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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1245   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 Pours a very dark, opaque brown with garnet highlights; head is light tan, full, creamy, and fluffy with excellent lasting ability and nice lace. Nose is certainly unique with pine resins, grapefruit zest, dark chocolate, plum, and light hints at burnt wood, roasted malts, and molasses. Flavor is much of the same as the nose with every sip finding something new. Pine resins are dominant bringing a moderately high bitterness with undertones of plum, roasted notes, grapefruit peel, burnt caramel, dark chocolate, and light spicy notes. Palate is medium to full, lively, lightly sticky, and velvety. Finishes completely balanced and long with a bit of dryness, a good bitterness, lightly sweet and fruit notes, with a light warmth; notes of plum, resins, and roasted chocolate. IIPA doesn’t begin to describe this one, it’s more like a super-hopped barley wine with some darker notes and more fruit. Great balance, perfect alcohol presence, complex, unique, and wonderfully put together. My favorite BW by far and unmatched by any other in the style. Still one of my favorite beers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2007
500ml bottle, Batch 278, with thanks to sunevdj! Pours dark brown with ruby and burgundy highlights, and a frothy tan head; good lacing. Aroma is somewhat subdued, with some hoppy pine and citrus, dark fresh fruits, and caramel. Flavor has a slight hop bite that lingers, with the fresh dark fruits and some gentle sweet caramel malts there as well, some warming, but otherwise the alcohol is undetectable. Since its been reclassified and debated, I guess I’ll weight in and say I think it straddles the line very well between an IIPA and a barleywine. Very unique and enjoyable!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Opaque dark brown with a big creamy brown head that last quite a while. Nice lacing in my tulip glass. Raisin and plum aroma with a some alcohol. Bitter to Sweet with some roasted malts. Medium to full bodied. Not a run of the mill Barley Wine. A very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11784) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
740 ml bottle. The label is subtitled Barley Wine-Style Ale. Deep aromas of citrus and pine backed by strongly roasted caramel. Near opaque brown color with a powerful beige head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor is almost medicinally toasted malt with lots of citrus and resin hop. Sort of a baking chocolate character lurking within. This is so sweet and so bitter. The finish is reasonably dry as the sugars go away, and it’s really decently bitter, cause the hops stick. A tasty sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Dark orange/brown color. Smell of cotton candy, hops, pine, citrus, malt, caramel, spice, alcohol, minor dark fruit and coco. Taste of hops. pine, citrus zest, caramel, chocolate, toasted malt, brown sugar, cotton candy and alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Name: #100
Date: October 27, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: solid dark brown, frothy beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: rich dark caramel and chocolate aroma with lots of citrus and earthy hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice sweetness from a dark caramel character enrichens the chocolate, lots of earthy and citrus hops balances the sweetness, long lasting bitterness
Overall: the rich chocolate and citrus make an unusualy but very tasty combination

Name: #100
Date: March 18, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: bsp
Score: 3.7
Appearance: close your eyes and the pine and citrus make for a big IPA, open them to reveal an opaque dark brown ale
Aroma: big pine and citrus aroma, touch of chocolate
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor with lots of citrus and a touch of peppery alcohol
Overall: still a unique take at a black IIPA

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 A double IPA with a dark brown look, nice with something different! The dark brown look is caused by some amount of roasted malts challengin the usual strong hobby notes of grape and pine, by giving the nose a sleightly toasted/burned touch, kinda like a schwarzbeer. At first the roastyness isnt felt at all in the flavor, just a powerfull overwhelming bitterness backed up by some honney like sweetness. Just as it should be! The roasted malts are tasted in the finish, and definetly makes this beer one of the most interesting double IPA’s i’ve had. Good one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 bottle.....pours darkey than your average barleywine or DIIPA or whatever this may be. also a very thick fluffy light brown head.....nose of light pine and floral hops accented by some malt.....flavors of caramel which then evolve to some chewy pine hops that add a bit of bitterness to the mix.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2007
1pt .9oz bottle. Poured a dark and muddy amberish / brownish color with a huge, huge sized tan head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, pine, earthy, tobacco, and toffee. Tastes of caramel, some dark fruits, nutty, citrus, and tobacco. Light to medium alcohol in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Pours black without much head but a ring of bubbles around the edge leaves slight lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruity with a fresh hoppy blast up front. The flavor is caramel sweet at first, then makes way for the bitter hop flavors that hit the back of the tongue and linger through the aftertaste. This is easily one of my favorite IPAs.


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