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Ngne Dark Horizon Fourth Edition

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 297   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pour is black with a very small tan head. Aroma and flavor is a bit cloying - burnt caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, sweet cream, booze, mild chocolate. Finish is sweet and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, coffee, prunes and figs, earthy hops and licorice. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark malt bitterness, light earthy hops and medium bitterness, dark tart fruits, spicy alcohol and coffee with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (576) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Jet black color, tiny brown head. Coffee nose, roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, brown sugar. Sweet taste, espresso coffee, chocolate, dry finish. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, warming alcohol. Personal stats: Rating #300

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2408) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Poured from a small 8.5 bottle. The coffee is noticeable in the aroma, then fruity estery notes, cocoa, chocolate, sweet caramel. The flavor is leather, slightly smoky, chocolate, coffee, there is a greenness to the coffee flavor. Very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (342) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Been saving this for a few months, but figured now is as good a time as any. Dominated by coffee notes, but not like normal coffee - almost an herbal coffee flavor I suppose it could be called. Surprisingly light-bodied for a beer of this ABV, and the alcohol is barely noticeable. An interesting and very good beer from Nogne O.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfredvik (1277) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
Rating #1100!
Today its exactly two years since DH4 was brewed, and what better way to celebrate its birthday than to open a bottle? It pours a pitch black body with a small, medium brown, short-lived head that soon reduces to a partially covering film, plus a thin ring of foam along the walls of the glass. The aroma is very strong, dark roasted and malty with delicious notes of dark caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and liquorice. The strong flavour follows the aroma, but with far less liquorice and with additional hints of something... eh... green, raw and vegetal? The 16% ABV is not exactly hidden, but the alcohol is masterly integrated and makes the finish pleasantly warming. The taste is pretty heavy sweet and the long-lasting finish is heavy bitter. The beer feels full on the palate with a smooth oily texture and very soft carbonation. A truly wonderful beer that Im looking forward to trying again after a couple of more years in my beer cellar.
[25 cl bottle, batch 857/858, enjoyed 2 hears after brewing, from Vinmonopolet Online]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Black oily pour with little to no light tan head .... Can tell this is oily and thick just by looks ... Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted, light coffee, licorice, oily dark fruits and boozy .... Taste has a hint of smoke, dark chocolate, roasted, licorice, light coffee, oak, bit boozy, dark fruits and very dry .... Has a bit bitter bite on the back end with booze ... Decent stuff for the abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2014
250 ml bottle. #07568. #857/858. BB 22/08/22. A present from my lovely soon-to-be-wife.
Black colour with a tiny light brown head. Dark sweetness, roasted malt, mild alcohol, some mild bitter notes and sugary notes in the aroma. The flavour is very strong and a bit raw. Harsh yeastiness, roasted malt, bitterness, alcohol, lots of sugary sweetness and even some boozy notes in the flavour. 16% is not self-evident but the alcohol is clearly there. Im feeling dizzy. Maybe a bit over the top.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1674) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Olut kaatuu mustana lasiin muodostaen tumman beigen ja mrltn vhisen vaahdon. Tuoksusta lytyy lakritsia, paahtunutta mallasta, salmiakkia, savua ja makeita elementtej. Maku osoittautuu tervaiseksi, makeaksi, paahtuneeksi ja lakritsiseksi. Hienoin elementti maussa lienee kuitenkin pieni vivahde tummaa, kitker suklaata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (521) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
Black with a non retaining espresso coloured head. Aroma has dark chocolate, coffee and alcoholic fumes. Taste is very well balanced between roasted malt and sweetness, it also has coffee, dark bitter chocolate and some liquorice. Alcohol is very well hidden. Full bodied with low and soft carbonation, mouth feel is very smooth. After taste is bitter with warming alcohol.
Very smooth and well balanced, alcohol is well hidden but I expected a bit more bang for the buck both aroma- and taste-wise.

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