Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Fourth Edition

 
overall
100
96
style
Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There is so much fun involved in creating Dark Horizon. Once it ferments, everyone in the brewery are very enthusiastic and pay close attention. Is the yeast still active? Is everything OK? How does the flavours evolve? Dark Horizon is normally dark and velvety. Muscovado sugars provides good fruity aromas. The coffee is a chapter on its own. The green beans will first be treated alfa amylase, an enzyme brewers enjoy working with. Then we mash the green beans before drying and roasting them. This gives it the unique flavor Dark Horizon deserves. Share Dark Horizon with someone you think deserves it.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle from Proof Bottle Shop. Pours an inky, lily black where only the thinnest edge is dark brown. Zero head or collar. Aroma is earthy roasted malt, burnt coffee, boozey warmth. Taste hides the high abv better than the aroma. Coffee and dark malt up front, a slight booze burn in the middle, that fades into sweet earthy malt. Silty, sooty mouthfeel, but I wish this had a richer fuller body.


3.7
90 (732) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2017
The Black tasting hosted by Kraddel 17/10/2017. Fourth edition from 2013. Bit dead... Aroma is burned and wet old oak. Oatmeal,oaky and burned. Rather much carboard, which lowers the rating. Oak, burned rubber and sourish notes. Palate is medium and a bit oily.

4.2
MarcoDL (5312) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2017
At tasting. Bottle, black inky pour. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, booze, red fruit, figs, raisin and malt. Taste has boozy red fruit, licorice, chocolate, cacao powder, caramel, figs, caramel and an infinite finish with some extra cacao. Great beast.

4.6
alex_leit (5018) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 18, 2017
Almost black color and without foam. Wonderful aroma: strong alcohol, whiskey, cognac, caramel, dried fruits, wine, raisins. Taste: cognac, caramel, port wine, dried fruits, very warming. Great.

3.8
elbernays (1639) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle from McHughs. Pours thick viscous black. Oil like. Dead head. Aroma is thick berry, leather, coffee. Flavour is a thick caramel sweet with liquorice, leather finish. Decent.

4.2
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.2
CH-303 (2338) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Appearance: Very dark brown, small tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, dark fruits, roasted, coffee.
Taste: Roasted, dark brown, dark fruits, chocolate. Very smooth. Easy-drinking for the high ABV.
Bought: Courtesy of Nordcore - thanks!, 250 ml
Info: 26/2-2017, BB: 22/8-2022

4
Beer5000 (6674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2016
250 ml bottle. Old rating notes found in a drawer when looking for something else. Surprised I haven’t rated this one before, have drinking this beer by several occasions, this rating seems to be done with a rather fresh sample. Pitch black body with a fine, dense, medium sized beige head. Nice, strong aroma dominated by dark malt, roast and coffee but also more complex with notes of dry fruit, brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is very sweet with molasses, dark malt, coffee, dry fruit, good balanced bitterness and warming alcohol. Full bodied and long lasting aftertaste with sweet malt, coffee and warming alcohol. My notes also says this still feels a bit raw and by experience from the other DH beers this will improve and smoothen by time. I have not been smart enough to cellar some of these beauties so I would not know if this happens. Still a very nice and truly complex beer. Not as good as the legendary #1 but better than #2 and #3 I think.

4
Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 2, 2016
Ressemble tout de même pas mal à la Tokyo black de mikkeller. Nez très éthylique (normal), pas mal de griottes, du pruneau et du café. Bouche très puissante : éthylique, café et chocolat très noir, de la griotte, un côté plus Porto et rond. Une finale ultra café/chocolat et fruits noirs en longueur.

3.9
mice (1009) - FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Hyvin tummanruskea, kirkas olut muodostaa alussa tummanbeigen vaahdon, joka kuitenkin katoaa nopeasti kokonaan. Vahva ja monipuolisen aromikas tuoksu on kahvinen, suklainen, paahteisen maltainen, lakritsinen ja sokerisen makea. Maku maltaisen makea, sokerinen, hieman kahvinen ja salmiakkinen. Öljyisen täyteläinen suutuntuma, alkoholi tuntuu jälkipoltteessa jonkin verran. Hieman liian alkoholinen ja aavistuksen verran turhan makea kokonaisuus, mutta kohtalaisen toimiva kuitenkin.

4
larsniclas (7187) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
Bottled from systemolaget Black with a beige head. Very sweet flavour. Brown sugar, sweet fruits, wiskey. Pleasant!


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