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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1303   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2007
I would consider this a barleywine versus an imperial ipa as it is listed. Caramel and vanilla, some piney hops in the background, which seemed more pronounced as the beer warmed. As a barleywine, I like them even hoppier, however, this is a pretty good attempt nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2007
My label also said barleywine,aroma is grainey malt and hops ,you can just smell that this brew will have that wonderful Baltic smoothness,and your not disappointed,taste is velvety caramel malt with a bg hop punch, and an enjoyable bitter finish,if this is a barleywine,its the hoppiest one I’ve ever had. For sure more of an Imperial IPA, again how good must this be fresh from the tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (868) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2007
My bottle of batch #100 says "barleywine" so I am not sure if this is the right place for the rating or not. Pours very dark brown w/ big tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, alchohol, resiny hops. Taste is same as aroma, but with some chocolate/caramel in ther as well. Will have to try this again with some age on it. I don’t rate to style, but I am not sure what style this would be even!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Bote: Pours a dark cloudy brown with some redhighlights. Thin off white head. Aroma of toasty malts and floral, earthy hop aroma. Flavor is malty and toasty. Cooked caramel and light roasty chocolte and nutty. Moderate hop bitterness with a floral hop finish and moderately dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2007
22oz bottle. Much darker than I expected. Pours a musty, murky brown color with a wisp of head. Pine, oak, and malt in the aroma with hints of citrus or perhaps even fruit. Fairly heavy aroma though not was strong and forceful upon the nose as you would expect. The flavor has big pine and malt along with plenty of alcohol and wood hints. Full body, creamy mouth feel with a dry finish. I enjoyed this but I definitely think I’ll let the other bottle age. Barley wine this is, I don’t know why some people argue that this is a double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 Thanks to doclock for this extra. Pours a surprisingly dark brew, practically black in the glass. The head is one to two fingers, creamy, and light tan. The nose is upfront sweet, resiny hops, citrusy, alcohol, . The flavor is a good hop malt balance, leaning more towards an upfront citrusy waxy hop feel, alcohol is there for sure, some caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2007
The color was dark brown, very dark for an imperial ipa. The head was thin, creamy, and medium beige. The aroma was very hoppy, alcohol, aged, and citris. The flavor was extremely hoppy, waxy/bitter at the back of the mouth, alcohol, and grassy. The palate was smooth. The finish was warm and waxy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Picked up at Green’s in Atlanta, GA
Pours brown with a dences tan head.
I’m having problems finding any kind of aroma here. Just kind of a mess. Mostly just esters.
There flavor is just kind of mashed together. Lots of hot alcohol. No real hop or malt character that stands out.<br? Medium body. High carbonation. Astrigently dry finish.
The lable on the bottle says barley wine. Please. Here we say IIPA. Pah----lease!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
very dark coloured with a tall tight foamy tanish head. Not getting much for aroma. There are a lot of hops that dominate the flavour. Strong and Malty with well hidden alcohol and some roast flavour. I’m really impressed with how drinkable this is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Courtesy I forget, either SoLan or dnsowden. Dark chestnut brown with a broken uneven white head. Aroma is a mix of hops, alcohol, and chocolate, in order of intensity. The chocolate aroma is a nice touch. Taste is more chocolately than expected, but a dark sharp hop character comes out in the finish. The chocolate adds a good moderating nuance to the hops.

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