# 100 - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
Deep amber-brown colour, ring of off white head, some lace. Smell is full of citrus, hoppy with pine and dank notes, malty, caramel and toffee, bit of darker fruit, raisin and sugars. Taste has a big hop presence, dank pine, citrus, caramel malt, a bit of cocoa flavours toward the finish, hoppy aftertaste. Light-medium carbonation, medium-full body. Solid hop forward barley wine, ABV goes undetected, quite easy drinking and worth coming back to.
02-23-2013 12:53:28 | More by peensteen
4.03/5 rDev 0%
The first glass poured a dark chestnut brown, while the second glass was just as dark, but hazier as well. Tastes of dark fruits, with breaded malt and a slight roasted chocolate to go with the hops in the finish. For being a big beer at 10%, it does drink pretty good as there is no alcohol burn. But your body definately feels it! A good barleywine overall.
02-18-2013 01:59:51 | More by WeedKing4
4.04/5 rDev +0.2%
Props to peensteen for the hook-up on this treat.
A - Pours a murky brown colour, ruby red hue, finger of head with some retention and sporadic lacing.
S - Scent is dominated by citrus hop notes, earthy cedar notes, caramel, burnt toast and a hint of oak.
T - The citrus flavours dominate, earthy cedar notes continue to come through alongside a heavy rye bready malt flavour, citrus bitterness lingers alongside a hint of ABV heat.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of heat on the finish.
O - A tasty brew and one of my favourites from this brewery. Super glad to have had an opportunity to try it. Incredibly drinkable whose ABV goes almost unnoticed.
02-10-2013 04:58:59 | More by andrenaline
3.84/5 rDev -4.7%
Pours a hazy mahogany color with orange edges. The frothy espresso colored head lasts a short while, mustering up plenty of lace trails and patches on the glass. The aroma is equal parts roasty, chocolaty malts and citric, pithy hops. Eucalyptus, pine and lemon hop notes hit first in the taste. A wall of malts mixed with a warming, spicy alcohol kick show shortly after. Rum cake, cherries, vanilla and cocoa all show. There's a whiff of soy sauce as well. The finish is moderately bitter and boozy. The mouthfeel is full bodied with lots of dextrins. Carbonation is creamy in texture.
This is a good, hop forward Barleywine. Lots of complexity and a unique hop profile. The only drawback is the immodest alcohol taste - understandable for the ABV, but many others have done much better. Still though, this is a great winter sipper. Worth a try for sure.
02-07-2013 04:54:33 | More by CAMRAhardliner
3.85/5 rDev -4.5%
Purchased from Beers of Europe in Kingland, England
A-Poured a thick murky bownish, light carbonation and head, with a bit of floating sediment, light lacing
S-Sweet, hints of caramel, some light hints of pine and citrus, hops
T-Heavy, a little oily, again with the light citrus and hops, pine and like the smell pleasantly sweet and hoppy combination
M-Thick and chewy with creamy carbonation.
O-Interesting version of a Barley wine I'm not accustomed to, appears dark but tastes light and at 10% the ABV is well hidden in the taste, though I can feel the effects. I do like this brew, but it is an expensive one.
01-31-2013 12:49:14 | More by mtbdonn
4.11/5 rDev +2%
500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 6.75$
Appearance - Slightly hazy brown colour with a small size fizzy beige coloured head. I can't make out the level of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.
Smell - Hops, malts, grapefruit
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with hops. There is also some notes of chocolate and dark fruits. It ends with a sweet malty aftertaste with a hop bitterness and some heat from the booze.
Overall – Lots of different flavours going on and I can feel the booze almost instantly. This is a really good barley wine that I hope gets even better with age. I tucked a few bottles away to see how it develops.
01-22-2013 01:44:55 | More by spinrsx
4.09/5 rDev +1.5%
16.9 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.
Appearance: This beer poured a crazy off white head that reduced to a thin layer and left some crazy lacing on the glass. It is a dark brown/pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles coming up through or on the sides of the glass.
Smell: Mmmmm, malty goodness. Caramel, toffee, molasses, raisins, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus, and dark fruits. Some boozy alcohol in the end too.
Taste: The taste follows along the same line as the aromas. You do get a little smoke, tobacco, and leather qualities too. There is some boozy alcohol at the end too.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, full bodied, low carbonation, a little bitterness, and quite enjoyable too.
Overall: Pretty solid barleywine here folks. The smokey, tobacco, and leather characteristics give this beer a twist on what I am normally used to from the style.
