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


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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christopsy (137) - - JUN 25, 2013
Pours dark brown with a lovely mocha head. Dark copper hue when held to light. Sweet, smokey, thick, and creamy. I’ve had barley wines before, but this sets a new standard. This is a most supreme tipple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2347) - 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 (1278) - 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 (1115) - 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 (96) - 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 (56) - - 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 (1167) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtnw (49) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. Dark brown with small beige head. Micro lacing after 20-30 minutes. Solid gravity, pretty smoked, roasty aroma. Corresponding carbonation, masked alcohol. Perfect for cold evenings to drink from any glass you can warm with hands.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4786) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Tap@ taphouse. Dark brown, mahogany, thin off white head. Heavy smoke, meat, wood, tar in aroma. Flavor has licorice, tar, smoked wood. Thick, heavy and massive. The smoke is awesome here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1640) - PORTUGAL - JUN 30, 2015
50cl bottle. Deep brown colour with a tan head. Smoke, caramel and toffee in the aroma. Soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is a bit aggressive at first with some smoked notes but balanced with some sweet fruity notes. A bitter finish. Overall, a good beer that takes a while to appreciate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2796) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Small S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: peated, chocolate, fruity. TASTE: peated, chocolate, fruity, oké

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