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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Second Edition

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2015
500 ml bottle with a nice aluminum case. This was brewed in about 2008!! Bottle stamped number 5493. AdamC with another crazy share! Pitch black with no carbonation (obviously). Aroma is dark chocolate and still showing a solid amount of alcohol. Hints of molasses, dark fruit.

The viscosity of this stout is crazy! As you swirl the snifter, it leaves an oily film, same as it is across the palate. Flavor is notes of tobacco leaves, mild dark fruit, dark chocolate, espresso bean and perhaps anise. The mouthfeel is full with that slick film over the palate. This is an 8 year old brew and it is NOT a mess. The booze preserved the stout nicely. A touch hot from booze with alcohol but it truly helped preserve this stout, wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Acquired in a trade 3 years ago, split 3 ways at cellar temperature today. Small bottle for a big tin.

A - Good cap whisp. Sounds full of carbonation but pours a small head. Pitch black and thick.

S - The aroma is pretty awesome. A lot of vanilla, coconut and dark chocolate fudge. Bourbon presence is big but everything is well integrated.

T - Taste is very nice. Chocolate, fudge, some oak smoke, char taste with a faded coffee bean and maybe some raisin. There’s a lot of flavor here. Well integrated and actually slightly oxidized but it’s minimal.

M - Thick and oily, tiny carbonation bubbles

O - I’m very impressed by how well this held up. A big beer but it really did well over the last 7 years. Fantastic but I’d drink it soon if you have a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Jet black in colour, espresso brown head that quickly disappeared as the alcohol took over. The alcohol in this beer is very dominant both in the aroma and the taste, but getting around this there were some deep dark aromatic tones to enjoy, dark roasted malt, dark ripened fruits and some burnt character. Very powerful in your face aromas of coffee, with dark prunes, raisins and possibly a hint of dark bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (1056) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2015
Black with tan head. Moldy basement, spicy alcohol, leather and brown sugar. Spicy, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee and mold. Overall: great experience! Mold blends well with stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Black as midnight on a moonless night. Lukt av røstet malt, sjokolade, kaffe, lakris og sjokolade. Smak av røstet malt, karamell, sjokolade, kaffe, lakris, og krydder. Virker som at denne har hatt meget godt av lan kjellerlagrig.Vinmonopolet. Lokal øl-smaking på Bryne; 3xUntappd, 2xRateBeer & 1xNeutral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (2846) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015

Lukt: Kaffe, lakris, sjokolade, vanilje og en anelse alkohol.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Ikke skum.
Smak: Frukter, kaffe, lakris og sjokolade.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Vinmonopolet, Nydt@Tasting hos Bryne med Gorm og Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@16%, Når@01.05.2015
Kommentar: Takk til Bryne for å dele denne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7749) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from notes (also recently popped one). Pours a very dark brown to black color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark caramel, dark fruit, raisins, dark chocolate, wood, blackberry, coffee, molasses, some alcohol but it is mostly warming, with a medium plus body. Solid, but can get just as solid with less cost.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (2023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Thick opaque dark brown, no head and lean tannins. Thick set liquorice, rich vinious dark malt and very very faint corn. Initial taste is dark pudding, lightly sweet and oily and middles more salty liquorice. Falls into a slick oily mouthfeel that masks the ABV smoothly. Finish is deep soy sweetness, rich roast bitterness smothered away for the linger and a dubious threat if that alcohol. Cheers Craig.

Bottle, Poncey Southerner Tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle shared at Garvie’s - big thanks to the host. Pours oily black with a small brown foam head. The nose has lots of charred wood, iodine, dark cocoa, earth. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich earthy roast, more char, baking cocoa, burnt sugars, slight vanilla. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Quite nicely balanced on the finish - especially considering the strength - with plenty of peat, cocoa, roast, earth, some leathery dark fruits. Very good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Black with no real head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, dark fruits, berries. Taste of licorice, chocolate. Quite salty and sweet.

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