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


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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 (1636) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobroman (763) - Torun, POLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Tasted on 17.04.16. Great aroma of dried fruits, reisins, caramel and burned malts. Small head disappearing to thin layer. Clear burgund-brown colour. Intensive liquor maltiness in taste with perfectly hidden alcohol with noticeable, well-balanced bitterness. Very pleasant barley wine, but where is smokiness?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
pours unclear dark brown, red-purple tint, with a creamy light beige cap, creamy lacing. sweet red toasted maltienss, red fruitiness, iodine, peat, sweetness - raspberry juice and other plain sugars; ine, umami, minerals. moderately low carbonation, medium to full body, cloying smoky finish. intriguing/potent smoked berries aroma. ends up like a cloying mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1467) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Sunturnbrew by Nøgne Ø at Jabeerwocky Faktycznie nieco kisielowe, ladnie zrownowazone, slodkie, fajne, ale nie dla mnie

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9895) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2016
Butilka: Deep ruby-amber coloured, stable, but quite small off-white head; sweet-bitter nose of caramel, dried fruits (aka ’port-wine’) with delicate hints of smoke; solid sweet-bitter flavour, soft MF, full bodied; lingering sweet-bitter finish with warming alkohol, more smoke a drier bitterness in the aftertaste. A pretty good winterwarmer…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (713) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Piwo ma barwę mocnej herbaty, jest delikatnie opalizujące. Piękna żółta piana, zbita, gęsta i bardzo trwała. W aromacie czuć wędzonkę, torf oraz cytrusy i ziemistość z żyta. W smaku spora rodzynkowa słodycz, karmelowa słodowość, gęstość, oleistość, jest bukowa wędzonka, dojrzałe owoce cytrusowe i tropikalne plus średnia goryczkowo-żywiczna kontra podbita likierowym, rozgrzewającym alkoholem. Niskie nagazowanie, potężne ciało, ogniskowo-oscypkowe nuty w afterteasie i wyklejająca faktura.
Nie lubię oscypkowej wędzonki, w tym piwie jest ona jednak bardzo subtelna i pasuje do niezwykle bogatej i różnorodnej całości.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jawlo (369) - Katowice, POLAND - APR 21, 2016
Aromat: rodzynki, tosty i wędzonka, średnio intensywnie. Wygląd: dość obfita piana, beżowa, barwa miedziana. Smak: słodka intensywna wędzonka, w tle karmel, rodzynki i tosty, średnia goryczka. Tekstura: dość pełne, wysycenie umiarkowane. Ogólne wrażenie: dobre piwo, spora wędzonka na mocnej słodowej podbudowie, ciekawa interpretacja barley wine, raczej degustacyjne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
karpik (466) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Peat, raisins, plums, caramel in aroma. Pours dar brown with perfect beige head. Taste is medium sweet with dark fruits, some caramel, peat and bread. Finish is medium bitter, body is full, alcohol is hidden extremely well. Overall this one matched my high expectations. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
antykowalsky (102) - Boleslawiec, POLAND - APR 12, 2016
Intense aroma of peated malt, dried fruits, some alcohol in the background. Dark brown color and thin unstable head. Very sweet, medium bitter and taste is similiar to aroma. Very smooth, full mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6367) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2016
Bottle from Firma Bier, medium sample. Hazy copper color, short frothy head. Some smokey notes in aroma, bit spicy rye, caramel, toffee. Slight sweet in taste, slight smoke. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafael52 (773) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 10, 2016
Kolor: rubinowy, lekko zamglony.
niezbyt obfita, niska, utrzymuje się, oblepia szkło.
Zapach: wędzonka, dym, nawet jak by lekki torf, ciemne owoce, lekki alkohol, ale nie drażniący.
Smak: gęste, oleiste, aksamitne, sporo wędzonki, drzewnej, jak i torfowej, słodowy, ciemne owoce, średnia goryczka, lekko ziołowa, przyjemnie rozgrzewający alkohol, jak w dobrej whisky.
Wysycenie: średnie w kierunku niskiego.

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