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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Barley Wine
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1205   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle shared by Mullman at Oktoberfest at Dickinsonbeer’s. Poured a dark amber (quite dark for a IIPA) with a white head. Sweet vinous cany and grapefruit hop aroma. Flavor is bitter grapefruit hops up front, leading to a sweet yeasty finishi. Surprisingly malty for the style, but very nicely done with good hop flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2006
500 ml bottle thanks to bager. Darkest IPA I have ever seen. Caramel amber color with a huge head. Aromas were citrus, apricot, raisins, and caramel. Flavors were very sweet malt. Roasty tones too. Carmel and more raisin. Bitter hop finish with a touch of alcohol. Very Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
bottle. very dark amber color. malty aroma. sweet and dry. very carpy. complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle. Nice dark ruby body with a dense frothy beige head. Good lacing. Lots of fresh hops in the aroma. Also grapefruit, yeast, pine, raisins and caramel. Hop bitter flavor balanced with sweetish roasted malts and warming alcohol. Long delicate bitter finish. A very nice and tasty fullbodied IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
A sweet and alcholic aroma with a lot of hops. Citrus and malty, very tasty. Indeedm, Norway makes very good beers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2006
[Bottle from Hacket] Big malty aroma, caramel and toffee, plummy fruit, resiney, oily hop aroma. full body, dry bitter finish balances out the sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3174) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2007 Pours brown with a tanned head. Super dry. Mildly piny. Tiny hint of liquirish in the malt profile. Very full bodied. Strong fruityness and alcohol flavors. Low carbonation. Long dry finish with a small hint of alcohol. Nicely balanced ´cause I like IIPAs on the hoppy side. Maybe a bit too much alcohol. (but I´ll bet that that is not so apparent if you are on the 3rd/4th beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
Bottle What a hoppybomb. Great soft carbonation, but also refreshing. For a 10 % beer, it goes well fast down

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
Large Head with an offwhite colour. Tons of hops! Caramel, coffee, lemon, chocolate and again, hops. Really nice balanced! Great Carbonation...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2006
Bottle. Hazy reddish brown with large tan head. Hoppy grapfruit aroma, notes of green grapes, flowers and light chocolate. hopbitter flavour of grapefruit, lemon-peels and oranges with touches of nuts and toasted malts. Long bitter finish of grapefruit, cedar-wood, alcohol, pepper and toasted malts. Very good!


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