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Ngne Sweet Horizon

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Sweet Horizon is dessert for the ones with a sweet tooth. Black and velvety, with hints of sweet chocolate, fruit, coffee, licorice......... Hmmmm! But remember, this is dessert, so do not try to have dessert with it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2010 8.5oz bottle. Rating# 54. Poured like motor oil with no head. Big sweet boozy aroma almost like black licorice. Complete sweet overload, like liquid sugar, not my bag. (1435)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2010
Hr har norrmnnen hittat en balans i sin sta imperial stout som funkar fantastisk bra. Tjock, oljig vtska, hrliga toner av brnd kaffe, lakrits och den dr sta rda frukten som gr den till en alldeles perfekt efterrtts l. Ett mycket gott bevis p att man kan f en l till att smaka bra, ven med mycket stma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours pure black lickerish. Short head. A sweet desert, with a long and tasty session of goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10972) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste is very sweet with notes of raisins, caramel, chocolate and some coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3758) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
Deep dark brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of prunes, dark fruits, chocolate, sweets, coffee and liqurice. A flavor of sweets, liqurice, coffee, chocolate and weak bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2010
8.5oz bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, coffee, smoke, vanilla, and dark fruits. Tastes of raisins, plums, and other dark fruits, vanilla creme, chocolate, and coffee. Alcohol in the finish. Sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bottle. 8.5 oz. Split with Vin. Pours a dark, slightly cloudy brown with a slick, smooth surface. No head. Aroma of chocolate cupcakes, marshmallows, dark cherries, molassess, slight bourbon, cranberries, and nice fig-plum ripeness. Amazingly subtle, medium body with absolutely no trace of alcohol until about 30 seconds after each sip; then warmth and sweetness swell and rise in the chest. The sweetness of the brew is initially unsettling, but it settles in well. Excellent, wild, insanely crazy Imperial stout. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1765) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours black, with a tiny brown head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, coffee, caramel, alcohol, and malt. Flavor is molasses, coffee, malt, alcohol, chocolate, and fruit. Heavy body, with a sweet start and a sweet finish. More carbonation would be good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (1394) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2011 From a 250ml bottle on 5/11/2010 (shared with the King). Batch number 372, brewed 30/6/2008, best before 30/6/2015. Exhibits a range of strong aromas, including choclolate, coffee, cocoa, toffee, roasted malt and liquorice. In the mouth, its intensely sweet, with dark and Easter egg chocloate, coffee, cherries, berries and raisins all evident. There is definitely a touch of muscat about this as well. Despite being ridiculously sweet, its beautifully balanced by a clanging hop bitterness at the back end, and is very smooth drinking for 14%. As the label says, its a dessert in itself. Im not sure if its fair to call this an imperial stout, as really defies characterisation. An insane and exceptional beer which really pushes the envelope. Rating 4.3. Re-rate on 11/11/2011 to celebrate the birth of my beautiful little daughter Violet Ellen on 10/11/2011. Another 250ml bottle from batch 372. Pours close to black with a tiny tan head. The aroma and flavour remains as described above. An absolutely stunning and sublime dessert beer. Im genuinely distressed about its retirement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2010
Pours almost black with very little head. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, chocolate, toffee and rasins. Flavour again very sweet almost sugary in the beginning then comes chocolate, toffee, rasins and hops to balance out the sweetness.

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