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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1316) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2014
A very nice stout where the coffee doesn’t overwhelm all the other components of the beer. Not a lot to say beyond that, it’s got a fudgy character to it and is surprisingly very easy to drink for a Stout above 10% let alone 15% ABV.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (2806) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (6203) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (227) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma is of rich, dark roasted malts and chocolates. Taste is alcohol heat, raisins, fruits, dark malts and chocolates, tar and gravel. Not bad!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at Babajan, Stockholm. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Roasted whisky aroma, caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, raisins, figs, licorice, some prunes. Roasted caramel and licorice flavor, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, prunes, raisins, warming alcohol. Long warming finish. Alcohol is quite well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (2541) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
250ml brown bottle, tissue wrapped and boxed. Batch number 857/858. Pours black, some sediment in the glass. Small beige ring on top. Aromas of coffee, roast, dark chocolate/choco syrup. Taste has dark coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, heavy roast. Coffee finish with alcohol warmth coating the throat, some bitterness deep in the throat as well. Full bodied heavy mouthfeel. Comes together nicely, potent and rich, yet surprisingly easy to drink for it’s strength. A nice treat.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
bearohs (3) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
I got this as suggested. Not a big fan. Seems overly sweet with a tarish like feel. Not horrible but the packaging compared to the beer is not equitable. Poured in a tall sniffer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerSkull (1223) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
(Bottle). Amazingly rich and powerful aroma and taste. Flavors of sweet roasted malt, sweet coffee, sweet dark chocolate and warming alcohol. Very well balanced flavors. Incredible beer, highly recommended!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4031) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle from SB while watching opening game in WC 2014-06-12 AR: heavy toasted malt, thick dark chocolate, rum?, vanilla, coffey shot, when poured cherries in brandy AP: dark brown, thick stouthy dark brown head F: wee bubbly, thick oily consistence, dark chocolate, coffey, liqurice, cherries in brandy, Madeira, heavy warming, woody,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (639) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
DWF; Pours almost black with a fast fading, alchol head. Nose is roasted malt, smoked, coffee, ripe fruit, chocolate and alchol. Taste is heavy sweet, moderate bitter, warming and lasting. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat to soft.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (4011) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller Bangkok on the tap takeover/meet the brewer evening. Poured a deep mahogany with a round tan head. The aroma is big rich liqourice and molasses. The aroma is strong bitter light sweet with a rich alcoholic malt sweet chocolate palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. An experience indeed!


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