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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1279   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adenila (1558) - 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 (9845) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle from Capones, sampled with Stegosaurus. Dark brown pour with tan head and good lacing.Caramel\black malt and dark fruit aromas. Sweet malty taste up front with a bitter dry finish. Good blend, good brew. NOGNE0 impresses me every time !! The cerimonial humping of the bottle was done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5459) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2009 A dark brown pour that is oddly dark with a tan head and lace. A nose of hard dry fruit. A flavor of roasted malt with a nice malt/hoppy bitter. Solid palate carbonation is smooth and creamy. A very good offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep brown, almost black. Tense tan head with a few frothy bubbles in the mix. Nose is piney hop, light chocolate, grape pop, rich malt. Odd but good. Flavor is caramelized malt, rich fruits are swallowed by a strong bitterness. Richness returns but is tempered by crisp bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Bottle says "Barleywine Style Ale". Dark brown with monster whipped creamy non- dissipating head. Strong orange aroma. Flavor is strong, strong hops, dark chocolate, bitter. Some pepper and spices, orange peel, light citrus and vegetable compost. Bitter bite dominates. Some alcohol and black licorice. Thick and syrupy, full and rich. Heavy. Interesting beer. Almost too rich, concentrated, and out of whack but worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a huge, foamy beige head. Copious amounts of lacing. Smell: The aroma is a blending of freshly-peeled citrus fruits and burnt chocolate cookies. Taste: Double Fudge cookies with a reasonable sweetness that blends into an oven-roasted fruitiness and the taste of creosote-soaked citrus hops. A mild smokiness appears midway, as does the taste of hearty nine-grain bread. Finishes dry and bitter with an extra helping of roast. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: An interesting, unique hrbid beer for sure with plenty to offer and begs (if not requires) to be sipped.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
brun øl med bundfad. Duften er grape og chokolade. Samgen er meget humlet og tung. For humlet til mig. Eftersamg varm og bitterhed.


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