Linnet (1807) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: cloudy ruby/copper body, no head.
Aroma: Smoked meat, burnt wood, malts, alcohol, hops and yeast.
Flavour: Smoked meat! sticky malts, alcohol, big bite, acidity.
Mouthfeel: rich, thick and sugary.
Total: This is very exciting and interesting, but I wonder if it would have been better without the smoke.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown more mahogany pour mild carbonation weak biege head aroma very smokey chocolate bourbon vanilla rye not strong due to the smokey malt coffee dark fruit liccorice mild sweetness not much sweet alcohol if any Flavour excellent bitter smooth good grade ibu sweet malt liccorice caramel chocolate bourbon rye smoothness dark fruit forget the alcohol it has been obliterated by some great flavours finish clasy ale malt is brillianty smokey rye a real plus bitter sweet tastes giving a superb aftertaste top stuff
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle). Pours dark brown with off white-head. Hazy with lots of sediment. Aroma is smoky like beef jerky Taste is sweet and smoky. Medium bodied with thin/creamy texture. Excellent beer. If a smoked beer could be subtle, then this is it. Would definitely get again.
drjay44 (3652) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours a thin short lived head, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 38) body....nose is molasses, soy, Boveril, beef, light smoke...taste is sweet to start, then dried fruits including cherry, raisin, finishing yeasty, beefy, and slightly bitter....mouth feel is thick and chewy, alcohol remarkably well hidden, carbonation makes a creamy sensation. This is very thick, very heavy, very complex, lightly smoked, and in spite of the initial sweetness, remarkably well balanced. Smoked Barley Wines are not yet a category. BJCP 7/3/15/5/7
Geokkjer (7608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Pours cloudy dark brown with an almost beige head.Aroma is dark chocolate ,sweet and smoked malt and dark berries with hint of burnt bread crust.Flavor is sweet malt ,warming alcohol ,caramel and smoke.Full body,average carbonation, long sweet finish.A really nice and heavy beer.
madsberg (11761) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep dark amber colourned. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of light smoke, spice, light roast, light fruits. Flavour of ripe fruits, brown sugar, vague smoke, vanilla, alcohol. Medium bodied. Fruity and smoky end. Warming on lips and palate.
shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Redish brown under the light. Smoky hop with fruity aroma. The smoked flavour reminds me bonito flakes. Quite syruppy, mellow on the toungue. maple syrup & low key bitter finish leaving slight spiciness on the toungue.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown, thin tan head. Low carbonation, so only a little head.
The aroma shows off a lot of rich malts, but the smoked malt cuts through adding a layer of marmitey complexity.
The smoked flavour comes through much more in the flavour, playing off the rich malt body with twang of orangey hop.
I didn’t know what I was getting into when I cracked this - the label doesn’t reveal much about the style, but that made the experience all the more invigorating.
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Pours dark brown with a slight red and orange tint. Very nice light brown colored head. The aroma is not like other smoked beers that I’ve had, a little heavy on the alcohol flavor with notes of roasted malts, bourbon, and sweet liquorish. Taste has no barbecue flavor (like other smoked) at all and is more like a sweet bourbon stout with slight floral and fruitiness throughout. Pretty good.
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(500 ml bottle, batch #400 & brygget 211208 @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated @ 5.12.2009.)
Deep red colour and a small white head. Fruity and sweet aroma with spices in addition to roasted malts and chocolate. Very strong flavour with notes of smoke and caramel. Intense. Alcohol comes through in the end. Highly complex smoked beer, but it’s what you’d expect from Nøgne Ø.
Rating #100 @ Ratebeer. Many left.