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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3169) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Cloudy brown/black color, tan head, lots of lace stripes. Aroma of malt and dark fruit. Taste is rich semi-sweet malt that adds prune and cocoa in the palate, turning from there to medium hops in a very long finish. Chewy, strong, alcohol warmth at the end, enough hops to keep it interesting,...a solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4597) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle in Norway.Nice red amber body with slight head. Nose is roasty. Really nice taste of malts, caramel, fruits. Creamy texture. Nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvgeniyKurilov (74) - - AUG 12, 2015
Вначале, пиво очень темного, почти черного цвета, после вливани& остатка с дрожжам& приобре& молочны& темно-ко цвет, с множест& разводо& Уникаль& цвет, хочу вам сказать. Аромат не очень яркий, довольн& много цитрусо& немного сосны, с нотками сладост& сбаланс& Вкус - сразу чувству& горечь и сладост& в послевк& дрожжи настоль& плотны во вкусе, что их можно потрога& Скорее всего действи& лучше всего пить такое сидя в кресле перед костром. Ну или на бревне. Тело очень плотное, пьется как крепкое вино или даже виски. Позже проступ& алкогол& нотки с карамел& основой. Иногда в вкусии какая-то супер сложная комбина& Послевк& однозна& горькое, выдает заявлен& IIPA. Хорошее пиво.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Little Dublin in Norrtalje. Pours dark, opaque brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt and slight bread. Taste is chocolate, slight malt, cocoa powder and medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artiredbirds (257) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 2, 2015
Не можно барлива& когда само тело не подкача& очень тяжело это сделать.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1752) - GREECE - JUL 22, 2015
500ml bottle. Brown color with light beige head. Aroma is malty and hoppy, caramel, fruity, citrusy fruity and dark fruits, some licorice notes, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1416) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle to tulip Spruce, caramel, grapefruit, and pepper.Dark reddish amber with a thin creamy off white head. Taste is dark fruit, rum, spruce, and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (1079) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen. (Nøgne Ø Takeover 24.6.2015). Pours dark brown/reddish with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, hops, caramel, some fruits. Full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - JUL 2, 2015
Draught at Night Owl. Rich body, dark roasted malt, dried fruit, honey, herbal hops, traces of alcohol, dry smokey finish. Decent hoppy barley wine but was expecting more depth considering the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmargarucci (201) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2015
On tap erzbierschof zuri. Pours a dark opaque milky brown with long lasting white head. Aroma sweet caramel, roasted nuts alcohol. Taste is well balance malty sweet to start followed by dry herbal hoppy finish with hints of strong alcohol and oak. Nicely balanced. Hides high abv well. Great barley wine!

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