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


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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.

zaf's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
zaf (270) - - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (515) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2015
Tap @ basement beer bar, Aalborg. Aroma of caramel malt, more malt, citrus hops. Dark red, no head. Heavy sweetness, moderate bitterness, alcohol. Full body, thick, sticky feel, light carbonation, alcohol malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laakus (75) - Nossebro, - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle. Brewed 170315, BB 170320. Dark brown appearance with some red tones, sparkling clear. Light brown foam. Nose is hoppydominant with some piney flavors and some chocolate and plumlike tones pushing through. Taste is well balanced as it comes to sweetness and bitterness. Although I prefer the DIPA to be rather unbalanced to the bitter side I really enjoy this due to the complexity of using chocolate malt. Definitely rather a Black DIPA than a barley wine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1225) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
This is one of the most complex beers I’ve ever tasted. It has a really nice and lightly sparkling foam. The aroma is characterized by chocolate, plums, sour apple, pine needles, a little yeast and lots of alcohol. It tastes very composed of ripe fruit, a little chocolate, a little anise and a large malty fullness. This is a somewhat bold beer, which has a great thermal effect due to the high alcohol content which will come through on the taste significantly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peter_L (1186) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
Flaska från boxbeers.dk. Brunröd färg med tunn skumslöja. Massiva doftvägg där dadlar, fikon och fänkål kan urskiljas. En liten hint av choklad finns även med. Smaken är enormt påtaglig. Beska, times ten, inleder. Men den övertas snabbt av en komplex mix av torkade frukter, mer fänkål. Lite anis och slutligen antydan av bränt kaffe och en gnutta choklad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ston3s42 (55) - - SEP 7, 2015
Nutty brown appearance with little head. Complex tastes of hops, caramel, dark sweet malt, dried fruits, chocolate and coffee. Good mouth feel, with a long aftertaste of roasted caramel, but slightly too much carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McWorta (1071) - 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 (96) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rotaman14 (397) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - AUG 29, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 10, 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 (32) - - 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 (4084) - 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.

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