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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle (my old notes say 2004?) Dark, redddish glow and delicious creamy head that seems to last forever. Sweet, malty, licorice (konfekt) aroma with a hint of newly washed bed sheets in aroma. Flowers, alcohol and spices hits my tongue. Velvet in palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2006
Shared pint bottle thanks to JSquires via Papsoe. Big head with soapy bubbles on brown, lacing. Very bitter, carbonation tingle the tongue. Hop oily, herbal character. Warming alcohol. Did not get the malt and the balance, rather astringent hop leaf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rane (974) - Nibe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Could anyone find a better beer for rating number 100. A great double IPA. Dark brown with brownish head and much carbonation. Typical IPA aroma of hops. Taste sweet and bitter with a very good palate and good aftertaste. By looking at my ratings this should be the best double IPA, but I guess I´ve rated this type lower earlier. Rating 8 - 4- 9- 5- 16 Rerated 300807: Still a very nice beer. My rating has changed a little bit but not much. appearance perfect huge pale brown head long lasting. Aroma hopps pine grapefruit and also some malty sweetness. This beer also includes a lot of malt which add a lot to me. Downrated a little due to greater experience, but still a very nice beer. And I´ll raise my glass for michael Jackson. RIP.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Bottle thanks to Papsoe: Rusty brown color with a tan head. Aroma of alcohol, molassas, earthy hops. Flavor, more malty than expected, earthy and citrus hop notes, kind of bitter, but the warmth of the alcohol overwhelmed it a bit. It’s a balanced IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
murky brown with great bubbly white head. Aroma of malts & hops. Great filling texture - which was smooth. caramel feel. Bitter hop dominans. Warmth from alcohol. Some citrus notes. Lasting finish. Strong beauty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Nice dark muddy color to it. Reminds me of a tamarind juice i once had. Head minimized pretty quick, but left a nice lacing on the glass. initiall hopy taste which then turned yeasty, and sweet. I dont know what year this bottle was but the carbonation needed to be added to it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle thanks to Dorwart at DB’s. Light brown color with a small off white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit hops along with some caramel malt and a whiff of alcohol. Flavor was sweet and caramelly, with enough bitter grapefruit hops to cut through it. Warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2006
Brown body, red shine, light brown creamy head; Lots of hop, ripe orange, spices, a little alcohol sweet to back it; Big soft carbonation, soft texture, a little watery; Medium long bitter finish, lots of hop, pine, resin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2135) - 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.

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