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

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RATINGS: 1394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Reviewed 12/12/2008 (bottle): Pours a very dark brown color body. .Huge foamy creamy tan head, extremely lasting, with okay lacing. Dark fruity aroma, hoppy, sickly sweet smelling. Strong raisin nose. Smokey taste. Light body. Dark coffee taste. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Pours cloudy brown with a huge, fluffy khaki head. Nose is loaded with citrus and pine, with a noticeable solvent-like alcohol note that is not unpleasant. Taste is sweet up front but a bit dry, caramel and a richer, lightly toasted presence dominate with alcohol and spicy hops peeking in. Citrus comes out in a big way with a burst of sweetness moving toward a long, dry, lingering heavy bitterness, wrapping itself around notes of resiny pine. Light carbonation, a bit soft, and a full body that leans just a smidge towards syrupy. All in all an impressive beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle. Really dark IIPA indeed! Aroma is pretty light with some malt,chocolat and sweetness. Also some alcohol in there. Nice seducing red/brown color. small head. Taste is really sweet with lots of malt,caramel,chocolat,coffee and some alcohol. Almost some bready notes in there aswell. Kind of bitter finish with some alcoholburn. The malt is really dominating in this beer. Mouthfeel is creamy and good. Different and enjoyable!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2008
Huge light brown head. Darkest IIPA I have seen. Relatively light aroma, malty with a promising hop nose. Big dry hop and alcohol flavor. Dry chocolate and strong malt could be a Barley Wine or IIPA. Each mouthful is a meal. Fills the stomach, the senses and then the alcohol wave hits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle. Poured deep and solid brown with an orange hue. Nose is of sweet hops, and a hint of alcohol. The label calls it barley wine, and here it is listed as an 2xIPA but it is sort of neither, or what do I know, lol. What I do know is that it is really good. It has real nice hop flavor, slightly floral, and a bit sweet. To me what makes this so good is the delicious malt base. It balances this beer well and makes it super drinkable. The 10% is barely noticeable,well maybe a little. Finish is quite bitter and long lasting. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle courtesy of my man Styles, thanks Chris. Very dark beer with nice head. Smell was of sweet with malt. taste was of course bitter, but with some sweetness as well. Reminds me of a porter. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (7651) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Very much enjoyed this one. But I also drank it with two barley wines on the table. Sweet. Malty. A typical Double IPA that kicks it up a notch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5351) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Deep brown colored body with just a hint of dark copper when held to light. A large, dense khaki head sits on top of the dark colored body. The smell is like milk chocolate and light oranges were mixed together in a desert. There is also a little bit of fresh bread dough. The taste is lightly sweet with iced tea and some orange peels. There is also some milk chocolate in the finish with hints of roast. The body is amazingly light and playful for a beer of this abv.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 500 mL bottle from Belmont Station, Portland, OR. Wow! I see this is not a barleywine as the label indicates. Instead it is a dark double IPA. Awesome. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a two to three fingered dark tan head that lasts for a long time. Small amount of carbonation and great lacework. Aroma is caramel and apple cider. Mouthfeel is creamy and balanced. Lots of roasted malt, hops, pine, and spice. Maybe some milk chocolate. Alcohol is nicely masked Very warming, complex, and overall excellent. I can see how it may be interpreted as a barleywine but this doe not really fall into any one category of beer. My favorite of the Nøgne Ø family by far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that lasted with good to excellent lacing. Heavy complex roasted malt, caramel and earthy hoppy aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.


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