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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Fourth Edition

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Jet black pour with a small tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, cocoa, and notes of anise. Flavor is roasted malts with lots of coffee. Notes of molasses and dark fruits as well. Really complex brew. Slightly warming in the finish from the abv but you’d never guess it was 16% Really great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s house. Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin light brown head. Big licorice, dark chocolate, light vanilla, a touch boozy aroma. Rich dark chocolate, thick black licorice, vanilla, a bit boozy flavor. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pour out of 250 mL, thick black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark chocolate, toffee, hints of oak, slight toffee, hints of dark fruits, hints of oak. Taste is lots of dark licorice, dark fruits, hints of oak, dark chocolate, slight oak, molasses, and dark fruit, finishing bitter, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle from the Norwegian contingent. Black with small tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, burnt sugar, licorice, and raisin. Chocolate, coffee, and some ash. Flavor is a touch bitter, but also very sweet. Big roasted malt and ash. Coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, and burnt sugar. Raisin, plum, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle, just over a year old, nicely packaged in purple paper. Poured into a snifter. Fairly thick pour with a small dark brown head. Smell is quite sharp, alcohol and vegetable, coffee really takes a backseat. Mouthfeel is medium - not quite as big as expected and a bit foamy. Taste is again quite sharp, coffee comes out a little, yeast, alcohol is noticeable. An OK imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8365) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, big thanks Colin. It pours dark brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich roast, coconut, vanilla, wood, boozy chocolate and coffee. The taste is bitter-sweet, rich roast, earth, cocoa, dark fruit, spice, wood and coffee with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Slick, rich and surprisingly drinkable given the abv. Mighty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2220) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Black as darkness... Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee... Flavor is sweet and rich malts initially... Coffee is prevalent, velvety mouthfeel... Amazingly good, like dessert... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
250mL thanks to womencantsail and the Norwegian RB crew. Ink pour with minimal Martian red foam. Nose is bitter cocoa, hazelnut liquor, waxy black crayon, salty and savory. Taste is spicy, sweet, hazelnut, sharper liquor. Paper in the palate distracts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7248) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
25 cl bottle @ RIP Camp.
Pours jet black color with a minimal head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, some tar, faint syrup and soy, distant hop notes and cocoa. Flavor of cocoa, dark chocolate, dark berries, vanilla, bourbon, licorice and some tar. Somewhat creamy palate with a bitter malty finish. Somewhat disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6872) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
250 ml bottle @ RIP camp.
Pours a pitch black colour with a small faint head. Aroma of soy sauce, roasted malts, herbal notes and wood. Flavour of roasted malts, soy sauce, salty licorice, dark chocolate, wood, mild coffee notes, sweet residual sugar, raisins and muffins. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a sweet, roasty, slightly bitter finish. Still way too sweet, but not as sweet as DH3. Oh well.

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