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


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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wischylini (271) - Grimstad, - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a fairly clear mahogany, with no head at all. The aromas on the nose are intense, with a dark and heavy top note of dried fruits and leather, and smoke. The aromas that develop in the mouth are intense, with more fruit, leather, smokiness, liqourice, peatiness reminiscent of scotch, earth and wood. The taste is very sweet, yet has an astringent finish, there’s also some saltiness in there. The palate is thick, heavy and mildly carbonated. With lots of aromas, a powerful taste, a thick palate and a high ABV (although not noticeable on the taste), this makes for a complex beer that is very easy to find interesting, but hard to find enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dermi (1157) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2016
50 cl, bottled. Pours black with a small tanned head. Aroma: Roasted malt, smoke, rye bread, alcohol. Taste: Medium sweet, roasted malt, smoke, coffee, leather. Rye bread. Mild alcohol. Palate: Medium body, oily feel. Average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tranquillity (1936) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottled. Black opaque. Beige head. The aroma is smoky, the taste is amazing. Smoke, malt, port wine and fruits. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2469) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 19, 2016
0,1l from bottle at Craft Bier Fest Wien shared with Saeglopur. dark brown color, small tan head. smells of dark fruits, earthy, some peat, spices, bit milky, light raisins. overall nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of caramel, some peat, spices, licorice, earthy, dried fruits, raisins, bit leathery. finishes lightly bitter with notes of leathery, peat and some earthy notes. quite good one, overall surprisingly smooth, but also rather heavy though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1822) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 18, 2016
From bottle at CBF Wien.
Dark brown body, with a small, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of peat, cocoa, dark chocolate, some dark fruits, some coffee.
Tastes of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, dried fruits, peat, some citrus, booze.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty, citric, medium alcoholic, a bit wooden, with cocoa, subtle coffee.

Very nice. The nose is a bit too peaty for me, which I don’t like much, but the taste is really lovely, big, smooth and diverse. Quite heavy stuff, but a really enjoyable sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6294) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2016
BB log, Bottle in 2011-12 from Canals west Deptford, shared with Joe. Pours a pitch black color with one finger sized head. Smell and flavor of peat, smoked malt, nuts, dark fruit, and other candy sugar type sweetness but its also pretty smokey. Not my favorite style but alright

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (467) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2016
Almost black very thick barley wine. Clear smoke and licorice on the nose, yet quite subtle. Dark roasted malts giving coffee, chocolate and roasted bitterness. Yet also sweetness and dried fruits. Smoke not too present. Alcohol well hidden. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2096) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle Aroma-smoke, alcohol, fruits Appearance-ruby, clear, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12355) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
[9/25/16] Draught sample at Borefts After Festival 2016 in Rotterdam. Brown. Smoky, peaty, malt, caramel. Sweet, light bitterish note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1833) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2016
Sampled at Borefts After Fest 2016, Kaapse. Dark caramel pour with a light tan head. Notes of dried fruit, peat, cherries, smoke. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4422) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle at first Wednesday tasting at De Molen. Clear dark brown pour. Aroma of spicy malts, slightly smokey, caramel, sugars. Flavor is quite sweet, slightly spicy and very well balanced. Thick body.

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