# 100 | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Norway
nogne-o.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by bark on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,798
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
474
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
45
Trade:
3
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Photo of Greywulfken
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
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...

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of corywalston
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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Photo of hermit990
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andpit
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NightINgale
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metalspice
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Briken
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deac83
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oleg85
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nurglitch
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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