redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Smokey, caramel malts with rich molasses aromas, very earthy. Pours muddy brownish amber with no head. Rich malts, caramel and molasses with sweet smoke and a sweet spicy finish. Intense flavors and very warming. Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. A really interesting beer. Pours a dark amber with a soft, creamy tan head. Aroma holds notes of fruit, citrus hops, booze, caramel and smoke. Flavor begins sweet with lots of citrus and fruit punch then gives way to smokey malts. Really weird but really good. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and some mild warmth. Finishes with some citrus hops and short smoke. Very good. NMC01 (70) - DENMARK - AUG 3, 2010
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Lovely barley wine with fair hop amount. The smokey note is vague and evenfurther quickly disappearing. Sweet with the notorious dried fruit taste profile which is nicely balanced with the proper hop burden. As always Nøgne Ø is the provider of excellent ales. The beer is wrongly categorized as a smoked; it should have been classified as a barley wine-style. olsvammel (7312) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2010
(50 cl bottle) It had a sweet flavour of cupcakes, oranges, caramel and dark bread. Fairly complex and interesting, I didn’t actually know this was a barley wine when I had it and had problems getting the style right. pilsnerrogge (3021) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2010
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Pours dark -almost black- brown with a small, creamy head. Aroma is smoke and bacon with some suble notes of chocolate. Sweet, thick syrup-y mouth feel. Flavour is quite sweet and has notes of charcoal, smoke and warming alcohol. Interesting.
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho.
I dont remember it being that smokey, but i really dug it, tons of weird herbal flavors, light in body and easy to drink. had hints of lipton, unique and tasty. Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2010
On tap at rattle n hum. A waxy smokey, roast malts, caramel. Decent brew but not amazing. finol (3524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2010
Pours black with a beige head.
Licorice and light smoke. Good but simple. Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle,from Systembolaget: Dark hazy red/black colour, nice creamy Head. Aroma is sweet malty, dark choclate, raisins, tar, smokey, alcy, and a nice smokey/bitter ending, Flavor had a nice cramy mouth feeling of smokey,tar, citrus, vanilla,dark choclate,werry round mouth feeling, that was a surpice for a beer who has a style as smokey. Enyway nice medium body,and a nice creamy sweet chocolate/smokey finish, This reminds moore than a IMP Porter/Batlywine than a smokey beer.
Well done Mr. Jikun! larsniclas (7284) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2010
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a beige/off-white head.
Slightly smokey, roasted aroma. Sweet fruits.
Oily palate with an almost sugary sweetness. Loads of sweet fruits and slightly smoked; tar, wood, chocolate...