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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
CBF09. 50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, golden and deep amber with a small white head. Roasted malty, yeasty and light spiced aroma. Flavour is the same with a light bitterness and roasted acidity. Bitter and roasted finish with a light alchol warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2009
Bottled. A dark chestnut colored beer with a tan head. The aroma is quite strong with strong notes of citrusy hops, alcohol, and caramel - as well as hints of smoke. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of caramel, combined with medium notes of citrusy hops, bread, malt, and alcohol, as well as a light touch of smoke, leading to a lightly bitter finish, where roasted notes, alcohol, and smoke lingers for a long time - the smoke note gets stronger as time passes. The body is sirupy thick, and the alcohol tickles the tongue and palate, and leaves a light burn on the tongue. A Barley Wine with smoke - I like the idea.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009. Hazy red brown coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of berries. Sweet flavour of caramel and smoke with notes of berries and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2009
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Deep rubyish brown colour, not much head. Aroma is spices, leather, some notes of fruits and mild earthyness as well. Flavour is quite much the same along with some hints of alcohol. Still rather well balanced and nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2009
Bottled At Bishop’s Arms SoFo, Stockholm. Ckloudy, near black, no head. Orangey nose with licorice behind. Sweet and powerful with heavy doses of tar and asphalt mixed with grapefruit. Full bodied with dense mouthfeel. Syruped wrapped in licorice crowned with peppert alcohol. Feels more experimantal than complex or balanced. Alcohol and licorice dominates, and the sticky sweetness get a bit in the way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark chestnut color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with smoky hints and some hints of hops. Sweetish malty caramel and toffee flavor with hints of dark fruit and hints of smoke. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with some smoky hints and some spicy hints in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
16th January 2010
Hazy dark brown beer. Light fruity nose. Soft dry palate. Very low carbonation. Good malt base, a little caramel. Subtle orange and coca cola. Aniseed alcohol kicks in pretty quick. Finishes with a little toffee and repressed fruit. Could probably do with some ageing but decent enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009
Dark brown color; small head. Light caramel aroma. Good body strength and caramel flavor, a bit too alcoholic. Not impressive.


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