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

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RATINGS: 1289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (756) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rotaman14 (355) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - AUG 29, 2015
Murky amber body with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, liquorice, grapefruit peel, milk chocolate, wood. Tastes sweet, malty, almost chocolate-y upon entering the mouth; a strong bitterness follows which is slightly woody and very herbal. The aftertaste is bitter and dry and lasts quite some time. Sticky mouthfeel. One beast of a beer, yet balanced and highly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theswiftsa (29) - - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle, pours a cloudy Amber with an off white head. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Taste is upfront bitterness with pine, grapefruit and resin notes. A little bit imbalanced with bitterness but still a nice drop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3994) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
Clear brown colour. Aroma is very floral and sweet. Flavour is very complex. Herbal floral and sweet. Lots of malt sugars. Thick and sticky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3014) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Taste from 50 cl bottle, with beerfriends this @ Bourgondische Kruis on Wacho birthday evening 19.08.’15. Very darkbrown near to black color with light beige head. Aroma is malty and hoppy, caramel, alcohol touch. Full body. Taste: dark fruits, citrus note, bitterness, some licorice notes, alcohol. Sweet and bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1976) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 24, 2015
50cl bottle from cerveteca lisboa, portugal. Color is dark red, brown. Head is thin and beige. Body is sticky but still smooth. Finish is long and somewhat dry. Taste is high bitter, medium sweet. Flavour is malt, fruit, biscuit, hops, herbs, pepper, earth, wood.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (110) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
On tap at Tomahawk Bar in snifter. Pours cloudy, dark amber with a rich aroma of earthy malts and hops. Nice bitterness against a bit of sweetness from the malt. One to savour. A fitting choice for my 100th rating.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2938) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Cloudy brown/black color, tan head, lots of lace stripes. Aroma of malt and dark fruit. Taste is rich semi-sweet malt that adds prune and cocoa in the palate, turning from there to medium hops in a very long finish. Chewy, strong, alcohol warmth at the end, enough hops to keep it interesting,...a solid brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (3936) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle in Norway.Nice red amber body with slight head. Nose is roasty. Really nice taste of malts, caramel, fruits. Creamy texture. Nice hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvgeniyKurilov (21) - - AUG 12, 2015
Вначале, пиво очень темного, почти черного цвета, после вливани& остатка с дрожжам& приобре& молочны& темно-ко цвет, с множест& разводо& Уникаль& цвет, хочу вам сказать. Аромат не очень яркий, довольн& много цитрусо& немного сосны, с нотками сладост& сбаланс& Вкус - сразу чувству& горечь и сладост& в послевк& дрожжи настоль& плотны во вкусе, что их можно потрога& Скорее всего действи& лучше всего пить такое сидя в кресле перед костром. Ну или на бревне. Тело очень плотное, пьется как крепкое вино или даже виски. Позже проступ& алкогол& нотки с карамел& основой. Иногда в вкусии какая-то супер сложная комбина& Послевк& однозна& горькое, выдает заявлен& IIPA. Хорошее пиво.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Little Dublin in Norrtalje. Pours dark, opaque brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt and slight bread. Taste is chocolate, slight malt, cocoa powder and medium bitterness.


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