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Little Korkny Ale - Nørrebro Bryghus

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Little Korkny AleLittle Korkny Ale

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ToolHead on 09-20-2004

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Photo of Stunner97
4.77/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- a nice dark brown, with a very nice white head off the pour

Smell- beautiful smell where the hops and malt dance along your nose in perfect harmony

Taste- beautifully rich and complex barley wine, very sugary and sweet yet has a decent little kick of hops just to keep the sugar in check a touch, very long enjoyable finish, great balance and great great flavor

Mouthfeel- rich thick and syrupy, very nice texture

Drinkability- Incredible drinkable, a definite certain sipper,and at the ob surd price of 25 plus dollars a bottle you better savior it over nice period of time, great balance and enjoyable complexity, the aging of almost 3 years as its a 2006 give it extra richness and great balance, remincant of a good port this is a great treat, and worth a shot if you love barely wines and dont mind the 25 bucks for single bottle

Photo of CWhite
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of fionn13
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of burnheartsMKE
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Up in the attic we sat, settled then sniffed; tons of vanilla extract and syrupy goodness wafted across the brim. First sip and booyah! this is the perfect drinking pairing for this blustery night. I am overcome with sweet dark fruits, velvety chocolate-ness and still boozey hints of that vanilla extract. It reminds me in ways of Lagunita's Brown Shugga, but with a Danish dessert twist. The mouth-feel is fantastic and every drop of this is savored like a fine wine (Christ! it should be at $22.99 a pop).

Photo of BigMcLargeHuge
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2006 bottle pours clear deep ruby like amber with thin tan head. The aroma is smooth aged muted dark fruitiness with cherries, ripe plums, prunes, caramel and sugar coated stewed raisins that really build up with a big draw. The taste is just as smooth as the nose bringing up rich yummy goodness like ripe cherries, ripe aged mashed plums, stewed raisins, dates and figs all covered with a thin layer of caramel. It gets a bit hot into the finish. Wow, this is one tasty brew. I can see drinking some of this on a regular basis.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2006 vintage. Poured a dark brown with good carbonation and a tannish head. Mose is dried fruits, spice, booze. Taste is figs, raisin, plum, cinnamon, caramel. Mouthfeel is a sting of booze, big dried fruits, caramel, cinnamon, sticky. Veru drinkable and an exceptional barleywine.

Photo of ShogoKawada
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2006. Thanks to jyounger for this long-time want. Into my .5l Switzerland Glass Boot.

A- Big brown body, not much in the way of head, 1cm or less; settles quickly. Still, looks nice in the boot.

N- Nose is rich brown sugar and plums. A bit boozy. Something reminds me of hazelnut as well.

T- Heavy fruit-in-syrup, molasses, vanilla. Like a piece of biscotti soaked in brandy. Some mild sweet chocolate, a bit of pipe tobacco... fleeting though.

M- Low carbonation, but there's enough to keep it moving. Spectacular flavors, simply decadent. Warming, borderline hot mouthfeel, but it never gets overwhelming.

O- Perfect on this cold rainy night. A beautiful barleywine. Time was kind, indeed. Would love to try a fresher sample some day.

Photo of jwinship83
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a weird sized 600ml bottle picked up because it went on clearance. it was originally something obscene like 26$, but went on sale for 8$. drank from my new belgium globe glass. the bottle reads 12.0% abv. 2006 vintage.

A- this one pours out a beautiful translucent deep ruby red colored body with a half finger of khaki colored head on top. the head lasts for a while and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- very sweet smelling, as expected. lots of caramel, toffee, and dark fruits. cherries, plums, figs, and raisins. a touch of alcohol. the hops either have faded away completely, or this is really an english style barleywine.

T- the taste is equally sweet tasting as i could smell. rich and malty. lots of toffee, fruits, and caramel. i pick up on cherries, plums, raisins, and a hint of fig. the alcohol is very well subdued for something this large.

M- full bodied and syrupy. a low level of carbonation really works in this one. moderate warming from the alcohol. palate coating.

D- this was really a joy to drink. i wish i would have picked up the rest of the bunch at that clearance price. i dont think id pay 26$ for another one, but ill always be on the look out. more people should try this one if they havnt already. the drinkability suffers a bit because of the large bottle size. more than one would be a terrible idea.

Photo of hoppymeal
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

06 purchased from Liquid Solutions. Pours a very murky, muddy copper and amber in color, a small butter colored head, quickly recedes to a ring. Aroma is some nice fruity notes mingling with some caramel sweetness and some good breadiness as well. Hints of prunes, but also some nice plum, strawberry and cherry sweetness. Taste follows with a good dose of caramel sweetness riding atop a strong breadiness with a bit of a zing. Some berry fruitiness here as well, but much more subdued then the aroma. Here the caramel and bread notes shine. Mouthfeel is thick and somewhat sugary, creamy, low levels of carbonation, some alcohol bite in the finish, but very well balanced for the size of the beer. An absolutely oustanding barleywine imo, somewhat sweet and dessert like, but excellent. Aged very well and could easily go for another ten and thin out some. Unfortunately I bought only two, may have to search around for some more of this one. Delicious.

