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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


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RATINGS: 297   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9910) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredd_an (132) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
22.11.2014. Very intense coffee aroma. Taste fills with very intense simply delicious full taste, coffee chocolate..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1428) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
espenra (902) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2749) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9999) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
8.5 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown with a thin frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, strong coffee, mild nuts, anise and a moderate amount of booze. The taste is dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, mild bubblegum. Medium bodied, low carbonation, prickly booze, decent balance. 9200th rating!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7119) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
8.5 oz. bottle from Keg Liquors. Pours a deep, opaque near-black color with a small tan head that leaves some spots of lace and film, as well as a nice ring. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, sugars, cacao, tobacco, and a hint of earth. Flavor of earth, tobacco, roast, coffee, dark chocolate, sugars, and molasses. Starts earthier and becomes sweeter. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel that coats the palate a bit. The ABV is pretty well masked. Nice. Not as sweet as the Third Edition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
25 cL bottle from Binny’s in Chicago, served in a snifter alongside MIkkeller Black, BrewDog Tokyo*, Black-Tokyo-Horizon and Horizon-Tokyo-Black. Pours black with a minimal head that fades and leaves only a trace of fine lace. The nose has huge coffee and smoky malts, along with chocolate, molasses and a touch of tobacco. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout, with chocolate and huge coffee notes that grow through the second half, along with an herbal-hoppy quality balanced with molasses. The finish is long and roasty with moderate coffee notes. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, milky-syrupy texture and almost nonexistent carbonation. Overall, a very nice imperial stout with huge coffee notes. Delicate and complex, very nice. 2015-01-10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiosna (341) - - DEC 25, 2014
0,25 pullo@ Perttula. Ostettu loppuvuodesta ’13. Lämpimään ruskeaan taittava musta, sakea öljyinen. Tuoksussa makeaa tummaa mallasta, ruista, alkoholia, tummaa hedelmää, luumua, kirsikkaa, etäisesti palvikinkkua. Pehmeä samettinen ja öljyinen. Maussa makeaa tummaa mallasta, alkoholia vähän turhan pistävästi, tummaa hedelmää, luumua, taatelia.

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