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Røyk Uten Ild (Smoke Without Fire) - HaandBryggeriet

Røyk Uten Ild (Smoke Without Fire)Røyk Uten Ild (Smoke Without Fire)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.61%


Brewed by:
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Norway

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnnyP3 on 10-15-2010)
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Docrock

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-20-2013 21:18:14 | More by Docrock
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-21-2014 01:52:05 | More by afsdan
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-07-2014 05:00:41 | More by tom10101
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BierJager89

California

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a big mocha head.

S: Smoke, licorice, molasses, dark chocolate and coffee in the nose.

T: Dark chocolate, a bit of smoke, some coffee. Pretty good. Almost a bit tart. Maybe some lemon.

M: Full bodied and kind of smooth.

O: If you like smoky scotchy stouts, I definitely recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 21:19:09 | More by BierJager89
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-28-2013 17:59:44 | More by Kirk
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-12-2013 21:14:10 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-24-2013 17:07:39 | More by jaydoc
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wrw5031

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-18-2013 22:44:36 | More by wrw5031
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-01-2013 00:38:09 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Beardcore

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-03-2013 22:28:21 | More by Beardcore
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is an intense beer and glad to not see it in a 750ml bottle.

I'm going to call its color black, because it's darn dark. Huge off tan head, spotty lacing, thick bed of foam as it settles. Yum!

Aroma has smoke for sure. A bit of peatiness that is a bit astringent but works well in the nose. Dark roasted malt, just shy of chocolate. Leather and hints of old wood

Flavor takes a dip a bit. The peatiness comes on heavy here. Not quite cloying but close. It has a sharpness that makes the smoke lose character a bit. Almost like charred grain...almost. But the smoke is darn good. Dark caramel, baked in leather wraps. Some earthy spice.

The feel is a bit much. It's not smooth. The peat or something gives it tannins that overpower the flavor. I'd like to enjoy the smoke and malt, but not be reminded of the feel...if that makes sense.

Still, a great beer. Probably best with burnt ends brisket. Mmmm...

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 05:05:34 | More by Mebuzzard
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-25-2013 12:15:31 | More by liamt07
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep amber-chestnut, tan head, great retention, leaves a bit of lace.

S: Nice smoky aroma, roasted nuts, light caramel.

T: Roasted nut, rye bread, dark caramel, peppery spice, honey-like sweetness with a solid bitterness for balance. Nice amount of smoke. There's certainly a lot of flavour here, but it's not all that well integrated, so it seems a bit harsh.

M: Moderate body has a light residual sweetness and a hint of acidity.

O: An interesting brew, but not really to my taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:55:52 | More by Derek
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-07-2013 16:48:56 | More by Zachtheporter
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-01-2013 00:00:28 | More by schopenhauerale
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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adamcthomp

Spain

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-30-2013 22:52:19 | More by adamcthomp
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-24-2013 03:47:45 | More by MarkyMOD
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My wife picked up a Sculpin and I wanted a sexy beer for the night too.

Large tan head springs forth from a dark brown beer. Ruby highlights. Batch #273. Last sip looks as good as the first.

Intensely smoky aroma. A little meaty like beef soaked in a dark marinade. Worcestershire. Mild wheaty twang and light brown turbinado, tamarind sweetness.

As smoky as it smells. Smoke hits the palette 1st but rolls into a carmelized glaze reduction. Long, lingering smoke mouth aftertaste.

Smoke is good.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 22:37:48 | More by donkeyrunner
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. What? Where there's smoke, there's fire, or so I've always been taught. Do things work differently in the land of fjords? What sayeth Slartibartfast of Magrathea on the matter?

This beer pours a murky, dark dirty brownish amber colour (this conveys smoke rather well, thank you very much, left brain!), with three fingers of puffy, foamy, shiny ecru head, which leaves some crudely broad caricatures of arched lace around the glass as it evenly bleeds away.

It smells of moderately smoky, somewhat seaside oriented in its bearing, bready, salted caramel malt, a soft, singed generic orchard fruitiness, some understated nutty milk chocolate, and weirdly funky, herbal hops. The taste is rather cocoa-heavy at the outset, the smoke saving its focus for the late arriving caramelized toffee malt, some persistent, if still underwhelming apple and pear fruit esters, persistently prickly earthy, leafy hops, and a slightly warming, swirling alcohol edge.

The carbonation is average, if just a bit more slavish to the frothing, effervescent manner, the body a steady medium weight, and smooth in a battlefield sense - calm now, sure - but what to expect right around the corner? It finishes off-dry, as the chocolate maltiness, lingering burnt fruit, and still unloved caramel notes combine to hold the persistent smoke at bay.

A decent smoked beer, a league or two more palatable than the last similar offering from this particular nation (I'm looking straight at you Nøgne Ø). The key seems to be the integration, because while it is indeed smoky, we're led to perceive this as a sub-attribute of whatever typical beer meme we're currently sussing out, rather than as an overarching component of the whole. As wanky as that was, it's true, and a straight-up compliment to the brewer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 06:27:56 | More by biboergosum
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dendroaspis

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-22-2013 05:18:13 | More by dendroaspis
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andant

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-31-2012 03:41:24 | More by andant
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 17/12/12

A doesn't look that dark as it pours out of the bottle but once in the glass its not quite black but quite dark, large 3 finger mocha foam sits around for a few sips leaving a single ring of lace

S the smoke is there but not over the top, some smoked spiced apple with some faint hops, a little nutty toffee and milk chocolate, not quite funky but the yeast profile is unfamiliar to me but I like it.

T the fruity, smokey notes are interesting and again mellow smoke works well with the chocolate, tastes solid but the nose had more complexity and intensity

M not as thick as you expect from the color but easy to drink not being as heavy, carbonation's almost foamy but not quite, a little slick after the fact with a lingering smoked chocolate aftertaste

O I rather liked this one, a nice smoked brew. The smoke is mellow allowing other aspects to play a part and no booze at any point, I could drink another

I'm pretty happy with this brewery and my ability to buy it in my home town, well worth trying and looking for if your a smoked malt fan

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 02:36:09 | More by wordemupg
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9 fl oz brown bottle served in a chalice.
Batch 426, total bottles 2160.

Deep oak color with a shade of maple. Carbonation-filled, foamy off-white head with quite surprising strength given its activity. Really nice ringed lacing around the chalice's edges.

Big leathery smoke quality with a touch of alcohol soaked peat, a bit like scotch. Rounded, moderately sweet caramel with a mild, clean floral hop presence. There's a bit of an herbal spice that adds a nice complement to the intense bacon-like smoke character.

Despite the intensely smokey aroma, the flavor is driven by a slightly heavy, sweet caramel with ripe, vinous fruit: plum, cherry. That's not to say that the leathery smoke flavor is absent, it is very flavorful yet slick as a result of some imbalances with the other flavor components. The sweetness is a bit much and the fruit is just a bit too young.

Nearly full bodied. For the style, it is one of the more 'heavier'/'maltier' ones that I've had. The texture supports the bolder flavors quite well.

I enjoyed this offering although it isn't my favorite version of the style. The fruit flavors might benefit from some age in order for some of the slightly tart qualities to mellow, which may allow the sweetness to turn a bit richer.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 00:30:26 | More by NEhophead
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of smoked malt with some caramel malt notes. Taste is good mix between some smoked malt with light smoked fish notes and some caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid offering with great balanced taste of smoked malt and bacon and smoked fish.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 19:48:31 | More by Phyl21ca
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Røyk Uten Ild (Smoke Without Fire) from HaandBryggeriet
88 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.