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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: 299   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1693) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Olut kaatuu mustana lasiin muodostaen tumman beigen ja määrältään vähäisen vaahdon. Tuoksusta löytyy lakritsia, paahtunutta mallasta, salmiakkia, savua ja makeita elementtejä. Maku osoittautuu tervaiseksi, makeaksi, paahtuneeksi ja lakritsiseksi. Hienoin elementti maussa lienee kuitenkin pieni vivahde tummaa, kitkerää suklaata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (541) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5893) - 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 can’t identify, but I always associate with stouts from Denmark and Norway. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1890) - 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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, dark fruits, taste is roasted malts, sweet chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (679) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1191) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2081) - 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!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (4481) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Babajan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small brown head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, vanilla, raisin, prunes, vinous.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, fruit, chocolate, raisin, alcohol, prunes, liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
bottle pour at braukunst live 2014 (or was it on tap...?). rich jet black, intimidating presence; aroma of molasses and soy/terriyaki; rick, thick and sticky but luscious at the same time; loads of chocolate, cream pie, salted caramels, plenty of bitterness. 50 eurocents for a sample of this was definitely the best value at the festival

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