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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Smoked
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 689   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5103) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2012
500 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but should be at least a year old. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown with a thin light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin film that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, molasses, toast, pine, citrus rind, raisin, smoke, wood, spicy rye, bread, earth, tobacco, herbal spiciness, and light alcohol esters. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of molasses, caramel, fig, toast, pine, citrus rind, floral, biscuit, raisin, prune, smoke, spicy rye, earth, tobacco, wood, and herbal spiciness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, dark fruits, tobacco, toast, earth, spicy rye, light smoke, wood, light pine, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. The minimal carbonation definitely works well here. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent smoked rye barleywine. Great flavor complexity, depth, and balance; very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (808) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2017
Svart hvor noe lys slipper gjennom i kantene. En fingerbredde med kompakt, beige skum. Søt røyk i duften sammen med tørket frukt treverk og noe tobakk. Svisker slår til først i smaken. Røyken kommer senere sammen med fiken og vanilje. Tykk munnfølelse sammen med en behagelig alkoholvarme.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jookos (5981) - FINLAND - FEB 8, 2017
bottle, alko arkadia. dark brown. smokey malty nose, like really dry beef jerky, almost to the point its gone woody, malty, pleasant, nice. full intense thick bodied. good bitters, sweets, balanced and clean, well made nögne-y. smoky, nice though, not overpowering but still very very dominant. woody. malty, rye bready. soft smooth, surprisingly non-repulsive despite being high abv *and* smoked. have had a couple already, so cant feel the booze, but definitely a slight alcohol burn in the finish. really thick, but kinda nice clean flavoured drink. one of those that are that well made & clean flavoured, but just filled with everything, that one, if inclined to beer nerdyness, could go on all night babbling about all the different nuances found, and imagined. great brew. basically a shitload of a lot tossed together, but .. came out nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Orange_times (238) - UKRAINE - FEB 2, 2017
Pours black colour with light brown head. Intense aroma of smoke. Highly sweet, lightly bitter, no sourness. Full body, stong sweet amoked aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puredelusion (341) - Lviv, UKRAINE - FEB 2, 2017
Sample. Pours dark brown color with small off-white head. Aroma of smoke, malts. Medium sweet, light bitter flavor, smoke, chocolate. Full body, soft carbonation. Medium long sweet smoked finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1297) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, molasses, bread, roasted malts and smoke.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque red/dark brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit and molasses; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, roasted malts and smoke.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Amazing idea to bring smoked malts to a Barley Wine. Sweet with loads of dark fruit and a perfect finish to match this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (2475) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2017
0,5l fles bij lion gedeeld Zwart met een crème kraag. Salmiak, zoete soja, rook en mokka. Fantastic

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (364) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 29, 2017
W aromacie bardzo owocowo i jednocześnie torfowo, wędzonkowo, bardzo przyjemny zapach. W wyglądzie brązowe z obrączką beżowej piany. W smaku dominuje torf i wędzonka, do tego ciemne owoce, melasa i karmel. Ciało dość gęste, degustacyjne. Ogólnie bardzo fajny wędzony barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (980) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu snifteriin täysin mustana ja noin sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on ennen kaikkea karamellista ja marjaista otetta sekä tervaisuuteen kääntyvää savuisuutta. Hiven puumaisuutta ja turvettakin on joukossa. Maussa on vahvimpana karamelli ja terva, alla on puuta ja turpeisuutta sekä hiven jotain sitruksen kuorimaisuutta. Suutuntuma on melko täyteläinen ja humalointi tuntuu ja kuivattaa, vaikka alku on makeahko, mutta kokonaisuus on hieman karkeahko. Hyvin tehty ja ennen kaikkea hyvin erilainen savuolut, turpeisuus sopii hyvin barley winen päälle. Ikääon reilusti (pantu 10.12.2014), ja se tuntuu karheutena.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (959) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Mahogany brown colour with beige very small head going to the sides of the glass. Aroma has leather, smoke, cigar, some wooden note, port wine. Taste is a bit on the sweet side. Smoked malts, peat, cigar, wooden notes and port wine. Some alcohol is noticeable after warming up a little, but not too much. Full body and lowish carbonation. Really interesting smoked beer. I really enjoyed the port wine notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDesmadre (3625) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle. Subtle peated smoke, dates, raisins, plums, cherries, port wine, light chocolate underneath. Oily from the rye, well paired with molasses. Thick, sweet, velvety smooth, getting less fruity and more dark malty as it nears the throat, gettign peated dry in the finish. Great flavour depth, awesome composition.


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