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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Fourth Edition

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 277   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (2605) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
bearohs (4) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerSkull (1307) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4210) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle from SB while watching opening game in WC 2014-06-12 AR: heavy toasted malt, thick dark chocolate, rum?, vanilla, coffey shot, when poured cherries in brandy AP: dark brown, thick stouthy dark brown head F: wee bubbly, thick oily consistence, dark chocolate, coffey, liqurice, cherries in brandy, Madeira, heavy warming, woody,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (717) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
DWF; Pours almost black with a fast fading, alchol head. Nose is roasted malt, smoked, coffee, ripe fruit, chocolate and alchol. Taste is heavy sweet, moderate bitter, warming and lasting. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat to soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (4354) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller Bangkok on the tap takeover/meet the brewer evening. Poured a deep mahogany with a round tan head. The aroma is big rich liqourice and molasses. The aroma is strong bitter light sweet with a rich alcoholic malt sweet chocolate palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. An experience indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llkc (396) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2014
DUft: sød. kaffe. chokolade rosin. ristet malt. smag: meget smag af ristet malt kaffe. mørk chokolade. varm efter smag fra alkoholen, som fremhæver de mørke malte. en til start meget blød smag. men som bliver kras og varm

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matis (117) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at Chmielarnia in Warsaw. Beige strong head. Chocolate, cacao, milk coffee also some alcohol in nose. Very sweet, creamy, oily, medium bitterness recognizable only in higher temp. Too sweet one and a little bit exaggerated for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (963) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
bottle in a trade thanks to cunningham! shared with a friend. poured a dark black colour with a small mocha head. a lot of lacing on the side of the glass. caramel, brown sugar, red fruits, cherries, roasted malts, chocolate. earts, hints of the strong alcohol. real special taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (989) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
From a 250ml bottle on 24/5/2014 (batch number 857/858). Pours close to black with a tiny deep tan head. The aroma is fruity and boozy with subtle chocolate notes. Flavour wise this is a powerhouse - sweet dark fruit (prunes, dates cherries), milk and dark chocolate, roasty espresso, nuts, vanilla, a touch of soy and some warming alcohol. Damn this is complex in the mouth - very sweet and dessert like, but with lots of good counterbalancing dry, roasty hop bitterness. Chocolate is the dominating feature but there’s a whole lot more going on as well. Has a thick, rich, velvety palate and modest carbonation. You know you’re not drinking a light beer but it drinks surprising easily for 16%. This is a fantastic sweet impy.

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