# 100 - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Much thanks to Phyl21ca, a great trader for this rare brew.
A huge 4 finger light tan coloured head formed on the pour of this beast. Quite clear, yet dark for the style, almost a deep mahogany with blood red hues. Very mildly carbonated, yet quite decent retention considering the absence of carbonation to support its head. Gradually settles to leave a decent collar and somewhat fine yet full, almost clingy, clumps of lacings.
Caramel, hints of a red wine like vinous character, toffee and cocoa make for a complex malt bill, especially for an IPA. Perhaps some oxidation has taken place? Yet the hops are certainly not skunked, with a pronounced floral and citrus (mostly orange) character.
Wow, more like a hoppy barleywine, and a fine one at that, than an IPA with its deep, tasty and complex malt backbone. Reminiscent of Old Crustacean in this respect. Rich toffee, some caramel, rich vinous notes, leather, and powdery cocoa round out the solid malt backbone. The hops are there, but this is no hop bomb with its 80 IBUs balanced against such rich malts. Some grapefruit and pine notes that almost but not quite reach a stripping, resinous level, as well as a pronounced floral, earthy quality, with hints of oak and vanilla. Time to stop rating this as an american DIPA and go with its own strong merits. A woody hop bitterness and notes of a rich, dry red wine or even port carry on long into the aftertaste.
A very richly malted brew, with just the right amount of oxidation of the wort to produce a rich vinous character that adds to the overall presence of this ale. Rich, full bodied, smooth and creamy in feel, nicely contrasted by a sparkly low level of fine carbonation. Nicely hopped, but the 80 IBUs are barely noticeable against the rich and complex malt backbone. The hop bite, characteristic of both american and english hops gives way to the vinous qualities that linger long after the swallow.
Very drinkable for such a big, rich, bold brew. Certainly not very approachable or sessionable, but is a deep and complex sipper, that just may appeal to afficionados of red wines and port. Im glad i got to try this incredibly rich and complex brew. Way too much going on maltwise to be an american DIPA, but this is a great beer nonetheless. Ill be dishing out the bucks for more brews from Nogne, if i can still find their offerings at a store I've visited previously.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2007 00:32:13 | More by demcorhip
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Nova Scotia (Canada)
1.93/5 rDev -52.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Split a 500 ml bottle Nov.30th
A: looked pretty good Nice Brownish Deep Amber colour, Tan'Offwhite head
S: Subtle, faint notes of caramel and chocolate trying to make their presence known
T: Oxidized full on Cardboard bomb. Lingered over powered even the booze.
M: Slightly thinner than i hoped and the faint carbonation didnt help.
O: Not what i was expecting i checked the bottle best before stamp it had two numbers on it 2 years apart should of been in the clear. might need another look if a new shipment comes in
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2013 08:49:24 | More by Relik
# 100 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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