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


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RATINGS: 1291   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.

Metalchopz's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2629) - Cantley, Quebec, - JAN 25, 2013
Another great treat from Norway, imported by an Ontario company (keep ’em coming) at the LCBO. Pours a beautiful ruby-amber colour with a big frothy beige head that stays long and gives out thick patchy lacing. Tiny particles floats away. Kind of a mild soapy hop aroma with some soft yeast, dark fruits (prunes, plums), alcohol and light chocolate. Silky smooth mouthfeel, medium-full bodied. Starts off with the dark fruits, then a nice bitterness kicks in to finally show some caramel and maple syrup. All with the hop lingering in the back (grapefruit notes). A really nice cross between an Imperial IPA and Barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McWorta (1051) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2015
Amber-copper relatively clear colour with a beige pillowy head with really good lacings and viscousity. Aromas of strawberry jam, sweet rasiin fruit cake, hay, sultanins, herbal and sweet black currant develop. Smooth carbonation and velvety texture offering a full body with herbal fruit-cake sweetness with a soft astringent-bitterness. Well balanced alcohol aromatic flavours. Lasting pleasant finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeaney (93) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Nøgne Ø #100 I believe was the 2nd beer from this brewery that I have tasted. Mahogany in color with a very thick beige head, aroma was full of roasted malt, caramel and quite piney. Quite a lot of hops in this DIPA, slightly unbalanced with the maltiness of this beer. Quite a complex flavor to this beer, everything from roasted malt/coffee to licorice and bitter piney hops. This beer has tones of bitter chocolate and some nuttiness in the initial taste, but the body of this beer is quite bitter and roasted. Medium bodied brew that has some cola and caramel sweetness with the bitterness of the hops to the front in both the aroma and body of the beer. This makes the finish quite bitter but with the carbonation and body weight of the beer, it balances out quite well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rotaman14 (361) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - AUG 29, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2015 Murky amber body with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, liquorice, grapefruit peel, milk chocolate, wood. Tastes sweet, malty, almost chocolate-y upon entering the mouth; a strong bitterness follows which is slightly woody and very herbal. The aftertaste is bitter and dry and lasts quite some time. Sticky mouthfeel. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theswiftsa (30) - - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle, pours a cloudy Amber with an off white head. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Taste is upfront bitterness with pine, grapefruit and resin notes. A little bit imbalanced with bitterness but still a nice drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3999) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
Clear brown colour. Aroma is very floral and sweet. Flavour is very complex. Herbal floral and sweet. Lots of malt sugars. Thick and sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3014) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Taste from 50 cl bottle, with beerfriends this @ Bourgondische Kruis on Wacho birthday evening 19.08.’15. Very darkbrown near to black color with light beige head. Aroma is malty and hoppy, caramel, alcohol touch. Full body. Taste: dark fruits, citrus note, bitterness, some licorice notes, alcohol. Sweet and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1987) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 24, 2015
50cl bottle from cerveteca lisboa, portugal. Color is dark red, brown. Head is thin and beige. Body is sticky but still smooth. Finish is long and somewhat dry. Taste is high bitter, medium sweet. Flavour is malt, fruit, biscuit, hops, herbs, pepper, earth, wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (114) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
On tap at Tomahawk Bar in snifter. Pours cloudy, dark amber with a rich aroma of earthy malts and hops. Nice bitterness against a bit of sweetness from the malt. One to savour. A fitting choice for my 100th rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2942) - 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 (3977) - 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.

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