Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 576   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.

Crosling's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Holy hell. Complex. So much going on. Smokey, richly malty, with intense sweet dark fruit (acai, blackberry, blueberry,) chocolate, toffee, caramel. This beer is a damn meal. It has the dark fruitiness of a Belgian, the roast and chocolaty richness of a stout and the malt complexity of a good English Old Ale, with a touch of smoke, hops and a long, lingering finish. Its a prime candidate for 2-3 years of cellaring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JulienHuxley (3158) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at SSAN V. Brown-black pour with no head. Aroma is smoky and grassy, some light boozy notes, menthol. Taste is pretty gross, tons of menthol, boozy sweet grainy notes, very boozy and minty, with a hint of smoke/iodine, the whole is very medicinal and not very enjoyable at all. Palate is heavy, harsh and boozy. Drainpour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cnesmark (20) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle, 50 cl, Vinmonopolet. Rye, dried fruits, smoke. Thick, pours like thin syrup. Dark brown, yet not opaque. Title is appropriate - this beer is suitable for when the sun turns.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMessiah (3) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
Pours into glass in dark cola colour, very little quickly disappearing head and a little yeast residue. Smells strongly smoky, salty liquorice and a hint of banana. Tastes very smoky and salty, mixed with some berries. Aforementioned tastes hide behind roughly everything else. Salty smoke dominates the palate. Quite unique beer, but not the way I like to consume my barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoked bacon, fruit, roasted malt, banana. Taste is pretty smoky too, with tar, ashes, licorice, raisin, herbs, quite massive and complex.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (29) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
BOTTLE. Shared. Poured a muddy brown with the aroma of burnt tires, got the taste of smoked bacon & bbq sauce, was like a meal buy the end of it! Sourced from Cellarbrations @ Capel

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2121) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle from BarleyWine, CPH - fuzzy brown pour with a big beige head. Aroma is smokey malty, aroma and taste of bready toasty malty, dark dried fruit, caramel, treacle, wooden notes. Abit more smoke than was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (587) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014
Dark murky brown poor with a thin head. Nice lasting aroma of smoke, smokey peat. Taste is smooth, slightly thick and syrupy. Quiet sweet. Very good over all. Really enjoying this wee sweet smokey syrupy beverage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
asheft (2518) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Grainy cereal grain pumpernickel aroma with promise of ethanol. Cloudy ruddy dark brown under a persistent, beige, lacy blanket. Smoky, boozy flavour that is sticky sweet and quite phenolic (smoky) with moderate bitterness. Cloying sweet finish, moderate carbonation, full body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vlad2233 (4) - - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Viscosity of this stuff is a first thing you’ll be surprised of. Experience on its own indeed! Taste is nicely balanced. Personally, I’m not fan of smoky beers, nor whiskies but Sunturnbrew is far off that classification taste wise. Easy to drink, hence dangerous!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gluepot (62) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Smoked malt with bacon, berries, a little citrus bite make for an intriguing if not confusing taste sensation. Rich body and alcohol level speak to the potential of aging. I am really at a loss to evaluate this one in a definitive fashion. Quite unique, however you cut it!

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