01-18-2013 06:34:28 | More by Flounder57
3.68/5 rDev -8.7%
Found at the LCBO by accident and was quite surprised. Poured a dark and hazy brown was a decent head for 10%. Smell was slightly malty but the hop aroma overwhelmed it. The taste was slight malt on the fore front and then the bitter hop on the end. Was expecting more malt but was still a good brew. I prefer less hoppy beer but can respect a well made and balanced hopped dark ale. Pretty good beer from a brewery that I have yet to be disappointed by!
01-07-2013 03:09:40 | More by ThinkAgain
3.73/5 rDev -7.4%
Served from a bomber bottle for Christmas.
A = A lovely brown color that shows a fair bit of light through when held up to a source. Light tan head.
S = Nice aroma filled with malt, chocolate, some warm spice, bread and some earthy hops. A good blend.
T = More of a spiced, earthy barley wine. Malt is there, but is not strongly sweet or caramel flavored. Hop flavor is pretty pronounced. Citrus rind, clove, dark bread.
M = Good carbonation, which keeps it from being too thick or syrupy. Nice balance.
O = Overall, a good barley wine with a different flavor profile than my usual American west coast style. Smooth and tasty.
12-27-2012 00:50:07 | More by AaronHomoya
4.18/5 rDev +3.7%
(4.0) A: Attractive Coke-like appearance with a bit of light coming through the bottom. Milky foam head that transforms promptly to a ring. Nice lacing down the glass.
(3.5) S: Root beer aromatic qualities including darker candied fruits, earthy and root-like spices, and some caramel backbone. Fairly hoppy aromas with a welcoming herbal focus.
(4.5) T: A fair bit of tart citrus and herbal hop-like taste coming through at first. Some roasted malt flavour in the form of chocolate along with a more pronounced dark fruit taste that includes cherries and plums. Very nice mix between hop and malt character. Alcohol presence is not overdone. Solidly and pleasingly bitter and dry throughout.
(4.5) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Silky smooth and velvety texture. I still can’t believe how creamy this is. This is a very good mouthfeel.
(4.0) D: With the added hop emphasis to lighten up the beer a bit, and with less of the standard boozy taste, this is something I could have on a regular basis. Everything is well orchestrated and the end product is delicious.
12-23-2012 03:29:53 | More by Digimaika2
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
500ml bottle from the LCBO December release. Bottled in July, BB 2016.
Poured into a Belgian ale goblet. Dark nutty Chestnut in colour, good half inch of froth, sturdy retention, icicles of lacing.
Nice combination of smells here that are pleasant, though they are a little tricky to pin down. The sweet malt of a Barleywine, smoke, raisins, resin and citrus hops, bubblegum or a sweet candy of some sort, chocolate malt.
A little boozy, but quite enjoyable. Lots going on here as well. I think this is a brew that is up to personal interpretation, as I see many different notes cropping up in other review , some that I get, some I don't. I definitely get nice resin hops, raisins or grape, sweet malt a bit of caramel, spices (ginger and cinnamon). It's a complex ale and a tasty one at that.
Nice feel to this, good crisp carbonation, warmth from the booze, medium feel, slightly creamy.
Great brew, will get again while it's here.
12-11-2012 03:13:40 | More by JohnnyBarman
4.03/5 rDev 0%
Deep chestnut red body smother with a very thick, very chunky off-white, sticky head. Dates and prunes along with molasses, almost smokey grains, caramel and toffee in the aroma. Surprisingly mild taste overall (perhaps due to the relative age of this bottle); soft depths of sweetness bolstered with a nicely balanced bitterness and alcohol warmth. Heavy mouthfeel, vinous, smooth.
A big beer with a deceivingly mild character. I was expecting to be hammered with malt sweetness and a strong, boozy taste, but this one came across quite easy drinking compared to many other offerings from the northern Europe regions. Perhaps this all came from letting the bottle sit for most of the year in a relatively temperate environment, but no matter what, this is one fine and approachable big beer.
12-10-2012 00:45:03 | More by beergoot
4/5 rDev -0.7%
Bottle dated July 12, 2012.
Beer is dark brown with some reddish hints. Moderately-sized beige head. OK retention, decent lace.
Smell is a real mixture of sweet malt and bitter, citrusy hops. Burnt caramel, brown sugar, a bit of wood, orange, a bit of apple.
Nice flavour. Similar to the nose, a real mix of malt and hops. Caramel, brown sugar, a bit bready, a touch of dark fruit. As for hops, orange sticks out. I don't pick out a lot more citrus fruit, but there is a notable bitterness from the hops, particularly at the finish. Really a good balance between the two sides. Good.
Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Fairly heavy, bready with a bit of a sticky syrupy flavour.
Overall, a good barleywine. Very enjoyable.
12-09-2012 20:36:53 | More by jrenihan
# 100 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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