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


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RATINGS: 1319   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2008
From bottle : Pours very dark, i cant seem to find any light from the other side of the glass. A nice half finger of dirty white head forms, and sticks there for awhile. Nose is a mix of the barley wine style that it says it is on the bottle, and a ipa, that the site says it is, Hops and a bit alcohol presents in the smell. Ok, this is truly a odd beer. The taste is much the same way. Im getting hops up front, then lots of warming alcohol like a BW towards the end. The aftertaste is somewhat alcohol, but with a hoppness hanging around. Medium body with a light feel in the mouth, goes down pretty smooth. A good and very different beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1408) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2008
Thanks for bringing this over, Tim... I found it had less aggression and better balance than the American takes we tried. Enjoyed it more as a result. Pours dark brown with amber highlights, off-gray head. Malty, hoppy nose is sweet and chocolatey... caramel-roasty. Light sweetness in flavor, reasonable bitterness, some porter-like roasted traits. Wet, soft carbonation. Mostly it just flat-out tastes good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle in a trade with Ugh!!! Sampled with Pete on 2/8/08 at his pad. Aromas and flavors lean slightly toward a big IPA - malts play the secondary roll here. Very rich and mouth coating palate... really shines through with a unique recipe and vision for shattering most style molds. TASTY!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
acearl (448) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Amber hue, start by saying I like hoppy ales but this was a little bit much, it tasted like a Nøgne Ø brew which is excellent when they stick to what they do best wih darker ones, I think they are an excellent brewery, this has their ususal characteristics but added a very dry hoppy tecture, it didn’t seem like the hops were indigenous to the brewing location at all , maybe IPAs are better when from America.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2008
(500 ml bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=3 target=blank>TheCheeseMan, thanks Daniel!) Pours very dark tobacco brown with almost three fingers of tan head that recedes to a thin cap that stays. Very nice appearance. Aroma of slightly sweet candyish malt (but different than most barleywines), chocolate and coffee (but different than a stout, not roasty) and cinnamon I think. Mouthfeel medium-full, slightly heavy but soft, fairly smooth. Broken, weepy lacing. Flavor is quite hop-forward, surprising because aroma was not hoppy. Bitter grapefruit. Chocolate - light milk chocolate and some rock candy but sweetness actually quite reserved. Has chocolate and coffee in the taste but not roasty. Interesting - looks more like a barleywine than a big IPA, and tastewise it could go either way. Moderate alcohol apparency.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (990) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bottled, from Holiday Wine Cellars. I had to give this beer a 5 on appearance...awesome beige head that caps off the nearly black, mahogany colored liquid. Continuous spotty lacing throughout the snifter. The nose is mostly sweet dark malts and raisin fruit with some chocolate and honey notes, improving with warmth. Chocolate and vanilla extract is more present in the flavor, with caramel toffee, burnt sugar and a grapefruit punch coupled well with the bitter hops. Doesn’t really look like an imperial IPA but more like a barley wine, but the sappy tongue-biting bitterness at the end of each sip stays true. Interesting and enjoyable, I’ll bet it ages nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle. Really, really dark brown with a fine beige head. Musty and earthy notes, some cocoa even - hugely complex spice profile that shows up with the malts... nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon. Raisin and vanilla in there too. Flavor is almost a perfect echo to the aroma, but the alcohol is really apparent in the back end. The chocolate malt works really well here and adds the earthiness. Big bitter finish, but doesn’t overwhelm. Great beer, the bottle says barley wine-style and the site says DIPA. I think it’s closer to a barley wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (2335) - Kaarina, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Nøgne Ø # 100 is very dark brown beer with big beige head. Aroma is complex and fine. There are some sweet malts, some roasted malts, aromatic hops, pine needles and grapefruits, twinkle of alcohol. Flavour is also complex: slightly sweet, but same time roasted flavour combined with pleasant aromatic hops and also medium bitterness is found in the end also salt liquirice. Smooth to drink with full body completes this great beer. Complex aroma and flavour infuence to everybody and makes you to smile; just enjoy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Deep, translucent and cherry cola in color with a dense, foamy tan head with no intention of leaving anything but extreme lacing on the sides of the snifter. Fierce aroma of bing cherries, rhubarb, crème brulee with caramelized passion fruit, caramel vats steeped in rye and a Disarenno amaretto and almond liquor hug the dark fruited figs. Suffice to say, the nose is nirvana. Flavor dawns aggressively, with harsh resounding Chinook to a touch of dry, gritty, cocoa-infused forays. Thick body with ripe black cherries dripping from a plum sauce and melted caramels before the bitterness kicks in again. Buttery grease seeps off the roof of the mouth, catching bitter blackened rye flakes on the way. A rhubarb and caramel torte graham cracker crust flavor rings with their sweetened, darkened fruit flavored melody as a blood orange with scorched brandy sauce seals the exit doors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle from Pizza Port Bottle Shop ( I think). Pours with a dark brown body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a grassy yet piney hope note and a little pepper with a bitter finish. Full bodied and warming.

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