# 100
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

# 100# 100
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Barleywine - American
Ranked #51
ABV:
10%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,555
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 10.57%
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
479
From:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
 
Norway
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  39
Gots
  44
SCORE
91
Outstanding
# 100# 100
Notes: 23,5° P, 80 IBU.

First brewed to celebrate the 100th batch.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, and chocolate malt; Columbus, Chinook, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.
View: Beers
Reviews: 264 | Ratings: 479 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Greywulfken
Greywulfken from New York

4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoa! This is really nice! Features Maris Otter, wheat, and chocolate malts; Columbus, Chinook, and Centennial hops; English ale yeast, and their local Grimstad water... Malty and hoppy, the hops keeping the sweetness in check...

Dark brown body makes for an opaque drink, sparse bubbly tan head is really just a bunch of soapy-looking bubbles, and the back end of the bottle did cough up some chunky sediment I wasn't prepared for (oh, well - down the hatch!)...

Chewy malts, deep fruits, and earthy hops... Has a mineral quality and something almost savory, too... Hearty but not heavy, great feel and flavors... Suggestions of tobacco, toffee, and rich brown molasses bread... Super-impressed... The 2018 version I'm drinking has a slightly different label than pictured, and says, "Norwegian Ale" instead of "Barley Wine Style Ale"... Recommended...

Sep 25, 2018
Photo of Beersnake1
Beersnake1 from California

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at a bottle share. Pours dark brown. Nose is plum, smoke, caramel, and malts. Really nice and inviting. Taste is smoke, plum, raisin, tobacco, coffee grounds, and salt. Mouthfeel is medium and nice. Overall, a nice barleywine.

Jul 26, 2018
Photo of Tone
Tone from Missouri

3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong alcohol, strong sweet malt, yeast, slight roasted malt, and slight earthiness. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is quite sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a distinct dryness and bitterness. Tastes of strong alcohol, strong sweet malt, yeast, slight roasted malt, hint of smoke, wood, and slight earthiness. Overall, good appearance, complexity, and body, but lacking in blend and sharpness and bitterness are a detraction.

Nov 30, 2017
Photo of hman43
hman43 from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours dark brown and has a light brown head. Head retention is low.

Smell: It has a high aroma of malt and chocolate. There are some moderate plum aromas It has a light earthy element and some wood. There are also a bit of molasses notes.

Taste: The are many rich malt flavors that include toffee, molasses, and bread. There are also some plum notes and chocolate with a bit of wood.

Feel: It has a full body that is not quite chewy, but is thick on the palate. The carbonation is low. There is a pleasant alcohol warming element as well.

Overall, there are a lot of malt flavors with some supporting elements in the background highlighted by chocolate, bread, toffee, and molasses with a strong plum character.

Oct 07, 2017
Photo of macrosmatic
macrosmatic from Florida

3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Deep bronze, with a thin off-white head. Medium level of visible carbonation, and is quite hazy but stops just short of being opaque. Some yeasty sediment flecks sink to the bottom - I don't think I decanted this quite well enough.

S: Toasted bready malts, toffee sweetness, and coniferous hops. Lesser notes of citrus rind, caramel, and a slight oxidation/cardboard – which is disappointing. There's a mild dark fruitiness in the background. Okay aroma, nothing great.

T: Toffee and caramel, resinous sticky hops and caramelized orange rinds. Some brown sugar and a bit of molasses. Again, there's some cardboard oxidation especially in the hop oils. A mild raisiny sweetness - almost soaked in some ethanol (or maybe rum with the brown sugar flavors). It finishes with lingering sticky oily hop resins and brown sugary toasted malts.

M: Medium body with low carbonation sensation, which results in a slick mouthfeel. The alcohol is quite obvious for the listed ABV, but it's not crazy-hot.

O: This really wasn't my favorite, or even particularly good in my opinion. There's no date on the bottle that I can find, but I wonder how old this is (drank 8/11/16). It's nothing I’d drink again but it's not god-awful or anything.

