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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


Wischylini's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wischylini (107) - Grimstad, - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a fairly clear mahogany, with no head at all. The aromas on the nose are intense, with a dark and heavy top note of dried fruits and leather, and smoke. The aromas that develop in the mouth are intense, with more fruit, leather, smokiness, liqourice, peatiness reminiscent of scotch, earth and wood. The taste is very sweet, yet has an astringent finish, there’s also some saltiness in there. The palate is thick, heavy and mildly carbonated. With lots of aromas, a powerful taste, a thick palate and a high ABV (although not noticeable on the taste), this makes for a complex beer that is very easy to find interesting, but hard to find enjoyable.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
morri (164) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tiny light brown head. Semi-clear dark brown/red body. Aroma is very sweet, smoked ham, bubblegum, tobacco and avocado. Mostly sweet on the tongue. The alcohol is very well camouflaged considering its 11% ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dohny (134) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
Poured from bottle. Brown color with white off head. Aroma of smoke, iodine. Full body, moderat carbonation. Balance towards sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (1227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
Aroma is roasty and intensely smoky, peated, somewhat solventy. Dark brown colour. Taste is very sweet, and at the same time storngly smoky. Peated, lightly roasted. Light fruits, pear-plum. Very nice smoked experience.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (3777) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark brrown color with medium beige head. Aroma of peated malt, sausages, bacon, medicinal notes. Sweet dark malt, sausages, peat, caramel, medicinal notes. Alcohol is clearly recognizable. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (778) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma is smoked, ham, peated. Taste is smoked, ham, bacon, bit sweet, peated, caramel, iodine. Nice smoked, peated finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (102) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
Flaska. Tmavo hneda farba. Vo voni ako aj v chuti citit jod, smolu a udeniny. Dochut jemne sladka na zaciatku. Potom pokracuje horkostou, jodovou a udenou chutou.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2119) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Pours a slight hazy copper colour with nice ruby highlights. Big frothy and creamy beige head with great retention and thick foamy-creamy lacing. Dark fruit aromas with the roasted malts and quite peaty. The taste is pretty sweet at first sip, but calms down a little and stays rich afterward. Dark fruits, peaty and then spices show up in the finish. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy, a little oily. Alcohol well-hidden, but brew is a little too sweet and powerful overall. Could not have another, right away.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CRock (18) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
First smoke beer I’ve tried. Obviously there’s a smoke aroma that you dont get with other beers. Overall good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner stabilen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv rauchig, etwas holzig, malzig. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, rauchig, alkoholisch, dunkle überreife Früchte, sehr intensives und komplexes Bier.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3/10/2012. From bottle. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with dried fruit, caramel and smoke. Nice balance between flavors, alcohol and the smokiness. Nice brew!


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