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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1220   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2969) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2014
Tap. Hazy chestnut color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Malty, sourish, fruity, plums, raisins, sweet notes in aroma. Raisins, nuts, orange, citrus, hops, malty taste. Long lasting oranges in aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1203) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
dark brown colour, moderate sized creamy brown head; aroma of caramel, alcoholic notes, biscuit, herbal-citrussy-grassy hops and maybe some floral notes; taste of hoppy bitterness, less intensive malty sweetness, roasted notes, and herbal liqueur, bitter aftertaste; correct barley wine, but rather disappointing, than perfect...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4359) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Thanks to Stevencon for sharing @Proof, upstairs. Bomber, dark brew, mediocre label. Really comes off as a dopplebock. Lots of raisins, etc. Lost notes, need to flesh out. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (464) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle of unknown age. Muddy rubby brown. Strawberry twizzler aroma. Red fruit and dry finish. Not super Hoppy. Bought 10 months ago but not bottle on date. As a beer very drinkable but not sure of the style. Interesting and worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Thanks to stevencon. Very deep amber pour with a thin tan head that fades quickly. Very super caramel and toffee malts, with faint hints of pine. Flavor is similar with toasted bread. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2602) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Brown dark. Resinous piney, chocolate malts. Full bodied, bitter. Very flavourful, intensive. Roasty, but piney hoppy. Interesting. Nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frode (308) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Hazy brown, off-white head. Malty, caramel and chocolate, hoppy and alcohol. Medium sweet and bitter, and long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1495) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2014
Appears very dark almost black ruby red. Head is minimal and fade quickly. Aroma is of malty slightly chocolate syrup and sickly hops in the background. Very smooth sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdobbs (408) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Delicious aroma of suet pudding, liquorice, honey, cough medicine. Taste is initially bitter with dark chocolate, malt and a superb bitter/sweet balance. Tastes like a barley wine/IPA crossbreed and smooth as you like and a hint of smoke in the slight bitter finish.

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