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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Fourth Edition

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

bottled
available

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unknown

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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013

Bottle 250ml. @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, buzzy, roasted, dark roasted, dark dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130831]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
25 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and roasted malty. Chocolate and dark roasted malty. Sweet, liqourice, dark malty, chocolate and roasted. Dry and chocolate bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted mat, soy sauce, and dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, alcohol, and dark chocolate, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and soy sauce with notes of licorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and licorice with notes of hops and soy sauce. Sweet and roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24920) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Bottled (backlog). Pitch black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is alcohol, plum, liquorice, chocolate and molasses. Flavour is chocolate, liquorice, burning alcohol and some roasted malts, coffee and dark sugars. Ripe dark friuts and alcohol in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23006) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Black with beige head.. Black pepper, coffee and licorice up front. Sweet with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Saccharine, cherry, coffee tobacco and licorice. Long warming finish. Concentrated and less edgy than some of the previous versions.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate, licorice and molasses aroma. Roasted malty thick dark chocolate and licorice flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty bitter dark chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Opaque dark black - brown beer. Good pale tan head. Palate is minerally crisp. Strong dark malt with a little bitterness. Bitter chocolate and rich coffee. Semi dry finish. Dark fruits in the aftertaste as well as more coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2015 bottle at home may 2014... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft mellow rounded chocolate ... muscavado molasis nose ... mellow soft smooth chocolate ... light alcohol.... sweet cherry roast ... mellow soft and fruits ... chocolate 4.1...... Bottle at home... December 2015... Dark black thin tan lacing.. Soft dark plums.. Dark Cherry.. Soft raisin... Dark chocolate fruits nose.. Light fizz.. Dark rich cherry chocolate.. Black forest gateaux... Dark roast.. Rich chocolate roast.. Sweet malts... Rich alcohol.. Rich malts... Much much love in a bottle 4.3

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
Bb 22-08-22, possibly 1 year old
Pitch black, with generous brown head, compact. It’s the usual good sipper; smooth; sweet without being syrupy or thick; strong, but controlling the alcohol perception, till the warming final; dynamic, with piquant hopping; the aroma is harmonious, with brown sugar, chocolate cup, vanilla, roasted malt, hint of coffee.
Excellent beer.


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