bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poursjet black with bronze tinges dowm the side of the glass. Only the smallest of tan coloured heads that disappears almost immediately. Huge nose shows heaps of licorice, sweet dark caramel, vanilla and roasted grain. Brilliant. Taste is amazing. Sickly sweet with bucket loads of marmalade and roasted grain. Super complex amd silky smooth. Very full mouthfeel. Brilliant beer.
maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JAN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours opaque black with a very tiny head. The nose is a massive attack of liquorice. The taste has liquorice again and not much else, but the note is massive. The palate is huge in structure, it has the texture of crude oil and although it is difficult for 17.2% beer to clean, there does seem to be a relative falling off at the end, but it’s very long. Overall, I like this a lot.
gunnar (4735) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle, thanks to my beerpal Kim. Pours pitch black with no head at all. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, leather. Taste is strong dark malts, oily and vinous mouthfeel, some vanilla, chocolate, really delicious and sweet. A sipper good as any.
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with no head. Aroma of dark fruit, some coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, notes of alcohol, soy and some calvados. The taste was sweet and heavy but still very drinkable. Hardly any notes of alcohol in the taste. I wonder how this will taste about 3-4 years or so from now?
TheCametron (1563) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with 0 head. Smells good. Tastes impressive. Vanilla, oak. Treacle. So thick. So alcoholic. Quite remarkable.
MalcolmTucker (640) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Big boozy sweet nose. Super complex flavour, very sweet but unbelievable taste. Thich as fuck. This is a proper bad boy.
ShelbyGrey (169) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En botella color negro denso con poca espuma.aroma intenso, maltas caramelizadas, madera chocolate y cafe.sabor dulce, resinoso, embriagador, alcohol bien balanceado.Una delicia.
Beer4000 (4263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle @ Patricks. Black body with a thin, brown film on top. Nice, strong aroma of sweet, black malt, strong coffee, fruity hops, roast, candy sugar and hot alcohol. Flavor is very sweet, but still balanced against the bitterness and alcohol. Lots of sweet malt, dry fruit, bitter hops, coffee and burning hot alcohol. Full body and never ending aftertaste. A really big beer, lots of strong flavors, still amazingly good balanced and surprisingly quaffable. I feel that I could find traces of all three brews here but most of Dark Horizon, maybe because this is the one I have drunk most of. It’s better than DH2 and close to DH1, God knows what some months in the cellar might do with this one. Ridiculous expensive, but after drinking this I’m tempted to say it’s a priceless experience. Need more.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Paolo for the bottle. Pours thick and black like oil. Nose has much of the high alc
Chocolate from dark horizon and some of the cranberry from tokio. I don’t get much of the black. But perhaps it will come out when it warns. Definitely complex. Mouthfeel is pure silk
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kryon (1071) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Pours black with very frizzy low head that disappers after a couple of seconds. Aromas of coffee, brown sugar, dades, figs and alcohol. Palate is fantastic. Taste is a lot of sugar, some alcohol, coffee. It’s a very pleasant and fine tuned imperial stout that is much better than both Brewdog Tokyo and Nögne Ö Dark Horizon!