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


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RATINGS: 665   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1970) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle Aroma-smoke, alcohol, fruits Appearance-ruby, clear, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
[9/25/16] Draught sample at Borefts After Festival 2016 in Rotterdam. Brown. Smoky, peaty, malt, caramel. Sweet, light bitterish note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1687) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2016
Sampled at Borefts After Fest 2016, Kaapse. Dark caramel pour with a light tan head. Notes of dried fruit, peat, cherries, smoke. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4327) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle at first Wednesday tasting at De Molen. Clear dark brown pour. Aroma of spicy malts, slightly smokey, caramel, sugars. Flavor is quite sweet, slightly spicy and very well balanced. Thick body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
On tap the Kaapse Borefts After Festival 2016. 2012 vintage. Dark brown with a small pale head. Aroma is mild funk, light smoke, fig, prune, honey. Medium bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, smoky on the palate with a dry finish. Taste is smoke, leather, barnyard, dark fruits, wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1320) - BELARUS - SEP 28, 2016
Muddy brown, good beige head. Nectar, honey, melon, smoke on nose. Full sticky palate. The flavour combines qualities of barley wine with a notable but not extreme amount of smoke. Very nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2846) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
Sampled from tap at Kaapse BAF 2016. Cloudy dark brown with minimal light tan head. Big sweet roasted and smoked malts, caramel, honey, resin, toffee. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Syruppy feel. Maple and cola nut bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1835) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
On tap at Kaapse Brouwers, (Borefts After Festival 2016), Rotterdam. Nose is herbs, liquor. Body is opalescent brown, head is very small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, dried fruits, honey, truffle. Medium sweet, medium bitter, hint of fruity sour. Finish is long lasting chocolate roasty medium bittersweet. Full body, slick texture, nearly flat carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, interesting, tasty, nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
creppyiceman (482) - POLAND - AUG 22, 2016
(on tap) Aroma:intensive smokedy(ham-like) aroma,some caramel and toffee. Appearance:dark brownish color,small beige head. Taste:sweet,flavour of caramel,fudge,smoked ham, dried dark fruits(mainly figs),malty fin ish,long malty smokey aftertaste. Palate:full body,ultra thick texture,medium carbonation. Overall:Lovely thick barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
25cl bottle. Hazy brown with medium head that lasts a good while. Aroma of the beer is nail polish, dark, ripe fruits, peat, canned pears, some chocolate, Overall sweet and complex aroma. Mouth feel is thick and oily. Very little carbonation. Flavor is sweet with notes of ripe fruits and vanilla ice-cream with some cookies. But also there is distinctive sourness also with fruity notes. Strange that I don’t see it in other RB commentaries. Maybe the new batch went a bit sour ? Anyway the peat comes out in the finish with a clove like dryness and delicate bitterness with notes reminding me seeds from fruits. The beer is nice but won’t be looking for it again.

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