djoeye (2150) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 :)
Yorker (1466) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
VictorStr (1582) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska @ Bishop HBG. Väldigt vinning, mörk frukt, sötma från alkoholen. Fylligheten är perfekt, smaken balanserad.
EdKing (2080) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Tinco (581) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
fskogli (1) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Flaske 250ml, Mikkeller & Friends København. Kaffe, sjokolade smak. Perfekt sammensetting av smaker og alkoholprosent.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BelgianBeerGal (3321) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Sweet tones like syrup, caramel, licorice and brown sugar. Some coffee and vanilla, dried fruits and raspberry.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Black, no head. Dominant alcohol in the nose. Aroma of molasses, ash, cocoa, milk sugar, coffee, hints of anise. Dense, dry, with medium carbonation. Caramel, herbs in the lasting finish.