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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1278   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3187) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
(Nøgne Ø # 100 (Batch 100)) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10% Very dark brown colour on the body, turning a beautiful ruby red when hold against the light. Two full fingers of somewhat thin, tan head, with good retention though, leaving light lacing behind. Aroma has some citrus, grapefruit, light orange peel, orange cake. Nice bitter taste from the first moment it touches the tongue. Lots of hops, citrus, notable alcohol, oranges, orange cake, light vanilla, caramel, very tasty! Medium body, nicely carbonated. Yes it’s more of a DIPA, and very good at that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coachd (318) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma has strong toffee, butterscotch, pine hops, and some booze heat. Very dark brown in color with an ivory head that clings to the glass strongly. Taste is exactly like the aroma, except it contains more hops. Just enough booziness to let you know that it’s 10%, but not too much. Great sipping barleywine. Not too sweet or too hoppy like some others I’ve tried. All around excellent. If you can find this, it’s a must buy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (911) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 1, 2015
Caoba oscuro con espuma beis densa. Aromas de caramelo toffee, chocolate, con fondo de naranja y pino. Cuerpo denso, inicio dulce de caramelo y toque de chocolate, naranja y con final de amargor intenso y resinoso muy duradero.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lefossoyeur (498) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Dark ruby Brown with a generous beige head that fades quickly. Dark Brown cassonade aromas with some tobacco. Médium carbonation, burnt toast with some caramel. Long warning finish. Not bad...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store hami hill. Pours a dark hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, resin, oak, citrus and plum. Body is medium with low to moderate carbonation. Taste is quite citrusy and zesty and slightly oaky. It has some plum in there as well with hints of toffee and caramel and begins quite sweet on the palate then becomes quite bitter on the finish. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
It poured a very dark brown color with a white head. The aroma was of wine, grapes and some barley. The taste was of roasted malts, some dates and figs. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours Brown withcoarse, quickly settling off-white head. Aroma is caramelized sugar, toffee, lightly nutty, plum and raisin, moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Stale hop background, mildly resinous. Flavor caramel, toffee, lightly nutty, toasted, fading to a lightly bitter, piney, resinous finish and a big caramel, toasty, moderately bitter aftertaste. Soft carbonation, medium to full body, and smooth texture. Would have tried this earlier had I realized it was intended as a IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - FEB 10, 2015
500 ml bottle from Birra+ (Bottled on 19-03-2014). Wonderful dark copper/chestnut brown, pretty clear, with a nice, fluffy and persistent light beige head. Quite complex nose, notes of burnt caramel, dark fruits, toffee/mou candies, sour black cherries, a hint of cinnamon, wood, earthy and spicy hops, light alchool. Definitely on the sweet side, chunky and sirupy coating the lips with every sip. Raisins under spirit, brown sugar, and candied citrus peel in the taste. Slightly boozy finish, but it feels overall harmonious and balanced. Very soft carbonation, almost full body, oily texture. Impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1788) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
Orange beer, beige head. Nose is some minerals, malt, caramel, lots of hoppy tones, citrus, chocolate notes, roast. Flavor is lots of caramel and roast with dried fruit. Lots of hops in the finish along with hints of aniseed. Dry finish. Pretty powerful stuff. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
0,5L bottle (from Koht, Tallinn). Pours copper-brown with light brown head. Aroma is intense fruits, citrus, caramel. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, citrus, pine, some alcohol. Finish is grapefruit-pine bitter. Overall: great brew.

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