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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Third Edition

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
That is amazing! This is sweet. Fan of port wine? That’s nothing compared to this. The body is dark, there’s no head. The aroma is raisins, cognac. Smoke. The palate is incredibly full, the taste is so strong that you only need a drop at time. It’s sweet, molasses, prunes. The longest finish possible. Just wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
sweet Jebus, they went sweeter. less char than volume 2 and the coffee is up front and center as opposed to in the background. overly sweetened coffee is the aroma and flavor, with some raisiny mollasses going on as well. more bitter at 100 ibus than sweet or red, which is nice, with a slight roasted malt character under the 15.5% abv. nice sipper...still too expensive...but i didn’t buy it :)"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2260) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Vintage moment at Finn’s Castle : Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon 3rd Edition. Beige but almost headless in the snifter, pitch-black body. A bouquet of liquorice, lots of fruits and sweets, and grapefruit peels passes my nose. Taste; powerful, prunes and malts, raisins and liquorice, fruits and grapes, candy grains and hops. Palate gets it to the max, power body and fruity de luxe. Very sweet-fruity, and finishes with syrup, apricots, fruit-liqueur or sherry. Luxurious late evening sipper. I saw no almonds but a beautiful midnight sun. Thanx 2 Finn :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1549) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
25 cl bottle @ home (2008 vintage). Pours black with a tiny tan head that leaves no lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, sugar, tobacco, and liquorice - with a smooth and ever so slightly warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Flaska @ Bishop HBG. Väldigt vinning, mörk frukt, sötma från alkoholen. Fylligheten är perfekt, smaken balanserad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Tanakaya in Tokyo and brought back home. Been about two years or so in the cellar. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee liquor, raisin and dried dark fruit, something a bit tangy fruity, butter chocolate and roasted notes, slight oxidisation, sweet fruit liqueur or sweet wine vinous. Taste is sweet wine vinous, dark chocolate, coffee liquor, slight oxidisation, lots of raisin and sultana, dried fruit. Bit sweet for me. Like a chocolatey desert wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tinco (581) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Bottle from cellar. Pours black and get some brown bubbles as a head that disappear quick. Aroma: coffee, roasted, rich, dark fruits and raisins, slight boozy note. Taste: nice and sweet, rich mouth full with notes of coffee, sweet raisins and almost a savoury quality, alcohol is well hidden. Amazing brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fskogli (1) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Flaske 250ml, Mikkeller & Friends København. Kaffe, sjokolade smak. Perfekt sammensetting av smaker og alkoholprosent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
9/14/2011. From bottle. Poured black with a beige head. Boozy aromas with roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee. Thick and bitter with booze showing all the way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3374) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
25cl bottle from a trade. This Horizon version surprised me in two ways: it was overly sweet but the 15+ABV was very well hidden. I think if a little age will bury the sweetness and bring more of the coffee forward from the finish, then that would help. Right now its almost one dimensionally sweet.

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