Photo of Crosling
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.25%. Draught at Nørrebro Brewhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark. Very hoppy, pure, raw and young, but with a tremendous aged malt character as well. This is a very good Stone Old Guardian-type barley wine. Sweet and delicious, strong and unique. Top marks.

Photo of smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rondufresne
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Florya
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of facesnorth
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tpd975
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep amber hue with a thin tan head. No real retention or lace.

S: Malty aromas sort of sugar cookie like to be honest. Hints of cherry and plums. Notes of caramel, brown sugar and booze. I like it.

T: Tasty malty barleywine goodness. Lots of sweet and dark fruits. Sweet caramel and brown sugar malts as well. Hints of tobacco and a nice blast of booze near the finish.

M: Fairly full in body, bold, rich, sweet, chewy.

D: Nice one to sit back and sip.

Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of kscaldef
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of froghop
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

vintage 2006

pours a cloudy deep dark brown with an orange tint, small khaki head that leave quickly, and some lacing.

smell is of caramel, walnuts, dark fruit and molasses.

taste is creamy, caramel, fruit, touch of spice, malt, and some hops, a chewy ending that is a little bitter.

Photo of kwjd
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This just came into Ontario as part of a brewery feature at our government Control Board. Pours a murky brown colour with hints of amber. Very little head, which dissipates to nothing quickly with no lacing. Smells of brown sugar, raisin, mild hops and molasses. Very sweet flavour, this is almost syrup. Mouthfeel is fairly syupy too. Certainly an interesting barleywine and would gladly have another if it was bought for me, but I won't pay $20 for a second bottle.

Photo of peensteen
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown, mid sized off white head that dissipates quickly, decent lacing. Smells of malt that gives way to notes of baked bread, dark fruit, cherry, orange like citrus and floral notes. Very complex nose. Tastes of licorice, malt, raisin and plum there is a noticeable sweetness in the finish as well as warming alcohol and a slight bitterness that shows itself at times. Big syrupy mouthfeel with a very slight carbonation that makes it very smooth. Great slow sipper, perfect bottle to split with a couple people. Really well made stuff here.

Photo of kirok1999
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mcallister for sharing...this is getting to be a habit in my reviews.
Pours a very nice looking copper, very flat and dense with no head or lacing.
Smells very typical of the style, fruity sweet and yet a nice amount of hops come through.
Taste is much like the smell, very sweet with lots of dark fruity tastes. Caramel, raisin and a huge mix of other fruits.
Thick and creamy with very, very little carbonation. Feels syrupy and smooth and is really wonderful to drink.

Photo of mcallister
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orangish red in color with absolutely no head and very still in nature. Nothing extraordinary yet satisfying.

Huge on brown sugar, caramel, dates, sweet cane sugars, dried candied fruits, fig, prune, raisin and a dose of toffee.

Nice and tasty, good alcohol in the mouth that pierces the toungue, huge brown sugar, large in fig and date character, very english in style thankfully, great dessert style, prune and toffee with a slight hint of marmalade.

Creamy thick and slightly syrupy. Not as complex as my friends from England but in the right direction.

Photo of mentor
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Crosling, thanks a million. Pours a red-brown liquid with yellow-brown head. Smells chocolate, fresh-water lake, clean alcohol. Toasty and biscuit malt. Caramel with searching.

Tastes toffee, caramel, mild chocolate. Minimal dark fruits. Aftertaste has layers of caramel amid an alcohols ting. Md-thick and creamy. Hangs on the tongue despite alcohol fighting to clear things away. Great sipper.

Photo of snaotheus
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 4.3oz bottle poured into a giant snifter (2006; bought it at Malt & Vine in Redmond)

Pours extremely dark honey in color, pours thick and gelid. No head, and bubbles seem suspended. Smell is thick and sweet and heavy with molasses. A large portion of the bottle is still in the bottom carrying lots of sediment. I wanted to taste it without chunks first.

Taste is very sweet with very noticeable alcohol taste. Molasses is prevalent. Toffee, too. Bitter and sour aftertaste clenches the jaw, not unpleasantly.

Mouthfeel is thick and heavy, stays in the mouth a long time. Even for barleywines, this is a strong tasting brew, although pleasant. I don't think I could drink two of them.

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Little Korkny Ale from Nørrebro Bryghus
87 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.