Nøgne Ø / Mikkeller / Brewdog Horizon Tokyo Black

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

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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double batch brewed 29.11.12 batch 894 and 895

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3.7
tmrmwel (2279) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle, enjoyed alongside the BrewDog and Mikkeller versions. Pours pitch black, with almost no head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, with liquorice and wood. Full, creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is dark roasted malts, with liquorice and wood, and lingering roasted malty notes of caramel and toffee.

3.9
Sebilinz (2669) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Thanks to Geiserich. Black body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts vanilla honey dried fruits.Taste is nearly the same Aftertaste is nice balanced

3.9
Saeglopur (2380) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
250 ml bottle shared by Geiserich, thanks!

Black body, with almost no head.

Aroma of melting dark chocolate, smoke, coffee, liquorice, cocoa, barrel, some dark fruits.

Tastes quite similar, with more booze.

Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.

Finishes Roastbeef, medium dry, with coffee, cocoa, liquorice, subtle dark fruits.



Very nice. Not too heavy for the ABV, quite smooth. Well balanced, with diverse, dark roasty notes. Not among my favourite style examples, but a lovely sipper.

3.3
Werckmeister (3391) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
0,25l bottle at Linz Tasting shared by Geiserich, big thanks. Brewed 29.11.2012. BB 11/2017. black color, small coffee colored head. smells bitter herbal, earthy, bit milky, some alcohol, licorice, some chocolate. ok smell, bit alcoholic. full body, light carbonation, rather oily mouthfeel. tastes of alcohol, bitter herbal, warming, spices, peppery, chocolate, licorice. finishes rather alcoholic warming with notes of spices, chocolate and licorice. decent but rather boozy stuff. thanks for sharing. quite heavy.

4.2
Kavu (5150) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2017
0,25l bottle shared with wiosna @ Pikkulintu. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is slightly grainy roasted malts with alcohol. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, burnt caramel, chocolate, alcohol and hops. Exquisite.

4.6
SuperTiti33 (894) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017
Ultra noire. Nez intense de chocolat et de liqueur de café. Corps intense et liquoreux. Chaleur d'alcool très sucré. Bonne amertume. Torréfié. Liqueur de café. Un peu fruité. Vanillé. Caramel. Chocolat fourré. Truffe. Légère touche de fumé. Un gros dessert. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
MelvinKalksma (1758) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2017

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses, mocha, bread, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, roasted malts and coffee.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Insanely sweet flavour at the start with loads of dark fruit and chocolate. Not overly sweet, especially if you do not take too much at once. Had a four year old bottle, so the roasted malts probably are more dominant. Could have been thicker, but the flavour is great.

3.3
ElDesmadre (3630) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle. Walnut cream, port wine, lots of dark fruit - plums, cherries, blackberries - dark chocolate coated wafers, espresso, tobacco and subtle pumpernikel. Lovely aroma. Lots of alcohol in the taste. Boozy, maybe not really thrown out of balance but still the alcohol makes its way through the body, essentially destroying any sense of fullness and flavour depth. The flavour disappoints, as it is essentially flattened down and simplified, a mere shadow of the aroma. Merely a good beer, while I was hoping for much more.

3.8
creppyiceman (1094) - POLAND - DEC 22, 2016
( 4 years old bottle)
Aroma:roasted malt,soy souce,dark fruity notes..
Appearance:black color,small head.
Taste:sweet,flavour of roasted malt,sweet chocolate,coffee and dark fruits,dry roasty finish.
Palate:medium to full body,low carbonation.
Overall:Tasty brew but even after 4 years of aging its not mindblowing.

4.3
rubyroo (146) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Aromas of cough syrup and dead trees, coffee, cocoa and booze. Appearance is an inky black with an espresso head that dissipates quickly. Very sparse lacing. Taste is cocoa, charcoal, coffee, cough syrup, anise, vanilla, caramel, toasted oak and booze. Palate is thick and coats the mouth. It has a lingering roasty and sweet finish followed up by a light bitterness and astringency. Overall- Fantastic, not usually an Imp. Stout kinda guy but damn, I had a sip of this and had to have some all to myself.


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