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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1350   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2979) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2007
Flaske. En virkelig lækker IPA, med en god balance imellem humlen og malten. Mørk farve og en diskret duft af citrus. Meget positivt overrasket.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle, bought at Vinens Verden Slotsgade. Batch 189. The liquid in my tulip glass looks ruby-like dark mahogany. Almost black when viewed against any background, but dark red against the light. A firm, off white creamy head rests nicely on the top with a good degree of lacing in the glass. Aroma has loads of hops, but there is a dose of burnt caramel as well as a feeling of wet rye bread behind it. Low carbonation, and a very oily feel - the beer expands nicely in my mouth and lingers on most tastebuds. Dark roasted malts begin the experience, then a good dose of flowers and hops. The initial roastedness is not excactly sweet, but there are some sweetness hidden behind the hops. Finish is warming, vinious and very bitter. This is no american impy IPA with 80 % aroma and 20 % flavour - this is the other way around. A mixture of impy stout and impy IPA, there are flavours to last a day. Very bitter and dry in the far finish with a long aftertaste. But after warming up a little, it ends up a touch more ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle: pours hazy and red-brown with a medium sized beige head. Nose of malt and heavy hops. Sweet/bitter flavour with roasted malt and caramel. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rpattinson (84) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2007
Brown colour, little head; grapefruit, caramel and roast aromas; sweet/very bitter taste with grapefruit, roast, and plum aromas; bitter finish with grapefruit, roast and espresso. A car crash of a beer. I’ve no idea what it’s supposed to be, but it doesn’t work. Flavours that clash rather than complement clammer for attention. It’s like being locked in a cupboard with a dozen hyperactive toddlers. A shame, because I really like most of their beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
charlotte (5160) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
Dark browncolour with big beige head.Heavy malty taste and bitter taste.Full warm body with strong nice flavor.Its really a Super beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
Deep brown colour, has a beige, lasting head. Flavor and aroma is dark too, laqurice, very bitter start and finish. Heavy yeasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Pours a curious, foreboding, opaque chestnut brown. Aroma is lively. Mandarin orange, peach grove, wheat grass. Vague sweetness. Taste is almost overpowering at first but settles into a sophisticated balance eventually. Mild vegetal tones, serious grapefruit bitterness, nectarine, caramel and black licorice. Finishes with a soft, mineral-tinted lavender flourish. Very thick, but smooth to swallow. No aggression, just strength. Classy. Thanks Phil!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenrikSoegaard (12924) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. DArk amber colour. Heavy malty and hoppy fantastic aroma. More maly tahn expecyed but really well balanced. Fantastic flavor. Really bitter and complex. Long woderfull finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17300) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Dark amber color, small beige head. Hoppy, grassy, metallic aroma, some chocolate and some fruity notes. Huge hoppy flavor, really bitter metallic, grassy and with some chocolate. Very complex once it got alil warmer, more malt and chocolate showing and maybe also some tar. Hoppy finish that allows some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a burgundy body with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of citrus and toffee. Flavor of hops and rich maltiness (caramel, toasted).

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