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


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RATINGS: 692   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1890) - Oslo, - NOV 11, 2012
Ta-daaa! Rating number 500, finally I’m a beer demigod! This one pours a dark copper body with a very small, light-brown head that pretty soon reduces to a thin film with some additional build-up at the walls of my snifter. Some lacing are left on the glass, but not much. The aroma is strong and is dominated by wood smoke and peat, but there are also some smoked meat and sausages. More importantly there are also definite hoppy notes in the back, making the aroma more refreshing than pure smoke and liquid meat. A hint of the high ABV can also be detected. The taste is heavy to moderate sweet and is elegantly backed up by a moderate plus bitterness. Initially the sugary flavour profile is govern by strong notes of smoke and peat with a solid hoppy resinous background. There are also vague elements of overripe fruits that magically transforms into sweet dark dried fruits as the beer warms up. I also get chocolate as the beer reaches a more fitting temperature. The mouthfeel is close to perfect, it’s lovely vinous with a full body, an oily texture and soft carbonation. The alcohol is masterly integrated. A very nice barley wine and by far the best smoked beer I’ve ever had! So, 500 ratings, how many more do I need before I stop feeling like a complete beer novice?
[50 cl bottle, batch 749B, enjoyed 10 months after bottling/9 years 2 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6607) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2017
Aroma and flavor is smoke/malts, fruit and a mix of sweetness and alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlazerT (1000) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 15, 2017
Karmelowa, ulepkowata słodycz BW, niezwykle stonowana, nie zamulająca. Gdzieś tam w tle suszone owoce, figi, rodzynki. Znakomicie wkomponowane aromaty dymione, super komponują się z całością. CIało pełne, gęste, ulepkowate, gladkie, wysycenie niskie. Bardziej mu do BW niż jakiegoś smoked. Bardzo w stylu "słodkich" piw Nogne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beton (359) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (883) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jookos (6249) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Orange_times (266) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puredelusion (363) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1422) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2017

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

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

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

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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (2556) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2017
0,5l fles bij lion gedeeld Zwart met een crème kraag. Salmiak, zoete soja, rook en mokka. Fantastic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
datrael (411) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 29, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 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.

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