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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Barley Wine
Grimstad, Norway
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RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2007
Poured a murky brown color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, caramel malts, and bubblegum. Taste of caramel malts, toffee, tobacco, sticky pine, grapefruit, grass, and a bitter finish, with some alcohol as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Bottle (500ml). Shared with jerc, mabel, mds and tupalev - my bottle via trade with DarkElf - DarkElf+ Fest ’07!!. Murky orange-brown, average frothy tan head. Bitter, almost burnt malt aroma and very bitter. Burnt caramel malt taste, bitter and boozy. Thick IPA body, very astringent, almost burnt aftertaste - wow, really full of hops!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a nice medium foamy head with slightly better then average retention. Aroma of bitter and slightly piney hops is mix with some nice caramel malt. Taste is somewhat reminiscent of an hoppy porter (maybe because of the color) with load of roasty/sweet caramel malt and a bitter and slightly piney finish. Body has real creamy texture with medium carbonation and no alcohol could be detected. If I had to rate to style, then I’m not sure this would score very highly since it is quite off for the style. Since I am not rating to style, I thought this was a really good beer that doesn’t really fit into a define style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle. Oily citric hops and red berries in the aroma. American hops, no doubt about that! Massively hoppy peppery flavor. Oily. Very bitter, citrus. Warming alcohol. Full bodied and malty, with a hint of salt. Extremelty long hopbitter aftertaste. The massive hopgift destroys the balance of this beer, that is brewed well with first class ingredients. Too much of everything, this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle from Barley Wine in Copenhagen, then consumed later in the hotel. Described as Triple IPA by the owner of Barley Wine and the bartender at Lord Nelson, it sure seemed much more like an American Strong Ale to me. Dark brown color (too dark for the style) with a expressive nose and a super bitter hoppy flavor. A good brew, but not great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy brown color with a average fizzy fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty and hoppy, caramel, alcohol, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finsh feel is light alcoholic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2007
Bottled. Floral and apricot aroma. Cloudy, brown color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, fruity, very bitter, floral and herbal. Thick start and harsh dry bitter finish. Alcohol pretty much hidden. Not very complex, mainly hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2007
Aroma of hops, fruitiness and medicin. Hazy, brown coloured with a thin, off-white head. Taste sweet at start, with an evolving, hoppy, harsh bitterness. Some fruit and licorice/medicin in it. Medium bodied. I liked the Raasted IPA, which I had before this one much better. This one is less balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 A Mes rate: 50cl bottle at Bier Circus. Settles after the pour like a Guiness on fast forward. Red-brown colour with good head and very chunky sediment. Oh my god, it’s so dominated by alcohol but for some reason it’s simply glorious. A serious, serious beer. Like a shrine to alcohol. Unreal aroma of tipex thinner. Slight malts in the flavour, huge waves of hops and alcohol that are rather fantastic and straight away grab your attention and make it clear you are about to be inebriated whether you like it or not. I’m not joking, I honestly could get high off the smell, this should almost have narcotic status.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2007
Robe acajou foncée légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse qui s’estompe. Arômes de torréfié, de caramel, de levures et de pain. Saveurs de dattes, de figues, de caramel, de houblon citronné et de vanille.


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