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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


Wolfbass' rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, - NOV 16, 2012
Davvero una birra strana, ma è bello trovare qualche variante ogni tanto. Al naso molto smoked, in bocca molto barleywine, comunque niente male...


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eluosiren (82) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 26, 2014
I do love smoked beers! This one looks like oil, pure oil, smells like bacon and tastes perfectly!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2326) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
650ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Mahogany, thin tan head, light lace. Aroma of alcohol, sweet, caramel, malty.
Flavour is quite sweet, malty, caramel, some smoke, alcohol. Warming mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes quite warm, long, malty.
 A little unbalanced, quite hot. Good but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2200) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2014
bottle A Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark brown, beige rim head, streaks of lace. Aroma of smoky malt. Taste is malt that has a burst of sweet early on, but reveals smoke on the swallow. The sweet malt returns for a curtain call in the finish. Solid brew, solid smoke (but never overpowering). Recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (130) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Drank it a couple of times, review combined (current+from notes). Aroma of pumpernickel bread, smoked ham, dried fruits with a note of honey. A bit of regional polish smoked cheese - oscypek in the background as well. Very strong and complex. Taste is definitely sweet, but it has a bit of bitterness as a counter. Maybe a tad too sweet, but the complexity of this beer is very good. Low carbonation, alcohol hidden perfectly - hard to believe it has 11%. Overall it’s a great beer, but it could use a year or 2 of refermentation to convert this sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle given to me by my wife for Father’s Day. Pours a light cola colour, super fluffy off white head, tons of lace. Nose is smokey, but not overpowering. Sweet malts. Tastes really sweet, a little spicy, the smokiness is strong at first then fades and becomes quite enjoyable. This is not my favourite style, but they did a great job.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1066) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a clear amber color with a slight head. The aroma is shoe polish the taste is a smokey Gouda with a residual flavor of shoe polish. Hmmmm

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3546) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2014
From a 50 cl bottle. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Smoky aroma. Flavors of caramel and peat. Pretty well disguised boozy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4945) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Poured a dark brown color with an average, off-white head. Aroma was astringent alcohol, some fruity notes, light herbal notes. Too much smoke, meaty notes. Okay.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YantarCoast (184) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from GlavPivMag in Moscow. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, rye and fruit. Taste is very smokey. Don't really like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"pours dark and thick. somewhere between a porter and a barleywine. aroma of smoke, sweet malts, and fish? feel is thick, gotta pour hard to get head, but it’s thick as well. flavor is smooth but strong. fairly aggressive smoked malt, more fishiness (but not like Alaskan) very sweet, almost sticky. NOT an everyday drinker but a cool beer that got better as it went."


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