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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: 311   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3890) - 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 (853) - 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 (6582) - 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 (767) - 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 (1721) - 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 (10774) - 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 (695) - 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 (2608) - 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 (417) - 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 (1406) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
Rating #1100!
Today it’s 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 I’m 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]

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