sweetness, cola, some smoke and a nutty, chocolate, coffee finish. Medium bodied, with the smokiness in the beginning, malty backbone in the centre and the end dominated with dark fruits and slight bitterness like you get from dark chocolate. Slightly rum like with the spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvgeniyKurilov (74) - - AUG 17, 2015
0,25 в Redrum СПб. Шикарны& черный цвет, в аромате сначала копчены& и солодов& нотки. Затем сладкий, шоколад& вкус с густым чуть молочны& телом. Послевк& чуть-чут с горчинк& и сладост& легкой алкогол& составл& Отличны& копчены& Барли Вайн.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, clove, toffee, smoked oak and a light earthiness. Taste is again rich malts, licorice, caramel, bourbon and sweet keg woods. Finishes with light tanin and earthiness. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

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