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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1501) - Oslo, - NOV 11, 2012
Ta-daaa! Rating number 500, finally I’m a beer demigod! This one pours a dark copper body with a very small, light-brown head that pretty soon reduces to a thin film with some additional build-up at the walls of my snifter. Some lacing are left on the glass, but not much. The aroma is strong and is dominated by wood smoke and peat, but there are also some smoked meat and sausages. More importantly there are also definite hoppy notes in the back, making the aroma more refreshing than pure smoke and liquid meat. A hint of the high ABV can also be detected. The taste is heavy to moderate sweet and is elegantly backed up by a moderate plus bitterness. Initially the sugary flavour profile is govern by strong notes of smoke and peat with a solid hoppy resinous background. There are also vague elements of overripe fruits that magically transforms into sweet dark dried fruits as the beer warms up. I also get chocolate as the beer reaches a more fitting temperature. The mouthfeel is close to perfect, it’s lovely vinous with a full body, an oily texture and soft carbonation. The alcohol is masterly integrated. A very nice barley wine and by far the best smoked beer I’ve ever had! So, 500 ratings, how many more do I need before I stop feeling like a complete beer novice?
[50 cl bottle, batch 749B, enjoyed 10 months after bottling/9 years 2 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   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 (103) - - 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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