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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Second Edition

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4027) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2012
Black colour with a beige head. Complex beer in any way. Deep roasted aroma with some fruity notes. Heavy flavour with coffe, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice yes the whole lot(a rosie). A nice dessert in the evening.
[Bottle at Bishops Arms Järntorget in Göteborg, Sweden]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
(ABV 17.5% according to the bottle...nice one RB :D ) Bottle graciously split with mcberko (you’re welcome!). Pours a clean solid black with a head which disappears very quickly. Aroma of high % dark chocolate, liqueur, darkly roasted coffee, liquorice, caramel, molasses. Easily the booziest of the three Dark Horizons! Booze coats the tongue almost immediately. Complex flavours - as mentioned before, including some dark fruits and wood chips - or similar flavour. Definitely a slow sipper. A complex and intricate beer, which I feel would most certainly deserve a higher rating if the flavour wasn’t so dominated by booze. The other two are indeed more enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
500mL bottle, pours pitch black like engine oil with a very quickly-dissipating brown head. Aroma is very rich with notes molasses, caramel, liqueur coated dark fruits, some light roasted malt and even some light notes of coffee. The beginning of the first sip burns the mouth with intense alcohol, then follows with notes of liqueur, burnt roasted malt, licorice, caramel, tar and tobacco. Complex, but my throat is on fire from the intense booziness. Extremely hot, making no attempt to hide the alcohol even after 4 years of cellaring. Despite this, very soft palate with little carbonation. Probably the weakest of the three Dark Horizons (so far) due to the heat, though enjoyable... very, very, very slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grunx (367) - - JUL 30, 2012
Genial Imperial Stout ideal per a envellir. Notes de torrats, xocolata, cafè... Final lleugerament alcohòlic. Molt recomenable!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Lots of sweet bourbon and black cherries. Much hotterthan tue first, bit skeleton better. Burning hot, no discernible flagrant. Roasted malt, bitter harsh not sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13363) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
28th January 2010
Opaque black beer, thin chocolate coloured head. Dark malt nose with ’green’ coffee. Surprisingly light palate, a little soft. Spirity dark malt and coffee. A coffee liquer without the sweetness. A trace of unsweet dark chocolate. Whisper of cherry before an effervescent dark malt with minerals. Less sweet than the 1st Edition but lighter and with some fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 4, 2012
small serving from a bottle at prague xmas beer markets. jet black with a brown creamy head; aroma of asphalt, mudcake, chocolate schnapps; cloyingly thick to a point verging on unpleasant however saved by its complexity of flavours - liquorice, chocolate coated strawberries, rocky road

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minihame2 (166) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 1, 2012
Pours black with a nice dark brown head that quickly dissipates. Aroma has chocolate, cocoa and some alcohol. Very smooth and oily mouthfeel, there is no carbonation present. Taste is dark as the name might imply, there’s some coffee and chocolate. It’s quite well rounded taste. The high ABV is only noticeable with the aftertaste which I think suffers a bit from it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (949) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
Pours black with a thin khaki head that vanishes quickly. Aroma is licorice, molasses, wood, tobacco, and faint chocolate. Taste is licorice, smoke, raisins, wood, bitter coffee, with alcohol on the back. Slick on the palate and definitely warms on the way down. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (879) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2012
Totally blown away by this. I split it three ways. Black pour, minute off white head. Aroma was very standard when it comes to big stouts. No overwhelming booze or heat, nice roasted malt presence with notes of cocoa and coffee grounds. Flavors were actually rather smooth, lots of roast, bitter coffee, only little heat in the finish. Maybe it was the small serving or just drinking this late in the night but I didn’t find it at all obtrusive and actually quite drinkable. I believe the bottle was from ’06 as well. Nicely done...

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