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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: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kalervo (1014) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Totally amazing, really "extreme" beer. I think maturization has made this even better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
peermac (59) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2011
Ufattelig søt, men humlet godt opp så det balanserer fint. Deilige smaker av kaffe og ristet malt. Mye alkoholpreg som blender litt smak, men er deilig! Lang deilig ettersmak - anbefales for de som får tak i den.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2012
THOUGHTS: Wow. Really nice. Much smoother than I was expecting. The coffee kind of hid until the finish. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was nearly opaque black with only reddish amber highlights around the edges. Nice legs. It had virtually no head, but what little that was there was tan to light brown and mostly diminished, but somehow managed to leave good lacing. The aroma had heavy caramel and chocolate syrup; less coffee; dark fruit; raisin; plum; prune; other dried fruit; black cherry; vanilla; alcohol; and something that seemed like bourbon. The initial flavor was heavily sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was heavy to nearly harshly sweet and lightly bitter. There was chocolate syrup, some dark chocolate, dark fruits like plum prune raisin, black cherry, coffee a little vanilla, alcohol, caramel, something like bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, toffee and fruity yeast and something maybe like sake. The medium to full body was very oily with soft, nearly flat, carbonation and a light to moderately alcoholic finish.

   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 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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Meilby (10939) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stunetii (90) - Bergen, NORWAY, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2011
Amazing beverage, but it’s best shared with a friend and paired with desert, like a chocolate chip muffin, chocolate cake or even Oreo cookies. Doing so really brings out the best of this stout: think Nøgne Ø’s regular imperial stout, but one on steroids. Pours with a thick, pitch-black color culminating in a very small, but resilient tan head that clings to the side of the glass. The aroma includes a complex mixture of massive burnt coffee, roast malts and dark chocolate. Given the 15% abv, it should not be surprising to find such a focused alcohol scent The creamy mouthfeel is accompanied by a tremendously complex flavor structure, although perhaps somewhat less complex when compared to the Sweet Horizons. Think coffee, hops, and a weak reference to the alcohol, finally finishing off with a slightly sweet malty taste and references to chocolate and caramel. Paring this with a chocolate desert really accentuates the stout’s sweetness and completely masks the alcohol taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (7830) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2012
Thx. to Belgbeergeek // 25 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // bottle inside a nice metallic can // appearance is full on black, head is only some dark mocha bubbles // smells is very sweet, molasses, espresso, heartily coffee, malt heavy, thick roast but still lovely balanced, damn impressive // taste is sweet thick chocolate with a touch of bitter chocolate, chocolate truffles, thick malt, molasses, lots of lovely dark brown sugar, light bitterness close to finish followed by pure dark sugar aftertaste, rock candy, plenty of liquorish, amazingly enough no alcohol taste at all, outstanding // body is full, substantial but not overly heavy like you might expect, impressive

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Poured from a bottle 3 years old (third edition) into a snifter almost zero head here. Aroma is booze & brown sugar sweetness-hands are starting to shake to try this baby. Oh golly this is the sweetest stuff EVER & so good. The booze chocolate sweetness is a great balance. This 15.5% brew is an exceptional beverage. Had high expectations & it delivered. The coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, boozy figgy love is all there.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tmrmwel (1759) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle, batch 373, enjoyed 6,5 years after bottling, and it’s a story about cellaring success! Pours black, with a minimal creamy mocha head. Aroma is dark roasted malts and notes of port, with tobacco, dark fruits and coffee, as well as notes of burned wood, lactose, cocoa, molasses and liquorice. Full, creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with tobacco, muscovado, dark chocolate and oak, as well as raisins, prunes and dark fruits, coffee, vanilla and earthy notes of heather and honey. Beautiful finish with notes of wood, dark fruits and sweet coffee. A sweet bugger for sure, but never even close to cloying or over the top, as the sweetness sublimely blends delicately, and close to perfection, with the dark notes of roasted bitterness.

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