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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Third Edition

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frovigalning (2694) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle at ÖBWF 2010. It poured a very dark brown liquid with a very small head. Smell of chocolate, coffee, meat and vegetable brooth. Exremely sweet taste, with lots of vegetables, also some chocolate. Weird beer, the vegetables felt off. Infected bottle?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Small bottle. Pours with a pitch black body and a lasting deep brown head. Great lace. Aromas of hops, bitter chocolate, cake, earthy, coffee, molasses, vanilla and alcohol. Really dense and decadent. Somewhat floral too which is odd. Flavors of madeira, quite sweet, vinous, somewhat boozy but not much, unsweetened baking chocolate, chocolate covered espresso beans, cocoa. Really decadent (I wonder how sweet Sweet Horizon will be...uh-oh). Really creamy, velvety and mouthcoating palate. I like it (not as much as the first, and its not as boozy as the second). Light tobacco and very vinous in the aftertaste. Sweet, candied, dark fruits. I think it would be better if it was a tiny (very tiny) bit drier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4820) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2010
250 ml bottle, wrapped in silk paper in a metal cylinder, from Vinmonopolet. Batch #373, ABV is 15.5%. Ingredients include sugars and coffee. 100 IBU. Pitch black colour, moderate greyish brown head. Strong aroma of stale cold coffee, roasted barley and dark bitter chocolate. Warming mouthfeel. Very sweet (too sweet) and sugary flavour, notes of sweetened coffee, syrup, chocolate and liquorice. The bitterness seems quite moderate, because of the overwhelming sweetness. Hints of resin in the aftertaste. Well worth sampling, but this is the least successful edition of Dark Horizon so far. Won’t buy again, as it is also quite expensive..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Quite much pitch black colour, small brown head. A lot of spices, coffee, some alcohol and liquorice in the aroma. Flavour is is spices, liquorice, ginger, dark fruits, alcohol. Quite balanced, but yet rather burning still.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8604) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2010
250ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
6 massively bitter stale coffee aroma.
4 Basalt.
7 Spicy retronasals, almost gingery heat, and a bucket load of coffee. Gentle roast is burnt but never astringent.
4 Sliht alcohol burn. Sweetness covers that well. finish very coffeeey, but not caricatured.
15 I like this. I feel that the coffee is being used to cover the flaws in the earlier DHs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Meilby (6453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2010 Bottle. Pours black with no head. Aroma ans taste is sweet and has notes of brown sugar, caramel, chocolate and coffee. The best beer I have tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeertourist (4661) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Pours almost black with a small, light brown head. Espresso and chocolate aroma. In the mouth bitter chocolate starts out, to be followed by rich espresso flavours. Also dark fruit and hints of vanilla. The definition of a late night treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tasted it first in the Nøgne Ø brewery. And the taste is magical every time!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle. Medium high creamy light brown body. Black body. Coffee cream choccolate liquorice aroma and flavor. Flavor has a fair amount of hops bitterness in comparison with the previous versions this one is much more pleasant smooth and quaffalb. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
charlotte (3959) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2010
Black colour with no head.Aroma is really sweet and you can feel strong alc.some note of dried fruits but this beer gives me also nausea really to sweet and disappointning.The first two D.H was good but this one i dont like.

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