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


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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. A cloudy dark brown beer with a small. frothy, lacing, moslty diminishing, off-white/light brown head. The aroma is moderately malty and lightly hoppy, with notes of toasted grain, caramel, herbs, spruce, juniper, mint, smoke and alcohol. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, long finish with light bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Perhaps a bit sticky/syrupy, but complex and original. Smoke is quite evident ibìn both aroma and especially taste and it reminds me of the famous Norwegian smoked salmon, which maybe doesn’t sound good, but it’s actually tasty. very spicy and "minty" as well. Good, fun and challenging stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kosmokrator (668) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2015
Ale particolarissima e complessa che avvolge il naso con sentori di frutta, mou, cereali e note fumose. Al palato è vinosa e setosa, le note affumicate inizialmente colpiscono duro ma sorso dopo sorso diventano più melliflue fondendosi con i malti, il miele amaro e il caramello. Una birra sontuosa, da centellinare!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ston3s42 (103) - - OCT 31, 2015
Quite black with no head. Complex tastes of smoke, spices and Christmas. Full body, medium carbonation, and a seasony aftertaste. A bit too much Christmas

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DroolYeast (561) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Tap @ basement beer bar. Aroma of smoke, vanilla, caramel alcohol. Dark red brown with off-white head, tiny lasting. Taste of smoke, fruit, alcohol. Full body, oily texture, light carbonation, smoky fruity finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fiston (8) - Cressier, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2015 does not count
Really strange beer. Important detergent aroma and taste. Appearance is ok. But really disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2442) - 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 (1396) - 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 (1121) - 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 (97) - 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 (74) - - 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 (1236) - 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.

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