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


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RATINGS: 1198   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
zaf (239) - - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 aroma: cereal, caramel, floral, resin, alcohol, apparenza: black, cloudy, frothy, gusto: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, palato: full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, spettacolare..veramente fatta benissimo..un barley wine luppolato a dovere..aroma deciso e complesso,luppolo,frutta matura..malto e luppolo perfettamente equilibrati..bella schiuma compatta,birra scura..gusto pieno e piacevole e finale lungo e gustoso..siamo a 2/2 del birrificio nogne,speciale davvero! bevuta all’elfo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (180) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at home (0.5L, batch nr 989, 26-06-13). Pours dark brown with a beige head. Sweet aroma of fruity hops, caramel, malts, raisin, dark fruits, alcohol. Some roasted malts, coffee and chocolate as well. Thick, creamy, mouthfeel. Sweet taste, dark chocolate, (roasted) malts, caramel, dark fruits, some yeast, and hops. Bitter hoppy finish with hints of roasted malts. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matis (108) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Hazy, dark grey colour with tan head. Sweet hops on nose. Chocolate, raisins, nuts, yeast, salt, earth in aroma also. Liquier texture, oily body, sweet dark malts firstly and extremely hoppy finish. Some gras and citrus notes under the basic level. Wow.. it’s so complex and perfect barley wine, strongly reminding an imperial IPA. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rewo (21) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Dark ruby with minimal foam, lots of yeast floating in the bottle. Full sticky body, astonishing mouthfeel. Nose dominated by caramel malts, raisins, plums, roasted toast, exotic fruits hoppiness and some chocolate, similar in the mouth fruity and caramel sweetness followed by heavy yet short bitterness . Great, heavy beer. Either a IIPA with full, stronger than usual, body or heavily hopped barley wine - for me it’s the latter, maybe would have a kind of different opinion had I opened it when it was somewhere around 10 C, not 15+. Would love to drink it 99 times more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maximet (53) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Opaque dark brown with a big tanned head. Strong caramel aroma, with dark fruit, hint of citrus, resin, bread and dough. Taste is mainly caramel with some roasted pinch. Creamy, rich texture with lively carbonation. Nice bitterness/sweetness forgoing each other.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits, pine and some roasted chocolate notes. Taste is sweet with raisins, caramel, ligth bitter roasted finish with a sweet background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edgallow (2012) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2014
22 oz bomber pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, fruit and cocoa. Taste is raisins , malts and fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gijonudobeer (23) - SPAIN - JUL 6, 2014
Que rica. Sutilmenten dulce, envuelta en la magia de la potencia amarga enmascarada completamente por toda la potencia dulzona.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
A superior barleywine. Rich and thick. Lots of dark fruit, chocolate and licorice. Some pine hop bite at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2658) - 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 (1042) - 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...

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