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Nørrebro Little Korkny Ale 2007 & 2009 Niepoort Barrel

Formerly brewed at Nørrebro Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
København, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Editor’s note: 512 bottles of 37,5 cl made in the original 2007 version. A later 2009 version was released in 2011.

Danish: En Barley wine på 12% alk. Efter gæring har denne øl lagret i 9 måneder på ståltank, hvorefter den er lagret yderligere 12 måneder på Niepoort fade. Duften i denne ekstremt intense og komplekse øl er domineret af kraftige malttoner, hvor også rosiner og nødder trænger sig på. Smagen er fyldig, vinøs og portvinspræget med blød eg bag. Den lange eftersmag er varm og alkoholisk med en let sødme.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlackerMads (2684) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Murky brown with no head. Dark dried fruits, brown sugarness and some light sourness in the nose. Flavour has coffee, syrup, grain, wood, port. Medium body, oily texture, no carbonation, sweet, light bitter. Uneventful and flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3495) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2014
Sampler at What’s Brewing 2014, Stavanger. Clear deep mahogany colored, headless body. Port, dates, raisin, malts and barrel on the nose. Sweet and fruity flavors with prunes, raisins and barrel notes prominent. Full bodied, flat and oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (282) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2014
Es una cerveza de un color profundo Marrón rojizo con un debil cabeza de espuma. Aroma a frutos negros, melaza, frutos secos, malta y alcohol. En boca es muy dulce y un poco amarga. Cuerpo medio, textura cremosa. Una excelente cerveza.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle split at Jack the Ripper tasting, big thanks to Paulo the completist for the 3rd in the Lil Korkney set of 4, 12/05/14. 2007 vintage. Hazed mahogany brown with little in the way of a head. Nose is thinner than the previous versions (base and bourbon), sweet notes, toffee, spice, light boozey stewings, dates, a little musty, figgy jam. Taste comprises soy sauce, more figorama, dark fruit roulade, toffee, spice. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying closed with a lightly oxidised jacket and sweet tongue lashings. Still a drinkable sipper 7 years on but like its bourbon brother feels a little tired. Base beer still the best at 3.6 for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle @ Jack the Sipper. Deep reddish brown with a small head. Very fruity coffee came covered in raisin. Red berry, cranberry. Chocolate malt. Taste is extraordinarily sweet. Crazy red fruits. Fruit by the foot and fruit gushers. Coffee, chocolate. Jesus, this is sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (17470) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Paulio. Pours brown, lightly murky, with a faint, bubbly tan head. The nose has some wet wood, old earth, rotting berries. Nice flavor, lots of gooey fruits, hefty dates, toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm to hot finish with lots of toffee, figs, raisins, toffee, grapes, a bit of tangy wood, cherry. Great depth. Certainly a hearty beer. A true sipping beer. Take it slow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11558) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 2007 bottle, thanks to me. It pours darkest brown with no head whatsoever. The nose is sweet, figgy, raisin, raisin, jam, mega sweet, wood, candy and jam. The taste is sweet, light tang, dark fruits, figgy pudding, jammy, berry, candy, light alcohol, oxidised notes, brown sugar and candy with tangy, sweet finish. Full body, soft carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Soft and smooth. Pretty sweet stuff, but a nice sipper anyhow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (1071) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2013
Rate No. 300 I decided to rate my oldest beer the 2007 Little Korkny Ale Niepoort Barrel. Cloudy brown color, no head. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, port wine, nuts, wet wood. Taste is medium sweet, roasted flavor, nuts, cherries, dry finish. Medium body, creamy texture, flat carbonation. So complex and different a real treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (15973) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
DØE. Unclear dark brown without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, wood and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and mdoerate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 240513

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle @ DØE. Very dark brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, yeast, wood, niepoort, port, oak, vanilla and toasted. Flavour is malt, wood, yeast, niepoort, port, vinous, vanilla, medium sweet, caramel, little plume, toasted, and dark fruit.

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