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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 564   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (765) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with thin oily brown head. Manure, leather, smoke, prunes, caramel. Highly sweet, moderately bitter. Full bodied, sticky, creamy. Almost Schnapps-like. I could dig this if I were outdoors in the frigid cold on the verge of hypothermia, but a little too much for normal consumption.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1242) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Rouge brunâtre, avec un col de mousse couleur érable, et une texture mi-épaisse. Le nez est de malts fumés, de vin rouge, de sucre d’orge, le tout étant très terreux. Très sucrée et dense en bouche, puissante dans tous ses aspects (fumée, sucre, même les houblons en finale), sirupeuse et liquoreuse, elle est pratiquement inclassable, empruntant à au moins cinq styles sans s’établir fermement nulle part. Ceci dit, une chose est sûre, c’est une expérience couronnée de succès.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (736) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 BOTTLE 50CL from Cunningham. Thank, Henrik! Look: hazy dark chestnut-brown, beige frothy head. Aroma: intensely smoky, dried prunes and sweet caramel, dark bread spice, fortified wine. Taste: rich flavour, not as smoky as aroma suggests, dried fruit, tye bread, well hidden alcohol, some bitterness and some roasty notes too, black currant tartness/astringency. Excellent, world class brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baton (33) - Łódź, POLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with small, quick disappearing head. Aroma: smoke, peated, dark and red fruits, licorice, a bit of alcohol. Taste: the same like aroma. Small bitterness. Nearly flat carbonation, full body and oily texture. Good beer to slowly tasting.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Draught at The White Horse, Parson’s Green on 24 Nov 2012. Poured black, with a very thin tan head. Aroma of smoked malts, toffee and dark fruits. Full mouth feel. Slight medicinal note in the taste, but in a good way. Also some caramel and earthy grains. Finish was peat, treacle, nice burnt bitterness and some coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogniskowicz (70) - - AUG 4, 2014
Parametry potężne (50 IBU, przy 11% alkoholu, 26% ekstraktu), do tego wędzone słody i słód żytni. W zapachu intensywna wędzonka, paloność i alkohol. Wbrew pozorom ładnie Smak to istna rozkosz Wędzone słody, ciasteczka toffi, paloność, żywice amerykańskie, trochę suszonych owoców (śliwki, rodzynki), czekolada, kawa, w końcu wytrawna goryczka z słonym posmakiem i grzejący przełyk szlachetny alkohol. Piwo świetnie zbilansowane, o dziwo pijalne (choć jedno to aż nadto !) i pomimo oleistośći i cieżaru dość szybko znikające ze szklanki. Napewno nie dla każdego, ale warto się z tym mocarzem zmierzyć

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (493) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Brune aux reflets rouges. Très sucré. Très fumée. Bois (cerisier). Caramel au beurre salé. Malté/bonbon. Sucre d'orge. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Riche. Cerise noire. Banane. Pruneau. Sirop d'érable. Magnifique

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kraddel (2966) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at barely legal tasting room thnx to julio and ògí . Pours black /brown no real foam . Scent is smoke , metal . Good carbo . Smoked , yet doable taste . Bit bitter . Not my thing , yet not the worst

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crlnts (275) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Brown with beige head. Sweet, caramel, dough, alcohol and smoke. Sticky with thick body. Not a fan.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (442) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malty and smokey, no doubt. Taste is molasses, rich smooth malts, and smokey wood. The smoke and the creaminess really comes out in the mid palate followed by a mildly bitter finish. Truely interesting and would probably pair well with BBQ’s and braais. Like it. A toast to Norwegian craft! For those of you who might be in Lakeland, go get some smoked brisket from Fat Maggie’s to accompany this beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (41) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a nice chocolate with thin creamy head, lace stays around forever. Aroma of smoked meat and a slightly sweet secondary smell. Definitely taste the smoke up front with a huge bitter toffee hit behind it. Balanced out with sweet malty flavours. Coats the mouth incredibly. Nice, slight carbonation and perfectly weighted. This beer really hides the big ABV well


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