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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: 471   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6180) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black beer with a dark brown head. Wow! Only downfall is the quick disappearance of the foamy head... Aroma is a mix of liquorice, mocha, roast, fudge, soy, pudding, bit boozy, marzipan, some coffee, dark chocolate, hint of aftershave and caramel. Flavour is a mix of bitters, roast, tiramisu, nuts, dark chocolate, light boozy, cacoa, nutty, tobacco, liquorice, light fudgy, some mocha and caramel... Aftertaste is roast, dark chocolate, tobacco, light dry, bitter, herbal roast and fudge... Low carbo, light watery lighter creamy mouthfeel, full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Camons. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. Oily. 011115

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3 oz bottle pour at ChurchKey shared by solidfunk, thanks Josh! Black with no noticeable head. Aromas of smoke, caramel, chocolate, whiskey. Tastes of chocolate, smoke, whiskey, coffee. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7613) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Lots of roast and some smoke. Dark chocolate and booze. Thick pour but not necessarily syrupy. Bitter finish with some boozy sweetness. Black pour without much head. Bottle pour at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10200) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours pitch black with a fading brown head, setling to a small ring of foam, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, dried dark fruit, plum, figs, alcohol. Flavor is rather sweet, malt, sweet dried dark fruit, plum, figs, dark chocolate, licorice, boozy, wood. Medium body, quite high carbonation for the ABV, sweet finish with lots of alcohol. 301015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4499) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle sample @ BAJT. Pours viscous pitch black with a small mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is malty and fruity with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, dark roast coffee, chocolate syrup, raisins, dates, leather, moist soil and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty and malty. Mouthfeel is viscous, round, roasted astringent, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, syrupy coffee and chocolate, raisins, dates, brandy, ketjap manis, cardboard and alcohol. Time has taken its toll but still a fairly good heavy IS. Was most likely quite good many years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6181) - 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 (4518) - 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 (1364) - 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.

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