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


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RATINGS: 695   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, - JUN 27, 2009
Clear dark amber body with a beige creamy head; Very sweet malt syrup nose, backed by a light fruity touch; Very sweet body, actually quite spicy, biting carbonation; Long sweet finish, spicy but I am not sure where it comes from, very lightly smoked aroma. This beer could be way way better.

CraftBeerNick (2734) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2017
2012 bottle, at home, 4th October 17. Pours a black beer, nice tight throthy head. Aroma is iodine, smoke, liquorice, roasted malt. Taste is iodine, tcp, slight medicinal, liquorice, roasty. Good, similar to a smoked imperial stout.

BenL8 (246) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 23, 2017
Pours dark brown, little head. Aroma is very smoked, whisky, sour dough - peated malt is really dominant. Big body, thick mouthfeel. Flavour is malty sweet, peaty, a tad acidic, some roastiness. Very sweet as expected from a barley wine with a nice rye bite. Not always a fan of smoked beer, this is nice though.

vincentvega72 (854) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 Donker bier. Dikke compacte off-white schuimkraag. Rook, leer, tabak, donker fruit, kruidig, zoetje. Hele volle smaak, boozy, licht plakkerig. Mooie warme afdronk, licht subtiel bittertje. Stroperige, rokerige zoetigheid. Topbier.

islay (2931) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2017
16.9 oz. bottle, consumed on 8-31-17. �Best fore: 12.01.22. Brygget: 12.01.12.� Pours an opaque, medium to dark brown with a small to moderate amount of beige head. Sweet, smoky, chemical, tart aroma. Scents of port wine, campfire, cooked carrots, and strawberries. Flavor hues closely to aroma. Leathery, malty taste. There�s an artificial, chemical element that isn�t ideal. Definitely smoky, although that�s not necessarily the most notable part of the flavor or aroma. Boozy. Simultaneously sweet and bitter. Medium to full body, not quite as full as I would�ve expected from the ABV. Somewhat smooth in the palate. Unremarkable palate effects. Overall, a decent and memorable beer. Not great, but certainly not bad, and it is interesting.>3.5

NORSAND (109) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2017
(Batch 1326-B, brewed 10.12.2014. So despite having been bought just recently at the Norwegian wine monopoly, it’s already 3,5 years old) POURS reddish brown with a lasting medium sized, beige head. NOSE: Sweet, dark and smokey malt notes, some caramel. Lovely woodsmoke, some dark mushrooms, smoked meat. TASTE: The arrival is rich, initially dry, then turns semi sweet, with lots of lovely wood smoke, forest notes, toasted barley, toasted coffee, caramel and some vanilla. The body is rich, the texture creamy and smooth from carbonation. The exit is drier, with a nice, moderate hops bitterness covering up the underlying sweetness, notes of liquorice, burnt wood, smoked meat, smoked ham, even slightly reminiscent of smoked rich (oily) fish and it’s all very good. The aftertaste is long, moderately bittersweet with lingering smoke and toasted coffee notes and a spiciness which I imagine stems from the 20% rye content. I love this beer and its sweet / hops bitter / smoke balance. I think this beer has further aging / development potential.

klm1 (1785) - Bled/SF, - AUG 12, 2017
Release [email protected]: Pours redish dark brown, opaque with creamy beige head. Aroma: rich malt character with notes of toffee, caramel, peat, smoked, woody, sherry-like alcohol....flavor is mmuch more intense and complex: malt character takes on caramel (just a hint!), toffee, chocolate, hint of coffee, peat, hint of smoked, supported with dark&stone fruits like esters, woody tannins, sherry-like alcohol (warmth), molasses, hint of licorice..vanillin. Dry, slightly syrupy & bitter finish. Full body, smooth, almost syrupy creamy texture and moderate carbonation. I did not expecte something like that... Truly amazing & underrated beer. Fresh one was problably too hard to drink but mine was more than 3 years old...and there’s no doubt, perfectly blended.

bonev (957) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Kolor brazowy z lekko zabarwiona sredniopecherzykowa piana. Czuc aromaty wedzonki i dymu z ogniska, lekki alkohol i konkretna podbudowa slodowa. Zyto jeszcze bardziej zagescilo konsystencje i stalo sie bardzej kleiste. Suszone kandyzowane owoce i troche karmelu. Slodkie i mulace, pomimo iz jestem wielkim fanem wedzonek to efekt dymu jeszcze bardziej to piwo zamulil i ciezko mi je bylo do konca wypic.

alex_leit (5025) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown color, good creamy foam. Smoked aroma, cheese, caramel or other malts, wine, creosote. Taste: caramel, whisky, peat, sweet, wine, very good.

cirob (9) - Marano di Napoli, ITALY - JUL 11, 2017 does not count
E’ una barley wine norvegese, la Sunturnbrew del birrificio Nogne, che viene prodotta in inverno, durante il solstizio, il giorno più buio dell’anno.... Il colore, come si nota dalla foto, è scuro, la luce non filtra, non si riesce a vedere attraverso, la schiuma è di un leggero color cappuccino e non persiste tantissimo, ma per provare questa birra non c’è bisogno degli occhi, ma del naso e della bocca... Al naso, infatti, sentori di affumicato, di speck, di leggera torrefazione e anche crosta di pane, ma al gusto la birra esplode in tutti i suoi sapori: affumicato, tostato, note di castagna... (amici che l’hanno provata sentivano lo speck!!), poi la birra scivola e sfuma dolcemente e piacevolmente, lasciando una nota amaricante, che non persiste eccessivamente.

minihame2 (724) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Black colour, creamy, light tan head. Somewhat sweet, malty aroma, light smokiness, some alcohol aroma, almost like bourbon. Rich flavoured taste, intense smoke, roasted malts, some hops and bitterness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is oily, above medium body, low carbonation. Really nice smoked beer, great flavours and overall, really rich beer as expected from Nogne.

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