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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scipio (817) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (407) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at csakajo. Dark brown colour almost no head. Nosenis surprisingly hoppy with nice molasses and dried fruit. Taste is low bitterness, soke booze. Very nice cholate aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brewhemia (163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2016
Wow this is good stuff! The best of two worlds: lots of malty full bodied beer and lots of great hop flavor and aroma. I love the combination and the balance between the dark malts and grassy hop flavor. The caramel and toasty malt notes dominate the aroma but grassy hop can be sensed. In the flavor the hops quickly take over. Really awesome balance between it all. Unfortunatly I had not read the label thoroughly enough and thought this was not a bottlefermented beer so I had left it layong down in the fridge resultibg in quite a lot of sediment in the glass which made it look a little unappetizing, but I disregard that since that was a fault of my own and besides that the beer looked great: nice nutbrown color with off white head. At this moment this feels like the best beer I have ever had!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle at home, bought at Geers. Very hoppy, bitter, caramel, very nice and tasty, but totally wrecks your palet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
datrael (169) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2016 Setne piwo recenzowane na ratebeer to i musiało paść na Nøgne Ø 100. Na przywitanie z piwem złożony i bogaty aromat, wyczuwam nieco wędzonki, choć tu chyba wędzenia nie było, ale ja je wyczuwam;), nieco wina, nieco ciemnych owoców,trochę pralinek, jakieś nuty słodkie, jest co wąchać. W wyglądzie gęsta, bordowa ciecz o lekkim wysyceniu ze skromną beżową pianą. Smak wybitnie wytrawny, czuć nieco wędzonki (znów nie wiem skąd), sporą goryczkę, wyczuć można wino, jest w tym też pewna nalewkowość, gdzieś tam dochodzi do głosu gorzka czekolada. Ciało bardzo gęste, rozpływa się po podniebieniu. Wysycenie lekko szczypie w język, każdy łyk rozgrzewa,ale alkohol nie jest wyczuwalny. Charakter degustacyjny, do wolnego sączenia i rozkoszowania się każdym łykiem i muśnięciem aromatu Dobry, bogaty barley wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klu9 (426) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 22, 2016
W zapachu karmel, lekka farba, żywica. Od razu czuć, że będziemy mieć do czynienia z czymś konkretnym. Barwa rubinowa, lepkie, piana zostaje do końca w pierścieniu. W smaku karmel, żywica, średnia goryczka, gęste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
humpah (98) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Batch #1475 (17.07.15) 0,5l bottle at home bought from Firmabier. Pours dark brown colour with moderate light grey head, let the yeast in the glass. Aroma has caramel, toffee, bread, maltiness, complex fruitiness in it. Rich, quite bitter taste, some alcohol, oily mouthfeel. One of my favourites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (669) - POLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Aromat karmelu, toffi, kukułki, ale też jest mocny akcent ciemnych owoców i żywicy. W smaku jeszcze lepiej. Potężne, oblepiające body jest idealne skontrowane mocną, żywiczną goryczką. Czuć porządne grzanie przełyku, ale całość jest szlachetna i wybitnie degustacyjna (co nie oznacza że nie pijalna). Świetne Barley Wine, nasi kontraktowcy mogli by się uczyć jak uwarzyć ABW które nie jest po prostu IIPA z dodatkiem cukru ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (589) - ITALY - MAY 9, 2016
Tonaca di frate, bel cappello di schiuma beige compatto e di buona persistenza. Aroma di caramello, dolce, dark fruits, frutta. Grande birra alla bevuta, rotonda ma allo stesso tempo piuttosto beverina, alcol che accompagna ottimamente. Dolce, malto, frutta. Leggermente viscosa. Grande barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
karpik (574) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Caramel, bread, some dark fruits in aroma. Pours dark brown with beige head, Taste is medium sweet with caramel and melanoidin notes followed by fruity flavors. Finish is medium bitter, grapefruit-like. Alcohol well hidden, full body. Overall good Barley Wine, nothing spectacular though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (347) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Dark copper, small head. Aroma: caramel, grapefruit, malt, fruits. Medium body, quite dry. Flavour is fruity both from malts and hops, some toasty notes and caramel. Alcohol very subtle. Earthy notes on finish (roasted malt?)

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