RateBeer
Home >


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
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


FatPhil's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (10291) - Tallinn, - MAY 8, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 275ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) (7:4:7:4:13=3.5)
nutty cakey aroma. slick butter in the mouth. moussy carbonation. odd spicy taste,chilli pepper burn I guess. Strange vanilla sweetness. raisins, vodka, not as raw a previous ones, but could still do with some aging. finish is dry bitterness, ans sweet burntness. need to cellar a bottle I guess. OK to Nice, but not yet good.
Rerate: 275ml bottle (Nordic, Tampere) BB2012-08 drunk 2014-01 (7+:4:7:4:16=3.8+)
Super rich burnt roast aroma, super coffee aspects too. In the mouth it’s a lovely rich roast, but isn’t ashy. A monster of a dark porter, but so tasty that its drinkability is very high - sure you sip rather than glug, but you sip often. Carbonation remarkably high for a 16% IS, that’s probably what keeps it from being heavy or too cloying. Certainly has begun to round out nicely compared with the previous one (which Anna didn’t have). It’s the end of the day, I’ve got a lovely beer in my hand, I don’t want to write any more, sorry.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (929) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2015
Bottle at 9050 tasting. Great packaging and wrapping. Lots of coffee, chocolate, high ABV, awesome beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (920) - AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2015
From a bottle. Huge aroma of port, pours thick with minimal head, warming like a winters fire, this is a serious beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1426) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with thin tan head. Nose sweet malt, chocolate, some dark fruit and raisin, mild coffee late. Taste dark roast coffee up front, moderate bitter chocolate, some raisin and date. Mid palate the alcohol shows up. Roast and fruit in the finish. Syrupy mouth feel. As it warms more chocolate in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (370) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
chocolate, caramel, coffee, woody, vanilla, alcohol, black, tan foam, hazy, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (173) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Svart färg. Kakao doft. Sötma i smaken. Kakao & mörk choklad. Lätt kropp & lätt eftersmak men kakao smaken är jävligt bra. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
22.11.2014. Very intense coffee aroma. Taste fills with very intense simply delicious full taste, coffee chocolate..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle from Binnys. Remember wondering why I spent so much. Idk. Poured thick black with a ring of tan. Aroma smoke char choc molasses dark fruit backend. Light carb med bod. Tastes light dry bitter sweet roasty choc that hangs.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
espenra (916) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2015
25cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Batch 857/858. Brewed 2012-08-22. Best before 2022-08-22. It poured a pitch black colour with a minimal brown head. Aroma is massive. Lots of coffee, liqorice, anis, brown sugar and alcohol. Some hints of dark red fruits.Flavour is suprisingly smooth, but with some rough notes. Alcohol is the first one notices, but then dark chocolate, strong coffee, anis and liqorice appears. After a short while some sweet notes of brown sugar, vanilla. Medium long aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2868) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a fleeting brown head. Caramel and dark roasted malt aromas. The taste follows suit with an almost sweet sherry like note. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10432) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours black oil brown head. Nose/taste of coffee, roast chocolate, velvety milk chocolate, dark sugar and alcohol soaked dark fruit. Medium body.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 30


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50