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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1490) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Batch #1311, about 6 months old. Opaque light mahogany body. Hoppy aroma with American hops and sweet dried fruit. Sweet hoppy taste with more dried fruits: dates, white raisins etc. Hops feel kind of "green" with notes of apple peel. Sweet syrupy finish. The high level of hoppiness brings some balance but somehow the sweetness still prevails. This needs to spend another 6 months in the cellar - too sweet now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lbjor (34) - NORWAY - JUN 5, 2015
Pours dark brown/black. Little to no head. Smells of alcohol and wood. Tastes of caramel, hops and burnt malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (101) - - JUN 1, 2015
Pours mahogany with small fully diminishing off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty and hoppy, raisins, citron, orange, dough. Earthy yeast aromas. Notes of bubble gum, plum, peach and liquorice. Some metallic in the aroma. Taste is enormous sweet with surprisingly bitter finish. Long aftertaste, good balance. Light acidic, medium alcoholic. Palate is full, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
2014 bottle. Thanks AFH Dark plum orange 1 finger yellowish head. January 2014 Purchase date. Nose is really interesting. A little bit of copper, smoke, pennies, raw grain. Taste is pretty good. It actually has grape juice, plum, muscat, some lemon rind. It’s very interesting. turned from like a barleywine to a pale wheat ale with a high ABV. turned interesting and I like it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2015
500 ml bottle purchased back on 12 January 2014, spilt two ways. Dark garnet color with mild head retention. Aroma is layers of dark fruits, no kidding. Hints of cinnamon, brown sugar and yeast. Wow, the flavor is very sugary. The yeast comes through after all the dark fruit and sugar with a mild citrus tone underneath. Also a burnt grain note. Mild bitterness that helps the malt base. The carbonation gives a nice smoothness on the tongue. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark copper pour with a bubbly beige head, marmalade and light pine aroma, taste has sweet caramel, orange, some spice, pine, robust malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Werthergoethe (180) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 23, 2015
солодов& аромат. во вкусе явно выделяе& хмелева& горечь, немного карамел& чем то напомин& классич& трапист& эли.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (800) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Deep dark chestnut brown. Burnt sugar aroma. Taste is plum, caramel, and hops. Big warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (591) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
Chestnut brown color with cream-coloured head. Hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine needles. Taste is very influenced by the hops. As a result, more bitter than a Barley Wine is normal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2015
Pours brown with a small head, lots of floating yeast chunks. Nose shows pine needles, spicy hops, heavy sweet malt, reminiscent of malt extract. Also some burnt sugar. Pretty similar flavours, massive amounts of sweet malt with some toasty notes backed by heaps of piny and spicy hops.

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