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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1372   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.

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Scipio's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scipio (869) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a deep, dark amber with a thick and frothy beige head. Very appealing and complex aroma, with raisin, licorice, plum, apple, caramel, pine, and some chocolate undertones. The fruity aspects stand out most here. The taste, while really not what I was expecting, is very good as well. It is quite roasted. Big on caramel, coffee, chocolate, and pine. I still get the darker fruits underneath these dominant flavors. Contains an impressive hoppy kick that is very much like an IPA. Aftertaste is caramel, coffee, and lots of pine. More of a medium body here with a texture that is sticky. Alcohol content becomes apparent quickly and settles in very nicely. This beer really is something else. It feels like a blend of different styles that are all made up extremely well. Each sip gives a different impression to me. And the transition from the nose to the taste is wonderful. If you want to impress your friends, make them try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilkniamhel (689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2017
From bottle. Pours hazy dark brown. Nose of hazelnuts, burnt toffee, raisins, brambles, molasses. Taste is black cherry, dark chocolate, spices, roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (645) - - DEC 26, 2016
Mmm ... somewhere between a double IPA and a barley wine. Nice place to get lost. Quite sweet and subtly boozy with chocolate and caramel from the malt against sweet then bitter pine and citrus notes from the hops. Great batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (471) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 23, 2016
Grande american Barley wine. Corpo pieno, aroma e gusto con sentori luppolati, caramellati e un po’ liquorosi. Ne ho assaggiati di migliori, ma questa spicca per il suo equilibrio e "leggerezza", almeno contando che sono sempre 10º!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nudiebear (321) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2016
Poured a dark red. Notes of pine and green soap. Fresh, hoppy bitter and lightly sweet. Strong alcohol. Good stuff, half year old

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (744) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Pours murky brown with a light tan head. Aroma sweet feed, molasses and hops(?). Taste is carob-like malts followed by syrupy sweetness and a mild bitter mango-ish tingle at the finish. Nice for a cold Florida day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Perun (143) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - NOV 25, 2016
Спирт, карамел& хлеб, но в неправи& пропорц&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SNL (701) - - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown pour, small tan head. Nose is sweet, hints of brown sugar. Taste balanced, but a little note of alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2429) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a #100 by Nøgne Ø at Kabaty Takie lesno-zywiczno-bejcowe... Solidne slody w tle. Slodkie. Bejcowe posmaki. W ciemno bym chyba obstawial, ze bylo w beczce chwile. Ciekawe

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smmaaren (588) - NORWAY - NOV 4, 2016
50cl bottle from Polet. Dark brown colour with big beige head. Aromas of hops, coffee and malts. Taste is bitter with hints of alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3309) - SPAIN - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle 50cl @ Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid, Spain A: Dark brown T: Malt, caramel, raisins, alcohol.

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