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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Fourth Edition

overall
100
97
style
Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There is so much fun involved in creating Dark Horizon. Once it ferments, everyone in the brewery are very enthusiastic and pay close attention. Is the yeast still active? Is everything OK? How does the flavours evolve? Dark Horizon is normally dark and velvety. Muscovado sugars provides good fruity aromas. The coffee is a chapter on its own. The green beans will first be treated alfa amylase, an enzyme brewers enjoy working with. Then we mash the green beans before drying and roasting them. This gives it the unique flavor Dark Horizon deserves. Share Dark Horizon with someone you think deserves it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (452) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Dark. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet nectar. Taste is the same with a pudding quality to the flavours. Sugary sweet finish. Not my kind of imperial stout. And the coffee added is non-existent on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (924) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
8.5oz bottle. Pours an oily pitch dark brown with blood red edging, no cap. Aroma of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, raisin, licorice, earth. Taste is mostly bitter with deep, syrupy sweetness. So creamy, and quite long dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
A phenomenal brew. Pours black. No head. Aromas of brown sugar, anise, soy sauce, dark fruits. You can taste the muscovado sugar. Earthy coffee, dark fruit, anise, umami. No alcohol. Awesome!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (2928) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Babajan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small brown head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, vanilla, raisin, prunes, vinous.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, fruit, chocolate, raisin, alcohol, prunes, liquorice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
bottle pour at braukunst live 2014 (or was it on tap...?). rich jet black, intimidating presence; aroma of molasses and soy/terriyaki; rick, thick and sticky but luscious at the same time; loads of chocolate, cream pie, salted caramels, plenty of bitterness. 50 eurocents for a sample of this was definitely the best value at the festival

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (259) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma is of rich, dark roasted malts and chocolates. Taste is alcohol heat, raisins, fruits, dark malts and chocolates, tar and gravel. Not bad!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10109) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at Babajan, Stockholm. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Roasted whisky aroma, caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, raisins, figs, licorice, some prunes. Roasted caramel and licorice flavor, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, prunes, raisins, warming alcohol. Long warming finish. Alcohol is quite well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (2559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
250ml brown bottle, tissue wrapped and boxed. Batch number 857/858. Pours black, some sediment in the glass. Small beige ring on top. Aromas of coffee, roast, dark chocolate/choco syrup. Taste has dark coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, heavy roast. Coffee finish with alcohol warmth coating the throat, some bitterness deep in the throat as well. Full bodied heavy mouthfeel. Comes together nicely, potent and rich, yet surprisingly easy to drink for it’s strength. A nice treat.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
bearohs (3) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
I got this as suggested. Not a big fan. Seems overly sweet with a tarish like feel. Not horrible but the packaging compared to the beer is not equitable. Poured in a tall sniffer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerSkull (1234) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
(Bottle). Amazingly rich and powerful aroma and taste. Flavors of sweet roasted malt, sweet coffee, sweet dark chocolate and warming alcohol. Very well balanced flavors. Incredible beer, highly recommended!


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