Dec 18, 2016
Photo of barczar
barczar from Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Deep caramelized malt aroma, dark fruit notes of prunes, plum. Lightly vinous.

No carbonation.

Flavor is sweet, with toffee undertones, raisins, prunes, plums, with a roasty bitter, chocolatey finish. There's an odd tangy note.

Jul 01, 2016
Photo of Beginner2
Beginner2 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An interesting story. Home-brewers want to grow their business with the mission of growing craft brewing in Norway; a wealthy country (oil) of mostly small towns. Turns out that drinking habits are slow to turn to the good stuff, so Nogne has to export its growing inventory. It does and develops a reputation among aficionados.

This barleywine is a good interpretation of the style. A pretty redhead, malty in the nose, complex and ever-changing blend of malt and hops, and rich in the mouth.

Jun 13, 2016
Photo of Immortale25
Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a reddish medium brown color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Piney hop aroma with a toasty malt backbone. Has that signature Scandinavian yeast/hop characteristic.

T- Wonderfully balanced with sweet toasty malt and herbal, spicy hop flavor. Bitterness is moderate for the style and everything together leads to a super smooth profile. Notes of candied orange peel.

M- Somewhat sharp from the hops and there's a noticeable alcohol bite but works well within the context of the beer.

O- An excellent take on the American Barleywine with that resinous hop character the Scandinavians are known for. Could probably age decently but I would recommend having it as fresh as you can.

May 24, 2016
Photo of Grindelvasdrum
Grindelvasdrum from Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft at local pub.
A-Black
S-Faint dried fruit, wine, tobacco
T-Nice balance of bitter & sweet, raisins,
roasted malts, wine, strong chocolate finish.
Nice level of complexity to the flavor profile.

M-Very little carbonation, medium body.
O-Nice celebration & holiday sipping beer.

Apr 06, 2016
Photo of stakem
stakem from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Vintage unknown but I bought this off the shelf in PA and stored it for at least a year or 2 prior to recently opening it. 500ml bottle into a tulip, the brew appears black in color with rich khaki head.

This smells of raisons, minerals, earth and meaty with light roast and some citrus hops still evident. It tastes bitter with herbal hops somewhat roasty andvearthy into the aftertaste.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. I bet this was a beast of a hoppy beer while fresh. For my own tastes I wish I would have waited a bit longer to pop it.

Dec 24, 2015
Photo of ClavisAurea
ClavisAurea from New York

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No Freshness date to be found. Served at cellar temps in a tulip glass.

Appearance: poured dark brown and almost black with a nice and creamy tan head. Hints of red poke through the glass. No sediment can be detected. Fair amount of alcohol legs on the glass. Head retention is great.

Nose: leather, tobacco, oxidation of the malts and alcohols, port and sherry wine, some fruityness but it's a stretch. No alcohol presence at all.

Taste: nice medium to high carbonation, leather, oxidation, pipe tobacco, little sweetness left in there from all of the aging. No fruit character at all. Nice aged barleywine taste. No off flavors like cardboard or wet paper; just a clean and well aged barleywine. Can not taste the alcohol.

Overall: you never know what you're going to get when you buy a beer with no freshness date from the clearance section. I scored on this one. All of the hop character that may have been in there is all but gone now and we are just left with a deliciously oxidized glass of wonderfulness. I have another bottle of this and I think it is prime for drinking now. Wish I knew how old this was so I know what kind of aging legs to expect in the future.

Dec 01, 2015
Photo of Ciocanelu
Ciocanelu from Romania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orange color with beige head. Aroma is really hoppy and also has some dried fruits. Taste starts also hoppy with some sweet, toasted malts in the background. Really balanced between the sweet malts and bitter hops. Body is medium and has a good amount of carbonation. Really nice one overall, double IPA meets barleywine.

Nov 24, 2015
Photo of CrazyDavros
CrazyDavros from Australia

3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown with a small head, lots of floating yeast chunks.
Nose shows pine needles, spicy hops, heavy sweet malt, reminiscent of malt extract. Also some burnt sugar.
Pretty similar flavours, massive amounts of sweet malt with some toasty notes backed by heaps of piny and spicy hops.

