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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: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1168) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Aroma is coffee, caramel, mocha, vanilla beans and rich malts. Taste is very very deep. Fantasticly rich and sweet body. Brown sugar, molasses, caramel, mocha, vanilla beans, fig and dark chocolate. The rich flavors mellow out exceptionally with only slight liquor burn for a 16% beer! Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains poorly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (544) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 13, 2014
250 ml bottle thanks to Gunnar. Black as night body with dark brown head. Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, some coffee and alcohol, some earthy notes. Taste is pretty bittersweet, with chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, dark fruits and coffee, some hops to balance but nothing overpowering. Bittersweet aftertaste, pretty sticky motuhfeel. Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation. A GREATLY balanced Imperial Stout, a true masterpiece!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (300) - Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Big sweet roasted malt aroma. Pitch black color. Rich roasted malts up front followed by bitter chocolate and coffee. Long black coffee finish. Exceptional beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3645) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Une petite bouteille batch 857/858. Un liquide brun foncé pas de mousse. Un nez intense de chocolat, alcool, malt brun. La bouche est tout aussi intense avec un alcool chaud, un chocolat, un malt puissant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4046) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
(Batch : 857/858) Liquide noir visqueux qui montre ses jambes sur la paroi de mon verre. Col qui accompagne chaque gorgée. Chocolat caverneux, café terreux, sauce soya, raisins et autres fruits foncés, tourbe ou réglisse fumée sont des éléments qui façonnent les arômes. Chocolat liquoreux, caramel salé, bois brûlé et fruits macérés tendent à camoufler les saveurs de café. Corps rond et texture grasse. Effervescence minimale. Finale de chocolat et de mélasse fruitée qui ne laisse pas paraître le 16% d’alcool. Une grosse bête dans un flacon de 25 cl parfait pour le partage. Bien intéressant sans être renversant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kalervo (874) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Mikon luona. Black with thin foamy top. Lots of roasted malts, some muscovado-like sweetness, liquorice and sharp hops. Port wine -like finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6731) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, brown sugar, soy sauce, caramel, grains and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, coffee, grains, warming alcohol and licorice. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperTiti33 (788) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Noire intense. Collet brun moka. Nez: café. Anis. Alcool. Chocolat. Bouche: très riche. Sucré. Chocolat. Café corsé. Chaleur d'alcool. Fruité. Datte. Bien complexe. Merci.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1738) - 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 (10931) - 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.

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