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


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RATINGS: 1194   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (593) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Visual: Pours very dark brown with a smallish dissipating head, a very thin layer of retention, some lacing, lots of streams only visible near the surface. Lots of sediment in the last pour. Nose: sweet caramel malts. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: deep sweet malts, bitter hops Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) thick caramel malts, brown sugar, chocolate, mild fig/date Finish: bold bitter hops, bittersweet mild-roast malty finish Summary: Very bold, heavy and well-hopped; it does attain and keep your attention, as advertised. A good showcase of caramel malts with hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ColaKid (48) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
Amazing! Thanks to our scandanavian brothers for concocting this insane IIPA. Hoppy as buggery and an alcohol punch worthy of a kick up the ass that all beer drinkers need. Well done Norway for this strange, faro away, magical brew. Thank you from the other end of the earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (532) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
0,5 l bottle Appearance: Deep mahogany color with an offwhite head of 1,5 finger which drops back to a ring. Aroma:oasted malt nose, fruity, f light ruity and resin hops burned sugar. Taste: bitter and sweet fruit taste , overpowered by caramel and resin hoppy notes Alcohol rounding, .. Quite complex and nice. overall but refined It doesn’t seem that complex on first sight. Quite refined. Nice soft carbonation, above average body. I can understand the mislabeling a Barley Wine and IPA, because supridingly it meets somewhere in the middle. It’s sweet but not the sweetness that most barley wine has and the resinous hops are clearly IPA like. And lass barley wine like. Interresting brew, which I would highly recommend to try if you like one of the styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobroman (382) - Torun, POLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Pleasant but not very intensive aroma of wine. Head disappearing to ring. Dark brown body. Very sweet taste, oily texture, thick, liquery with noticeable resiny bitterness. Long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (214) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Deep mahogany color, offwhite head. Roasted malt nose, fruity, earthy, burnt sugar. Sweet malty taste, chocolate, resin, bitter finish. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Clear, dark amber. Small, offwhite, lacing head. Aroma is caramel, dried fuit, fruity hops. Similar flavour, clear and warming alcohol. NIce, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (772) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en el lúpulo en octubre de 2013. lote 828 de 27-06-2012 hasta 27-06-2014. Una barley wine alucinante con una dosis bien buena de alcohol. Sabores y aromas maltosos con toques dulces a montón. Para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laidbackbloke (58) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber-brown-ish, clear. Displays a solid head which dissipates after a while, yet leaves some nice lacing. Bouquet consisting of a blend of sweet and bitter fragrances, overpowered by caramel and resiny notes. Taste is solidly hoppy and bitter, proves to be based on American hops. Extensive, astringent finish. Delicious, though refined

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (847) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
One of their better beers. Complex aroma of sweet malt, honey and floral hops. Copperish color with a slight cloudiness and nice thin head. Crisp and somewhat heavy palate as to be expected. It finished quite dry. Nice blend of strong flavors that were evened by the carbonation. Hop bitter finish precluded by sweet malts and alcohol. Caramel and wood notes as well. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1207) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Beige dense 2-finger plus head, spangled laceworks, dark brown body with red tones, hazy I think. Scents of fruity hops, dusty malts, leather and hints of raspberries. Tastes dark roasted malts, chocolate hops, soup of fermented berries. Slightly flourish on palate, half dry, smoothly carbonated. Finishes with roasted malts, chocolate notes, leaves, hops, peels of berries. Overall as an imperial IPA. (Brown 50cl bottle abv10% #1089 BBf09.12.18 b@Vinmonopolet Tromsø.)

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