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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Second Edition

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

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, - NOV 7, 2009
Aroma: malolactic, port, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark malts – delicious. Slightly of coffee (delicious), hot but cool. Slightly towards a cognac-like aroma. Hops can be deiscerned, but not easily. Lovely, but definitely towards a sweet and sophisticated porter/port-realm. Some woody funkiness and vague peatiness comes through, reminds me of watered Laphroaig och Lagavulin. Nice!
Flavour: Initial roastiness followed by hot, alcoholic maltbitterness. Syrup and fine dark chocolate. Slightly towards espresso but with a very smooth bitterness. Fruitiness lingers in the mouth. Nutty, reminiscent of walnuts. Slightly vetegable aftertaste from the hops. Not bad, but should’ve been a bit more ‘fresh’. Given the lack of real bitterness that for example Mikkeller Black has (now that we’re talking extreme impys) the alcohol strength and sweetness is a bit too much for it to be perfectly balanced. Could’ve gone towards a more extreme roast and hopping. It’s hard to pinpoint where the fruityness comes from, or what it is like. I’d compare it to old apples, pears or posibly rosehip. Hard to pinpoint… After a while, the sweetness is more obvious and hits you first of all with every sip.
Appearance: Black with a brown rind, dark greyish brown head and yellowish lacing. Looks more brutal than it tastes.
Palate: Very smooth, creamy and oily. Superb!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1949) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle #04783
From notes. Tasted on 6/30/12 at the 1st Annual Chimipalooza, from a 500mL bottle that I shared. Pours inky black with a thin brown head that slowly disappears to nothing. The nose has a heat kick with molasses, dark chocolate, and a touch of smoke. The flavor is quite a bit smokier with the same lightly sweet molasses and bitter dark chocolate and coffee. The body is massive with light carbonation and a long dark chocolate and bitter coffee finish, with plenty of alcoholic heat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle, 7 years old. Pours pitch black with an airy brownish head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate, as well as vanilla and leather. Medium body with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet burned malts, with cocoa, dark chocolate and muscovado, and a dark earthy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (521) - Skui, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Mørk med lavt skum. Aromaen er mørk malt, whiskey og noe sjokolade. Smaken er søt, med lakris og sjokolade. Denne har en klar smak av alkohol. Medium konsistens.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (34) - - AUG 16, 2014
Pitch black with hints of red. Small head. Nose is port with some smoke. Mouth is rather alcohol-filled with chocolate and charcoal. After taste is mostly alcohol. Somewhat too old.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle. Black pour with very little head. Sweet chocolate, some licorice, touch of alcohol aromas. Very sweet flavor, spice, caramel, dark malts and that warmth from 16%.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. #02263. Colour is black with very small brownish white head. Aromas and flavors: Coffee, licorice, hints of salt, some dark chocolate and roasted malts. Elements of red wine, nice soft little bit of oily palate, absolutely massive, beautiful monster, can’t find any marks of aging. Wonderful experience. Some burning in throat and my face is warming, 0.5l of this is pleasant challenge.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
banii (236) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle at the brewery, 14.06.14. Black with a neat dark brown/grey head. Taste is dry - not much sugar left. Coffee, the darkest of chocolate and licorice. Really good, despite it’s age. No oxidation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1168) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
Last bottle left from my IP Helsinki trade with tiong. About 7 years old now! Deep dark black, but not as viscous as I expected. Cola and soy jumping out of the glass from the table. More soy on the nose, some dark malts. Flavors of licorice prominent, with some dark berries and dark dried tree fruit, soy, high grade cocoa dark chocolate. Dry. Terrific imperial stout in the Scandinavian style.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltmisjonen (29) - - APR 6, 2014
There are big dark beers, and then there are BIG DARK beers. While DH1 has a sweetness and depth that I have never tatsed anywhere else, DH2 has a fantastic complexity and dangerous drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3197) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Traded bottle into a snifter. Pours like motor oil with a thin brown head. The aroma is dark fruit and rum-like booziness. Flavor is like a cross between red wine and a coffee stout. Big beer: a little goes a long way. The alcohol masks a lot of the other flavors unfortunately.


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