Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Second Edition

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle. Medium high brown fluffy head disappearing astonishingly quickly. Pitch black body. Powerful coffee aroma but unfortunatly also a heavy scent of alcohol. Apart from that vineous. The flavor though does not have the same alcohol dominance as it is very well disguised by the coffee choccolate liquorice notes. Also very vineous. Low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head, soy malty chocolate. Sweet chocolate and minerals, a light roasty coffee and i must say this is dam smooth at 17%. Licorice and liqueur, not cloying either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Rich creamy coffee aromas, bitter chocolate, with hints of dark fruits, chocolate covered dreid dark cherries, figs. Pours black with a thin tan head, the lacing does stain the glass amber a little. Strong flavors, alcohol, coffee, dark chocolates, licorice, rich and dark, very decadent, reminds me of a chocolate or coffee liquor. It gives a very warming sensation. Despite the alcohol, it is enjoyable to drink. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
AlohaC’s gathering. WeeHeavy’s bottle. Seriously man... Dark dark dark. Stains the glass. Taste is sharp. Malt chocolate licorice toffee coffee everything. ++

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1875) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle from WeeHeavySD. Tried at alohaCs 2008 end of the year tasting. Thanks Jon! Black, thick, sweet. Low roastiness. Pretty good for an 18% beer. Lots of throat burn. I’m making a transition from loving high ABV sweet beers to 5% sours. If i had rated this one yeat ago, I would have probably given it a 4.4, but now only 3.9. Still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brix (660) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Tasted 2008-12-28. Pours black with bronzy, pearly head. Quite a big head actually, but it fades completely away after a minute or so. The scent is a bit funny; It starts out as strong alcoholic, hoppy, coffe power-thingy, but very soon after, it mellows and becomes dominated by sweet liquorice, raisins and smoke. First sip: Big surprise - I do not get any alcoholic domination at all. Quite balanced actually. Second sip: OK now I do get the alcohol. But it is not at all as rough as I expected. 3rd sip: Now I begin to notice the roasted malts, the liquorice, the prunes, the hoppyness, the vanilla, the what-nots. This is a big beer, but not as all-over-the-place as one could easily fear. I like it, though I do not think there are more than a handfull of days each year, where a beer of this magnitude will suit me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2008
Bottle. Black. Thin head. Alcohol in the nose but nowhere else. Nutty dark chocolate coffee tar creamy flavour. Raisins and licorice in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2008
500ml bottle. Very nice packaging. Poured a dark, dark black color with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, vanilla, and nutty. Tastes of nuts, chocolate, roast, coffee, licorice, and a little smoke. Was their alcohol in the finish? Sure, but at 17+%, it was not bad or detracting. This one really wasnt that bad and I look forward to trying it again with some age on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (1139) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 500 ml bottle. Pitch black, with a thin brown head that leaves some lacing. Strong roasted malty aroma with lots of coffee, liquorice and dark chocolate and a sherry-like alcoholic note. The flavour is domianted by alcohol. Hiding behind the alcohol, there are flavours of roasted malts, dark chocolate and salty liquorice. The mouthfeel is full-bodied, smooth and oily. Lingering bitter aftertaste.I have two more bottles maturing in store, it will be interesting to see what will become of them. In this bottle, the alcohol was too overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
espenra (1006) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. It poured a colour as black as oil with a medium big dark brown foamy head that settled down fast in the glass leaving a thin roof on top. The aroma is dominated by the alcohol, but there is also notes of coffee, roasted malts and licorice. The flavour is, not suprisingly, dominated by the alcohol, and massivly bitter, but there is also notes of roasted malts, coffee, licorice and pepper. It has a long, lingering aftertaste letting you taste the beer, and mostly the alcohol, long after your last sip. I am really looking forward to tasting it again in 6 months time to see how it has developed.

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