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

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RATINGS: 1377   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, - DEC 28, 2012
500 mL bottle. Pours a murky walnut color with a thin tan head. Toasted nuts, cocoa powder, orange, fruitcake and pine. Medium sweet with a big hoppy kick, a long bitter finish with plenty of layers and texture. Full mouthfeel. Lots of complexity here, despite the labelling mishap; it makes a great DIPA or barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalspice (808) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2017
Nesten svart med noen røde nyanser. Kompakt, hvitt skum. Røde bær, toffee, nøtter og litt syltetøy. Smakene følger duften med et snev av kaffe og sjokolade på slutten. Fin bitterhet og herlig munnfølelse.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (2590) - PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2017
50cl bottle. Hazy dark brown with a small beige head. Caramel, bread, toffee and a bit boozy. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, floral, biscuity, dark fruit, taste is sweet toffee, fruity, dry, boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4847) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle from Taniguchi. Well priced in Japan for a 500ml bottle. Served in my teku glass it has a huge fruity boozy aroma: raisins and plums with some heat. Full bodied and smooth with a fruity and yet bitter hoppiness but also quite a bit of sweetness. Much less boozy than I feared with a nice depth of flavor and balance. I can see why this is in the Top 50.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (3161) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2017
50cl bottle at home. Hazy dark brown with a small slightly off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Great bitterness with nice subtle sweet tones. Caramel, pine, malts, raisin, ripe fruits and subtle chocolate. Very good barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilkniamhel (729) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (651) - - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (477) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nudiebear (323) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (749) - 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.


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