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Nørrebro Little Korkny Ale 2007 & 2009 Niepoort Barrel

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Formerly brewed at Nørrebro Bryghus
Style: Barley Wine
København, Denmark
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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
(on bottle) This might be one of the best BWs I´ve had. Very complex and smooth, the mix of heavy beer and the port is present in such a fine aroma; I could snif the whole bottle dry, did I not have such a weak personality. Tart woody notes, soft with vanilla, wet leather, and fresh figs, combined with he rich maly and robust alcohol is great. Just a slight carbonation to swrl all the goodiness up. Draw a thick curtain of lacing on the glass, the taste is also hols liqouríce, some dried fruits; over al, a more heavy profile, wich the alcoholwarmth really compliments beautifully. Long and warm finish, some tobaco and more leather/port It´s simply a gem of a beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
375ml bottle, thanks peregrinari (and Shaun Hill). Small off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is sweet, caramel, cherry/orange, some grapefruit, alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel, plum/port, some orange, light alcohol. Sticky full body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Different (203) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
Brown/black colour with af creamy beige top. Aroma are malt, sweet, rasin, Flavours sweet caramel and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2010
38cl, brew anno 2007, Limited Release No. 6, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2009, thx to MadsNP!, complex brew, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, but very expensive!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle shared by Max- Thanks! Pours a deep muddy brown with a thinning head. Aroma is oxidized already, fairly woody and earthy with some slight sweet wine notes, cognac, soy and meaty oxidation- almost pork or pig like- ham, some bacon in there as well- some sugary sweetness, and slight maple sweetness/oxidation with figs, and other dried sweet fruits. Flavor is more sweetness, maple, honey, soy, ox saltiness, meat, raisin, fig, deep toasted and stewed malts, caramel, toffee, molasses, plums, brown sugar, soy and slight papery oxidation. THe barrel aging really sped up the aging of this beer such that it seemed over 10 years old already. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2010
Bottle from Max. Big, sweet, lightly port, oxidized aroma, a lot of grape, malt, beet sugar. Strong, very flavorful, I guess, some metal and sherry oxidation notes, decently drinkable, heavy but not too rough. A tad boozy. A decent experiment, better than most.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rane (848) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown with small brown head, looking quite flat. Aroma first off all sweet, alcoholic, prunes and a little oxidised, not much port. Taste way too sweet, cloying, strong alcoholic and some very weak port notes. Finish weak port notes but most of all cloying sweet. I still haven´t tasted a barrel aged beer that convinced me that barrel ageing add anything positive to a beer. It takes away the freshness and and adds a lot of sugar and cloying sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is bready malt, light port, berries, cherry, vineous. Flavour is sweet caramel, vineous, cherry, berries. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yumyum (210) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2010
pours a very dark amber with minimal head. Great complextity on the nose and taste. dark fruit (plums, dark grapes,) with a slight woodiness. Nice balance, not too sweet, slightly alcoholic, Amoungst my favourite barley wines.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Brown pour. Sweet aroma, delicious brown sugar, burned caramel and some booze. Flavor is sweet and malty. Nice and robust. Damn great beer. Thanks to hophead84!!


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