arsol (1195) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2017 Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - AUG 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(ABV 17.5% according to the bottle...nice one RB :D ) Bottle graciously split with mcberko (you’re welcome!). Pours a clean solid black with a head which disappears very quickly. Aroma of high % dark chocolate, liqueur, darkly roasted coffee, liquorice, caramel, molasses. Easily the booziest of the three Dark Horizons! Booze coats the tongue almost immediately. Complex flavours - as mentioned before, including some dark fruits and wood chips - or similar flavour. Definitely a slow sipper. A complex and intricate beer, which I feel would most certainly deserve a higher rating if the flavour wasn’t so dominated by booze. The other two are indeed more enjoyable.
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2017 Tappet 5. november 2007. så og si svart i fargen. Kun en tynn skumring langs glasskanten som blir borte. Luktet av kaffe, mørk sjokolade, trevirke og mørke stenfrukter. Meget fyldig og smaker av salt lakris, kaffe, maltsødme. får litt feeling av å drikke portvin. Herlig kraftig avslutning. Ønsker meg en til... TEJA (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle shared by Björn thanks. No head and clear red black color. Rubber aroma and dark roasted malty aroma. Huge roasted malty taste. The roasted malt give a malt bitterness that together with hop bitterness blends and balance the big body. Ferris (15336) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Smoke and some woody notes with umami. Deep dark brown with no head. Tons of raw wood and some smoke. Slick body and very woody finish. kraddel (8145) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2016
Pours black/ Brown . Bo real head. Smell is bit boozy. Taste is Sharp, intense, dark malts. Sharp boozy. In a sweet way. Honey. Very different. Very Nice ! Very balanced, and so drinkable to be 16 ℅ thepatrickman (1358) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle, dated November 5, 2007, so this beauty is 9 years old. Cheers, spacecoyote! This has held up remarkably well -- there’s only the tiniest hint of oxidization, and there’s still more than enough burnt chocolate / roasted malt bitterness to counter the sweetness of that huge malt bill. It’s boozy but not hot, and all of the different flavors meld together fantastically.
Beerhammaren (1793) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Rated at Hanniku’s cave 2.0. Pours pitch black with low head. Aroma is roasted malts, burned, alcohol, dark coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits. Flavor is mostly same. Still quite rude beer after 8 years of maturation. Still... Swell! BuckeyeBoy (7681) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out black topped with a ring of fire I mean tan fiz. Nose is big booze rich malts lots of barrel presents ash did I mention booze. Taste is hot so hot with booze barrel notes chocolate pit fruit and ash. Klimaet (2594) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is vinous, dark fruits, olives, booze, overripe fruits. Taste is malty, dark fruits, ashy, chocolate, booze, caramel, bitter finish. StoutHead (966) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black and generates a brown head if poured from on high, but at almost 8 years old it dissappears very fast. Aroma of roasted malts, fruits and alcohol. Taste is of roasted malts, dark dried fruits - like prunes and raisins, chocolate, resin, licorice, wood, molasses, soy sauce and alcohol. Very complex. Has a very long finish of roasted malts, wood and alcohol. Body is above medium but is surprisingly thin for a 16% beer. Very little carbonation but that’s to be expected I guess. Very good though - a real slow sipper. bergstaden (2984) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2016
Thank you Yngwie for sharing tha bottle - Black with a dark brown head - Sweet dark malt aroma with dark fruits and some coffee notes - Dark amlt body with some dark fruity tones and some coffee flavours , and some nice alcohol heat in the back - The dark malts and fruity tones goes into a warm finish - This was real good