May 12, 2015
Photo of pat61
pat61 from Minnesota

4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep dark chestnut with a 2” tan fluffy foam collar that grips the side of the glass, producing heavy lace.
S: Rich malt, fruit, dark dried fruit.
T: Big malt flavors light caramel sweetness leads to an alcohol aftertaste balancing between the big malt, big hops and alcohol. The malt suggests a malt shiskey character. Traces of chocolate and citrus. Light drying on the finish and a slight astringency from the hops.
F: Very full bodied yet creamy texture with slightly below average carbonation.
O: The big alcohol, malt and hops combine to give this beer a delightful mixed drink quality.

May 01, 2015
Photo of Brutaltruth
Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this fine barleywine from a growler in a Delirium snifter, my favorite glass. Pours a hazy brownish red with a solid tan head of 1/2 in foam that dissipates to a thin pool and great lacing. Nose of brown sugars, dates, herbal hops, and sweet malts. Flavors are most excellent and improve with warmth. Sweet brown sugar up front and to the sides with a moderate herbal and bittering hops bite to the rear that dances with date and fig like flavors. A light dark cherry presence is detectable making this a most excellent barleywine to savor, sip, and lay down for a number of years. A smooth mouth feel, like silk, with a lightly but not unpleasant bittering hop coming through on the finish. Excellent.

Cheers!

Dec 01, 2014
Photo of draheim
draheim from Washington

3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL into a tulip. Pours a clear reddish mahogany w/ a thin khaki head, minimal lace, just a thin film and collar.

Aroma is floral and herbal over a sweet malt background. Toffee, caramel, vanilla, hops.

Taste is likewise a balance of copious sweet malts and lots of floral and bittering hops.

Mouthfeel is chewy, coating, but not syrupy. High gravity evident, but finishes with a nice hoppy bitterness.

Overall a solid example of an American barleywine.

Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Relik
Relik from Canada

2.03/5  rDev -50.1%
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

Dec 07, 2013
Photo of jwikan
jwikan from New York

4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

FYI everyone I am reviewing this from Norway and there has been a mistake on the label. This is actually an imperial IPA. I think it is an excellent beer. I don't really care about how many fingers and color etc...I care about the taste. I must say for an IPA the 2 Captains (also a Nøgne) is closer to the mark for an IPA, however this beer is so awesome I can't help but rate it high. The nose is almost non existent, even in a large wine glass, but the mouth feel is awesome, the bittering and flavoring hops are fantastic! I can't help but wonder what would happen if a huge pile of the right hops where added to this recipe in the last few minutes of the boil. It reminds me of the Dog fish head IPA line, but better. Bravo again. Too bad Nøgne has been sold to a big player. or...maybe not too bad.

Nov 14, 2013
Photo of GJ40
GJ40 from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brown and hazy with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malts with brown sugar. Flavor is sweet rich malt that's nicely supported by a moderate bitterness. The malts definitely lead but the hops show its American influence. A creamy, silky feel with a nice low carbonation. I'm not a big barleywine fan but I enjoyed this one.

Aug 13, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
joemcgrath27 from Canada

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - swampy brown colour, half finger of head retained at thin cover, left nice consistent lacing
S - citrus with touches of pine, earth, and nuts
T - starts with a citrus hop bite with a strong molasses malt compliment, undertones of earth and almonds with just hint of alcohol sweetness
M - medium body that is fairly sticky at first, drys out through the finish and warms the innards, very drinkable for a big brew
O - rich in flavours while striking a surprisingly nice balance between hop and malt flavours, and a nicely drinkable 10%, this one is a winner

Jun 28, 2013
Photo of JayQue
JayQue from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nogne got this one right!!!! An outstanding American Barleywine. Pours a dark mahogany brown with some light getting through on the outside of the glass. Requires a hard pour to get a small to medium size head. Good sticky lacing.

