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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy brown color with a average fizzy fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty and hoppy, caramel, alcohol, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finsh feel is light alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40482) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2007
50 cL bottle (batch 278, also had the original batch 100 back in 2005). Pours dark brown with an off-white lacing head. Sweet malty, slight fruity aroma. Thick chocolate and hoppy fruity flavoured. Nice dark malty and bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34376) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2005
A hazy very dark red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma is quite hoppy - subtle, but still with a sharpness from the hop acids. The flavor is lovely quite malty sweet, with some notes of caramel to start off - I just got the thought - is this an IIPA? But soon after strong notes of hops hit me - at first just subtle aroma hops, but then the bitterness strikes - and it strikes quite hard with lots of alfa acid. The bitterness totally dries out the mouth - while the alcohol warms the throat. To me this is a little too malty and not quite hoppy enough to be an Imperial IPA - so I’ll go with ChristianSA with the style description as Imperial Brown Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy brown coloured with a creamy and lasting beige head. Sweet perfumed aroma of malts and hops with notes of alcohol. Sweet flavour with lots of maltsand dried fruits and notes of cardemomme. The flavour ends up with a long and dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Bottled. Brown hazy opaque colour, big brown creamy/bubbly head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, cookies, some coffee and yeast. Alcohol, hops, some plum and fruits in flavour. Also old black coffeeish notes and roast can be found. Aftertaste is sweet caramel and alcohol along with hops. Smooth palate. Also some burnt notes in finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful, dark reddish chestnut colour with a small off-white head that collapses rather fast. Almost fatty hop aroma. Loads of caramel in here and roasted malts. A sugary sweetness underlies the very marked bitterness. Very warming alcohol. Rather classical American Imperial IPA. 160905

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23516) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Bottled at RBESG. Copper colour. Rich grapefruit aroma. Dry with rounded mouthfeel. Feels strikingly salty. There’s an abundance of hops and also alcohol. Lingering bitter finish. Uncompromising, and not really striving for balance, but more importantly: tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a thick off-white head. Flowery hoppy aroma. Malty hoppy flavor with hints of pine needles. Long bitter hoppy aftertaste with hints of pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
24th May 2009
Very dark brown beer. Soft palate, light and semi creamy. Rich creamy malt with a nice dark toffee. Fades in to caramel and then just a little contrasting hop. A little aniseed in the finish. A sumptuos beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2008
Bottle at home ... Rating 2000 and it will also take me to 150th rater a nice double ... Ive looked forward to getting hold of this Thanks to Maria for this ...Deep brown black ... nice pine resin hop nose ... nice mouthfeel ... low carbination ...juicy pine hop ... little woody ... juicy and bit juicy bitter in linger ...Darke than i expecxted but really quite nice...

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