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


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RATINGS: 1275   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.

alobar's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3057) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours chestnut brown with an off-white color. Aroma of fruit, chocolate, and hops. Sweet chocolate malt upfront with fruit, pine, and a slight bitter ending. Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1175) - - JUL 2, 2015
Draught at Night Owl. Rich body, dark roasted malt, dried fruit, honey, herbal hops, traces of alcohol, dry smokey finish. Decent hoppy barley wine but was expecting more depth considering the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmargarucci (161) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2015
On tap erzbierschof zuri. Pours a dark opaque milky brown with long lasting white head. Aroma sweet caramel, roasted nuts alcohol. Taste is well balance malty sweet to start followed by dry herbal hoppy finish with hints of strong alcohol and oak. Nicely balanced. Hides high abv well. Great barley wine!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (900) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 27/6-15. Fruity and hoppy with caramely notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry and hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1664) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 150627. Malty, hoppy and caramely, sweet, medium body with än oily texture. The finish is dry and hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (224) - POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric glass. Deep brown, hazy with densed, medium head with poor retention. medicore lacing. Medium fruity aroma, light brown sugar, piney and smokey aroma. You can also feel some hints of raw grain and caramel. High bitterness from the beginning of degustation, this barley wine is not as most of available in the market - sweet and sticky. There are massvie amount of sweet and sugary malts, but hoppy character overbalance it. Full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation finish is long and sweet. In overall very excellent barley wine for real hoppy geeks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (359) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 18, 2015
500 ml bottle. Bronze amber color, very good foam. Aroma: floral, citrus, fruits, wine, caramel, candied fruit, toffee, candy and yellow plums. Taste: bitter-sweet, honey malt, plum wine, grapefruit slices, caramel and brandy, good hop bitterness. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (2499) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Hazy, deep copper colour. Thin, lasting, clingy, beige head. Viscous and leggy. Big, DIPA aroma going on. Fusty, stewed fruit hop. Some dried vine fruits. Peppery spice. Missus says liquorice. Taste is thick, chewy sweet, turning rich, greasy, stewed hop bitter. It’s full on, certainly, but not heady. Palate is soft, rich, and full. Finishes long, resinous, oily bitter. Big beer. Really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (587) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 11, 2015
the aroma is caramel and fruity with shades of hop and some spices... the taste is caramel and rather hoppy with notes of dark fruits, resin, brown sugar and spicy grasses... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
colui72 (192) - HONG KONG - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2015 Since I poured it and it was so creamy I knew that I would have found paradise there. Dark copper appearance, thin head, medium sweet, dry fruit, smooth and creamy. Medium sweet finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1411) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Batch #1311, about 6 months old. Opaque light mahogany body. Hoppy aroma with American hops and sweet dried fruit. Sweet hoppy taste with more dried fruits: dates, white raisins etc. Hops feel kind of "green" with notes of apple peel. Sweet syrupy finish. The high level of hoppiness brings some balance but somehow the sweetness still prevails. This needs to spend another 6 months in the cellar - too sweet now.

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