Nøgne-Ø Winter Ale, Norway, 8.5%
Ah yes, another exciting Nøgne-Ø installment!
This is dark. Very dark. Opaque, with a thick, creamy cappuccino head.
It smells grainy - a little brown sugar. It's got a thick mouthfeel, toasty, caramel, yet some fairly bold hops. Almost like a stout with some American C-hops thrown in. Crazy.
There are some slight phenols, finishes pretty hot. This warms you UP.
I like it.