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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Torrefacto (372) - SPAIN - MAR 22, 2014
Color negro opaco con espuma beige. Aromas de frutos rojos, azúcar moreno, café y licor. Textura sedosa y densa con inicio dulce afrutado y tostado con final amargo seco de café. Excelente.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arsol (414) - NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
Svart farge med brunt skum. Lukter kaffe, fruktig, røk og noe alkohol. Kjenner godtt alkoholvarmen. Sødme og bitterhet preger ettersmaken.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Extremely dark brown with a very limited cap. Woody coffee, kind of a raisin, red wine all appear in the nose. Taste is thick, chewy and complex. Raisin, wine, burnt sugar. Coffee is there but not at the front. So much wine. Smoky bacon shows up in the after taste. Somthing reminds me of drinking a Rye and water. Good beer, mind ultering, so drunk, i like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle: First off, I am sincerely grateful this was nothing like the 3rd Edition. What a mess. Very dark pour with a minimal brown head. Fruity nose, coffee, lightly earthy, and modest roast. Hard to imagine this was brewed with green beans… never would have fathomed this. Another powerful ABV and sugary brew, but this works. Good sweetness to roast/char ratio. A good sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4165) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet dark chocolate and hot vanilla aromas. Thick with soy, licorice and burning hot chocolate. Lasting bitter espresso and alcohol finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
(draught) pours black in colour with a small beige head. aroma of brown sugar, alcohol, lavender, treacle, heavy coffe, vanilla and canned tangerines. flavour is very sweet and meaty, with lots of alcohol, husky toasted malts and barnyard, more coffee and dark chocolate. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kordestanchi (19) - - FEB 27, 2014
Very fruity and sweet smell. It tastes fruity and in the begining and you can feel the strong coffee after taste. One of the best ever!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (357) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2014
Tap. Darkest black body with intense Brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark fruit , chocolate, caramel, roasted malts. Taste is caoffee caramell cocoa. Aftertaste is bitter sweet. Great one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
250mL bottle in cool little triangular shaped box. Sinister black brew - pretty much opaque, and could pass as old motor oil. A small ring of dark tan foam holds to the top with a bit of oily residue (hop/coffee oils?). Getting legs on the glass with this one! Aroma slowly reveals itself as it warms; dark chocolate, molasses, sugar crystals, seriously potent espresso & heavily roasted coffee beans. Port-like undertones of plum/prune, raisin & booze. Tremendous weigh & length on the palate - thick without being cloying, low carbonation, sticky yet with a drying acrid burnt coffee/roast malt character providing some balance, of sorts. Delivers BIG flavours, as expected; coffee liqueur, brown sugar, chocolate pudding, old tawny port, & freshly ground coffee. Plenty of bitterness & silky boozy warmth, balances out all of that upfront sweetness. Satisfyingly lingering on the palate for a near-eternity. Substantial, really substantial! Almost rivals a liqueur or fortified wine. Damn sensational really!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
Flaske 0,25l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Batch 857/858. Drukket på RV124 7 Feb 14. Svart. Pent mokkafarget skum som varer noen minutter og stabiliserer seg ganske lavt. Litt lacing. Nydelig sjokolade & lakrisaroma med hint av sjokolade. Vanvittig fylde. Smaken er nesten som en eksplosjon. Røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade, lakris. Herlig tørr bitter ettersmak som varer - og gir mersmak. Var det noe alkohol i denne da?


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