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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Barley Wine
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our 100th batch, brewed for the enjoyment of the brewers, but popular demand forced us to release it commercially. Most enjoyable in a comfortable chair in front of a roaring fire.

Recommended serving temperature 16°C/61°F Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, and chocolate malt; Columbus, Chinook, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

23,5°P, 80 IBU, 10% ABV.

Editor’s note: Even though the label says "Barley Wine" in the States, the brewery usually says it’s brewed to be an IIPA. The American label was supposedly a glitch. In Europe it’s sold as an IIPA. But to save the admin crew some time dealing with user feedback, it’s listed as a Barley Wine.


Scipio's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scipio (754) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a deep, dark amber with a thick and frothy beige head. Very appealing and complex aroma, with raisin, licorice, plum, apple, caramel, pine, and some chocolate undertones. The fruity aspects stand out most here. The taste, while really not what I was expecting, is very good as well. It is quite roasted. Big on caramel, coffee, chocolate, and pine. I still get the darker fruits underneath these dominant flavors. Contains an impressive hoppy kick that is very much like an IPA. Aftertaste is caramel, coffee, and lots of pine. More of a medium body here with a texture that is sticky. Alcohol content becomes apparent quickly and settles in very nicely. This beer really is something else. It feels like a blend of different styles that are all made up extremely well. Each sip gives a different impression to me. And the transition from the nose to the taste is wonderful. If you want to impress your friends, make them try this one.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (531) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Deep dark chestnut brown. Burnt sugar aroma. Taste is plum, caramel, and hops. Big warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (481) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
Chestnut brown color with cream-coloured head. Hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine needles. Taste is very influenced by the hops. As a result, more bitter than a Barley Wine is normal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2015
Pours brown with a small head, lots of floating yeast chunks. Nose shows pine needles, spicy hops, heavy sweet malt, reminiscent of malt extract. Also some burnt sugar. Pretty similar flavours, massive amounts of sweet malt with some toasty notes backed by heaps of piny and spicy hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (490) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
This is a great beer. Poured from a bottle. Doesn’t taste like a barley, more like a ipa. Tart finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (956) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Aroma of whiskey and grain. Cloudy brown color with an off white well laced head. Taste of whiskey and grain with a full body and a mildly phenolic finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (4126) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 8, 2015
Thick malts, Christmassy, brown ale like but heavier on the alcohol and hops. Rih taste, heat, sharp ending. Expected more freshness. On the other hand, it is a very long lasting beer. You can sip this for a night. Sharing is the key...(50cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (127) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Opaque ruby red with a moderately lasting off white head. Aroma of toffee, nut, orange peel, some spice, red fruits, pine. Taste is of toffee, orange, pine, honey, hint of spice, red fruit, strawberry, cherry, some heat from the alcohol on the finish. Really smooth, full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (706) - FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
TAP at pikkulintu. Pours brown grey, with white lacing head. Notes of nuts, coffee, malts, alcohol, raisins, some hops too.

- beerbasher

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
eivmyk1983 (3) - hovland, NORWAY - APR 6, 2015 does not count
Fin til å nytes for seg selv eller med noe vilt kjøtt.Pass på at den har riktig temperatur.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bodega95 (85) - - MAR 31, 2015
On tap. Fantastic brew, even as barley wine or double ipa. Almost black with a foamy tan head. Spicy, hops, nice bitterness. Almost don’t feel the high ABV it has. Really tasty and I can repeat gladly


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