Strong aroma of caramel malts and a little chocolate. Taste is exceptional. A lice smooth caramel malty backbone, with some elements of chocolate. This is balanced but not overwhelmed by a good infusion of C3 hops. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth with a good hops and alcohol bite at the finish. The alcohol is more warming than harsh. A very satisfying slow sipper.

This is an outstanding beer. A bit pricy at $8.99 for a 16 ouncer but still a very satisfying beer.

May 05, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
biboergosum from Canada

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Having had the #500 not that long ago, it is weird now seeing the #100 following it up. Until I read the helpful label, that is.

This beer pours a hazy, dark orange-tinted dishwater brown (barleywine bulls-eye, that is) colour, with three fingers of puffy, dense, and caked beige head, which leaves a decent horror show of splattered paint lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly abates.

It smells of bitter citrus rind, a touch of pine resin, a big bready caramel/toffee malt, musty dark fruit, earthy anise, further leafy, weedy hops, and a wee booze astringency. The taste is more hefty biscuity, bready caramel malt, orange cream and grapefruit pith, sassy black fruit - prunes, plums and dried cherries, a soft dank mustiness, a touch of dry chocolate, and a well-tempered spiced rum heat.

The bubbles are quite low-key, and mostly just busy with keeping up their structural responsibilities, the body a decently restrained medium-heavy weight, and generally smooth, with a whiff of syrupy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the subtle caramelized sugar backbone not ceding any turf, as the hops lose a bit of their bite, and the booze keeps a way too even keel.

A rather pleasant barleywine, the fruit, toffee, and old attic mustiness doing more for this than any particular hop schedule - not that the latter's efforts aren't appreciated. I could do with seeing this a tad earlier in the hops' lives, but can hardly see why aging this would be worthwhile - it's so well rounded right now.

Apr 13, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
wordemupg from Canada

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into tulip 9/4/13

A dark brownish amber with enough clarity to see a 1/3 of the distance to the other side under the foam, looks thick with some bubbles struggling to stream up the side of the glass. Some random chunks floating around and a very long lasting light brown head leaves plenty of random unorganized lace deep down the glass

S piney citrus rind and a heavy blast of caramel, herbal hops and faint coco powder mix with some faint booze and dark bread

T a slight nutty aspect seems out of place but works, more malty sweetness mixing up with some piney rind, old DIPA or a young BW you tell me,some faint milk chocolate s it wrms

M thick and syrupy with low carbonation but enough for it to work, sticky on the lips with a bitter kick, rind, burnt brown sugar and pine resin lingers long on the finish

O some dark malt notes add a strange mix to this brew, to me it seems lost between styles or perhaps I caught it at an awkward age, either way I like it a lot but would rather have it super fresh or in a couple years

pretty solid brew with a well hidden 10% waiting to kick your ass, still pretty hoppy for a BW and the malt has some dark notes that I don't think works against it but leaves something unique in your glass. Not only am I going to grab one for long term aging I'm going to look for a fresh batch out of hopped up curiosity

Apr 10, 2013
Photo of duracell
duracell from Canada

4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle into a snifter. Had it in December 2012.

A - Pours an amber/mahogany color with an small, off-white head with low retention. Leaves a thin topping on the beer.

S - Loads of aromatic hops (floral and herbal). Caramel, toffee, blackberries.

T/M - Aromatic hops dominate up front with a good malt backbone. Caramel, plums, raisins, a hint of diacetyl in the the second third of the palate. Ends with a medium bitterness, some spicy and caramelized notes that linger. Body on the high side. Extremely smooth. Alcohol is well hidden.

O - Amazing beer! Top notch interpretation of the style. Well balanced, and dangerously drinkable. Highly recommended!

Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Ralphus
Ralphus from Canada

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mahogany brown.. turbid. Head dissipates to thin ring of foam.

S: Cherries, licorice, alcohol, sweetness. Nice.

T: Sweet fruit, big malt character and a finishing of balancing hops. Its good!

M: Smooth and full bodied.

O: A dark, fruity, sweet American Barleywine. Its very enjoyable and they have done a good job hiding much of the alcohol.

Mar 13, 2013
# 100 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 479 ratings