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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: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13741) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours very dark brown with tan bubbles. Aroma is sort of alcohol and treacle. With fruit and heat burn on the tongue. Develops some coffee. Finishes not quite dry and somewhat bitter. Flavors are strong, simple, yet hard to describe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikkopen (1026) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2013
250 ml bottle. Black, with a thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, coffee and dark fruits. The flavour is sweetish, roasted malty, with liquorice and coffee, and fruity, port-like notes. Herbal hops and warming alcohol in the finish. Complex and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_est_deus (1094) - örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
Svart öl med mörk brunt skum som snabbt försvinner. Doft: Vin, kaffe, kakao, torkad frukt, alkohol, lite lite rök. Smak: Mörk choklad, kaffe, frukt, apelsin choklad, sött vin, frukt, brago och havre. Otroligt rund och fin, underbar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Simonsen (1055) - NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
Flaske fra vinmonopolet.Svart tykk oljeaktig viskositet.beige brunaktig skum. Lite karbonert. Smaker kaffe, sukker,kandis, lakris,sjokolade.dark horizon Skuffer ikke denne gangen heller

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (2362) - Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle, batch #857/858, BBE 22/08/22. Pours jet black with a small, dark mocha-colored head. Aroma is a lot of roast and coffee. Mostly that really. Some salty liquorice and soy sauce, a light touch of smoke, it is so roasted. Taste is a lot of roast and coffee, semi sweet, loads of liquorice, strong and full. Sweetish liquorice. Full and somewhat oily, quite a bit of carbonation for a beer this strong. No trace of the alcohol anywhere really.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (452) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Sharp aroma lead by licorice and salty licorice. Also smoke, tar, coffee and a bit of vinegar and malts. Black color with light brown head. Taste is dominated with licorice and salty licorice, but there are also clear flavors of coffee, plum and malts. No roasted flavors, but alcohol comes trough and amplifies already sharp taste. Wide taste spectrum and long, dry and malty aftertaste. Alcohol warms stomach nicely. Bull bodied, thick palate. Moderate carbonation really suits for this beer. Overall a reference-class stout with a bit too edgy character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6627) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2013
On tap at Beer 13, Oslo. Seducingly easy drinking. Intense tar, molasses, alcohol, smoke. Open, mature, no need to do antyhing more with this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1786) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle from Beermongers. Poured into snifter. A: Opaque black that seems like someone dyed milk with ink. Mocha head that disippates. Great lacing. N: Rye read, lactose, coffee, dark chocolate, burnt brown sugars, noticeable green bean smell. Prune, soy,anise. Alcohol wafts out of this, too. A little frightening. T: Very flavorful. Lots and lots of sugars and chocolate sweetness. Bitterness and char back up the intense malt. Touch of salt/soy. M: Very syrupy and coating. Alcohol is suprisingly well hidden considering its presence in the nose. O: Very well done. This is huge, but it shows enough restraint to remain drinkable and enjoyable. Does a far better job of taking this over the top than other beers like Dark Lord or Black Tuesday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7411) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
8.5. Pours jet black with no head lace or legs. Huge beautiful roasty coffee nose, acidic, deep, earthy. Sticky thick body. Light carb. Deep, earthy, complex mid palate with coffee, prune, soy, and chocolate. Long earthy coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchPls (727) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Cola black beer with a dark brown small head. Coffee and sweet, ripe, dark fruits on the nose. Liquorice, coffee, some red berries. There’s a lot of bitterness which is still in balance with the flavours and it lasts for a long time. The body feels quite light compared to the big tastes so it’s actually quite easy to drink. The mouth feel is quite soft and creamy smooth. You don’t want to drink it too fast though because even a little sip has so much flavour. The alcohol content is very well hidden and it does not taste at all.

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