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Ngne Dark Horizon Fourth Edition

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
96
style
Formerly brewed at Ngne (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2447) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8288) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1732) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (555) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5924) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt with some coffee thrown in. The coffee is very prominent in the flavor with some roasted malt and cream notes. This also has something in the flavor that I cant identify, but I always associate with stouts from Denmark and Norway. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1944) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle...Pour is dark black with thin white head....Nose is chocolate, coffee spice, dry, danish malt..Tatse is dry, chocolate, roast, tobacco, dark chocolate,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black, nose is chocolate, dark fruits, taste is roasted malts, sweet chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (696) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Dark. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet nectar. Taste is the same with a pudding quality to the flavours. Sugary sweet finish. Not my kind of imperial stout. And the coffee added is non-existent on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1202) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
8.5oz bottle. Pours an oily pitch dark brown with blood red edging, no cap. Aroma of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, raisin, licorice, earth. Taste is mostly bitter with deep, syrupy sweetness. So creamy, and quite long dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2156) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
A phenomenal brew. Pours black. No head. Aromas of brown sugar, anise, soy sauce, dark fruits. You can taste the muscovado sugar. Earthy coffee, dark fruit, anise, umami. No alcohol. Awesome!!


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