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

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RATINGS: 1224   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 15, 2013
650ml bottle from LCBO. Served in a tulip. Pours an opaque black with a tiny white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma: Interesting mix of both malt and hops, notes of grapes, nuts, hints of chocolate. Palate: thick bodied but not too syrupy, smooth, fizzy, slightly drying finish. Taste: sweet start, slightly bitter finish. Really nice and really well balanced.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rammer (51) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
Well, fragrant, but the bitterness much obscured. More than dipa, not barley wine

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbrygs (3) - POLAND - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
500 ml bottle. Dark brown with beautiful white head. Aroma is malty with dried fruits and a bit of chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is just stunning - malty, hoppy with great taste of dried fruits (like plums, apples). No sign of intrusive alcohol. Impressive!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (895) - CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
On tap at Zubaty Pes, Prague. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Sweet malty flavor, dried fruits, caramel, chocolate, bitter finish. Interesting one.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Froyse (1) - Lillehammer, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
First time tasted 26.april this year, I gave it a poor 1,5 in score. Much have happend with my tastebuds since then, and it's truly worth a 4 in overall score!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nogva (19) - NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Pours dark brown with a thin but creamy off-white head. Sweet and complex aroma of caramel and dried fruits with some vinous esters and belgian yeast. Full body, thick feel, soft carbonation. Taste starts off with roasted malt and lemon zest before moving towards a drier note of licorice and ash with a hint of dark chocolate. The 10% ABV is heartwarming, but not intrusive at all. Long finish with pine and bitter hops. Truly awesome!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LomYst (538) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
Stingy dry hops, chocolat and caramel... Good sweet bitter balance Very fullflavoured body, finish has hops and chocolat Great

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Draught at The Euston Tap, London on 4 Aug 2012. Poured a very dark brown, with a dense off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, citrus peal and pine needles. Toasted malt in the flavour, with some molasses and resinous hops. Finish was chewy grain, burnt sugar and lingering bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eluosiren (100) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 26, 2014
This beer is unbelievable, I can understand why they celebrated 100 batch with it! Crazy IPA!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tobiasoe (64) - NORWAY - NOV 24, 2014
Darkish red-brown under thin white head. Decent aroma intensity rich with fresh hops, roast and nutty malt and some fruity esters. Full bodied, medium carbonated and up-front bitter. The midpalate gives a lot of dried fruit, faint cocoa and hoppy resin, alcohol heaviness. The finish holds the fruit well until dominated by the lasting hoppy and roast bitterness. It’s certainly complex and interesting.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubenlk (2) - - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
Klassiker! Denne svikter aldri. Meget god ale. Vender jevnlig tilbake til denne.


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