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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Barley Wine
Grimstad, Norway
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RATINGS: 1166   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.


Cryotek's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - APR 20, 2008
Nice dark reddish chestnut color with a short off-white head that quickly disappears. Strong hop aroma. Lots of caramel and roasted malts. A sugary sweetness that goes along with the bitterness. Very warming, what i think an Imperial IPA should be.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (914) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Beige dense 2-finger plus head, spangled laceworks, dark brown body with red tones, hazy I think. Scents of fruity hops, dusty malts, leather and hints of raspberries. Tastes dark roasted malts, chocolate hops, soup of fermented berries. Slightly flourish on palate, half dry, smoothly carbonated. Finishes with roasted malts, chocolate notes, leaves, hops, peels of berries. Overall as an imperial IPA. (Brown 50cl bottle abv10% #1089 BBf09.12.18 b@Vinmonopolet Tromsø.)

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
w_adwersarz (59) - Cracow, POLAND - APR 18, 2014
W aromacie bardzo mało czuć chmiele, piana ładna dość szybko się rozpadła, w kolorze raczej brunatne, praktycznie nie przejrzyste. W smaku typowy Barley Wine dość wysoko wysycony, słodowo słodkie, tak lekko w strone cherry. Z pełnią bym nie przesadzał. Bardzo fajna propozycja

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kingvit (45) - - APR 18, 2014
Aroma: alcohol, resin, grape; Appearance: deep red, minimal head; Taste: medium sweetness, slight bitterness, slight sourness; Palate: long finish, soft carbonation Terrific barley wine, all in style, similar to a porto wine

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (508) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2014
Bottled. A very tasty barley wine style beer. Malty aroma with sweet fruits. Color is typical barley wine dark brown. Taste is a good blend of sweet malt and hops with hidden deceptive alcohol. Long lasting hoppy finish with a side taste of alcohol and malt. Bravo!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5610) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
500ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig röstmalzig, Kaffee, alkoholisch. Geschmack alkoholisch fruchtig, röstmalzig fruchtig, überreife dunkle Früchte.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foxo82 (649) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from Stirchley Wines; consumed to toast Leicester City’s promotion to the Premier League so it had better be good: opaque dark almost black with slight crimson tint. Delicious aroma of suet pudding, liquorice, honey, cough medicine. Taste is initially bitter - a nice surprise for a barley wine - with dark chocolate, malt and a superb bitter/sweet balance. Tastes like a barley wine/IPA crossbreed and smooth as you like and a hint of smoke in the slight bitter finish. Outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (537) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 31, 2014
Some hops perhaps, fermented grains, fruit sweetness. Intense taste, fruity sweetness, some tart notes, strong but not exaggerated bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (113) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 30, 2014
500 no bottle from trade (thanks a lot gunnar). Dark red to black color with a nice beige head. Aromas of floral hops and caramel. Taste was not so nice and balanced, especially with the yeast inside. Caramel, some bread,maybe some floral hops and yeast. Aftertaste was bitter and long, with syrupy mouthfeel. Medium to full body with medium carbonation. A nice beer but the yeast was too much for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Keg Half Pint at White Horse European Beer Festival 2012, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2012 - Very Dark Reddish Brown in colour. Very Malty; lots of roasty malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Fruity; dried fruits and grapefruit citrus. Hoppy; considerable resiny hop bitterness. Yeasty. Alcohol very evident. Sweet bitter roasty malty and fruity hoppy throughout. Lovely IIPA or Barley Wine or almost an Impy Stout!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Tämä satku on batchia 538 ja pantu 070910. Melko tuore pullo siis. Aikaisemmin olen maistanut tätä kerran ja silloin oli vanhemman pullon sisältö tarkkailun alla. Mustaa nestettä kaatuu snifteriin ja olut muodostautuu myös paksuksi beigeksi vaahdoksi. Tuoksusta löytyy heti havumetsäisyyttä ja sitruksista hedelmäisyyttä. Tarkemman tarkastelun alla se sekoittuu lakritsiin ja hienoiseen suklaan aromiinkin. Maku on katkera, havuinen, lakritsinen, makea ja kirpakan hedelmäinen. Ratebeerissä tämä listataan barley wineksi, mutta ilmeisesti sen osalta kyseessä on etikettiin joutunut painovirhepaholainen. Tämä on lähempänä Olutoppaan tulkintaa eli imperial IPAa. Itse sanoisin, että tämä voisi olla black IPA. Jonkin verran tämä myös muistuttaa esim. Mikkellerin Beer Hop Breakfastia, joka taas on stout. Suutuntumaltaan tämä ei varsinaisesti ole ihan kiinteää, mutta ei vetistäkään. Hyvän puolelle menee silläkin osastolla.


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