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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1359   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FrenchBrewer (5) - Dijon, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
L’une de mes meilleures dégustation ! Une bière très équilibré, si vous en avez l’occasion, FONCEZ !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RuneS (5) - NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012 does not count
Pleasing estery aroma with spices, wood, hops and dark caramel. Dark brown, with ruby tones. Fluffy head. Good retainment. Round and full mouthfeel. An explosion of flavour with caramel, biscuits, figs, wood and a distinct english ester profile. A bit of a bitter "hoppish" bite at the end. Lovely. One of my favorites!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BitchPls (762) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Cola black beer with a huge beige head. Looks delicious! Very fruity and sweet, hoppy aroma of ripe peaches and other more exotic aromas. Body is soft, full and round. Lovely sweetness combined with a grape fruity bitterness. Lots of caramel, raisins, sherry and some roasted coffee. Some warming alcohol as well but is well hidden in the taste. What a great beer even if this is not fresh (brewed 100811 and opened 120513). Truly a master piece and a piece of art!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
villevav (447) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Nogne #100 on yksi mieleenpainuvimmista ja maukkaimmista maistamistani oluista ja pitää myös pisteissä kärkipaikkaa noin 540 maistamani oluen joukossa. Hämmästyttävintä on se kuinka Nogne onnistuu yhdistämään voimakkaan kielellä leikittelevän humaloinnin täyteläiseen makumaailmaan, jonka kruunaa nappiin osuva alkoholin polte jälkimaussa. Moni on mennyt alkoholisuuden kanssa mönkään, mutta tässä se vaan toimi. Vaikka humalaa on reilusti, se ei peitä alleen maun hienoja nyansseja, vaan mausta ja tuoksusta on aistittavissa mm. lakritsia, anista, karamellisuutta, hedelmäisyyttä.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kingvit (409) - - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 Aroma: spices, alcohol, resin, grape, red fruit, caramel, chocolate, citrus; Appearance: deep red, minimal head; Taste: medium sweetness, slight bitterness, slight sourness; Palate: long finish, soft carbonation, oily texture, medium body Terrific hybrid of a barley wine and IIPA, sharing advantages of both styles, complex aroma, accurate composition of hops, impression of barrel aging, similar to a porto wine. Perfectly paired with a fresh plum and chocolate-cherry cake.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matis (241) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rmilo (22) - POLAND - JAN 7, 2016
IT is my first barley wine in my life .. outstanding beer !! great lacing and foam , charge on the glass whole time , aroma dry fruit , blackberry , forest fruit, where is alcohol ??? barnyyard, earthy , richest aroma all of time for me . I drink a lot of beer, most you can see on my instagram.com/rmil0 ,Fantastic stuff .. In taste : sweet heavy and another dry fruit apperance i like it texture is sticki ,bitter is medium (for me) with coffee and chocolate after taste , My number 1 beer so far I drinking aged bottle it is 14.11.13 bottleed, batch 1071 , best before 14.11.18

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Bottle... RBSG2005... This beer rocks!... Clear, caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Great retention. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, pine, dark fruits and milk chocolate. Flavor starts malty and rich with caramel, chocolate and toffee, but is balanced out by bitter grapefruit peel and earthiness. Full-bodied and very creamy with moderate carbonation. Lengthy, chocolaty, then bitter finish. One of a couple second favorite beers from this past weekend in Montreal. Probably mis-classified regardless of what the brewer claims. New style? IBA? I think Dogfish Head would nod it’s approval.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting 05. Beetroot hued amber. Thick hop aroma, with some tree bark. Slightly burnt roast and clay on the finish, also some smoke. Smooth, fizzy finish. Very tasty. (original score 3.9 on 18/8/05). RE-RATE: Really enjoyable. Big, thick and fizzy. Rooty, hoppy, brooding and intense. Warming and delicious. (New score 4.5, so I’ve bumped the average up to 4.2). Thanks. (1st re-rate was 29th October 2011). RE-RATE again - this should be 4.6 overall. It’s magnificent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2006
Bottle. It pours as a brown ale with white foam. Looks very good! Very good aroma but it is hard to describe. Maybe like a crossing between an india pale ale and a barley wine? Slightly dry roasted taste. A bit sweet. Sorry but I am too much of a beginner to descibe this beer! Very complex. One of the best beers I had.

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