mR_fr0g (12923) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle shared at Daniels place. 20/02/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. Oily dark brown coloured pour with no head. Aroma is cinnamon and brown sugars, little jammy fruits, sesame, hot alcohol. Flavour is composed of plum, jammy fruits, cinnamon, brown sticky sugars, chewy, little salty umami. Palate is thick and chewy, very sweet and sticky. Plummy. The_Osprey (8515) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle presented in paper and a decorative tin, shared at home in Richmond, as ’Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Third Edition’, 15.5%. Black with no real head. Aroma instantly shows how sweet this beer will be - chocolate liqueur and coffee syrup. Body is smooth and oily with low carbonation. Taste is sweet chocolate syrup, coffee, soy sauce. I’m not normally into sweet beers but I really enjoyed sipping on this. Great. Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
It is dark brown, almost black and not completely opaque. The head is small and not long lasting. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, burnt sugar and dark, dried fruit. The mout feel is olily. The flavor is sweet with notes of sweet licorice, roasted malt, dark fruits, a little burnt sugar and hints of port. The finish is long, initially sweet and later more bitter. Scopey (15286) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle at Richmondo, big thanks to Dan. It pours darkest brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is rich, oily, sweet, chocolate, fruit cake, vanilla, umami, sweet coffee, candied plums, toasted sesame and some soy sauce. The taste is rich, sweet, oily, sweet jam, dark fruits, prune, warming alcohol, earth, caramel, toffee, fruit cake and warming alcohol through the finish. Full body and chewy, oily mouth - feel. Well made, just far too sweet for me. Leighton (21879) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle shared in Richmond - big thanks to Daniel! Pours deep brown, mostly clear, with a slight town foam head. Scorched malts in the nose, some booze, dark cocoa, ash. Big sweet flavor with syrupy chocolate, some toasted toffee, mellow earthy bitterness, dark fruits, berries, raisins. Full bodied, syrupy and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, with sugary chocolate, light bitter burnt earth, some stinging alcohol, brownies, more raisins, figs. This stuff is big and sweet. Enjoyable in small pours.
Holmen1 (6152) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2016
Denne har jeg ventet lenge på å hente opp fra kjelleren, men heldigvis er den eneste måten p kvitte seg med en fristelse er å gi etter. 63 års bursdag er en fin anledning! Nesten helt svart, med lite skum. Intens aroma av knekk/mørk kandis, tørkede fruker, lakris, dessertsjokolade og andre lekkerier. Stor og balansert munnfylde, lite karbonert. Lang, søt og lekker ettersmak. Varmer skrotten på en kald januarkveld. Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Small lively ashy beige head on topmof a black beer.
Aromas of some hops, darker fruits like berries (but not tart), soy, chocolate, sweets, roast, coffee, alcohol.
Flavour is soy, sweet, brown sugars, coffee, earthy, hint of peat, light spice/alcohol, some raisin, sweet and cloying...
Aftertaste is sweet, light bitter, soy, brown sugars, light woody/sweet dried leaves and some chocolate...
Low carbo, less watery than no.4 and a body between medium and full...
Meh... mikeyo1 (849) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle @ home. cellared since 2011. Pitch black with almost no head. Roasted and sweet aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, dark sugar, syrup, chilli, prunes and raisins, hints of blood. Alcohol is quite sharp in aroma but more so in the taste. Medium to big bodied mouth feel, low to medium carbonation. Taste is sharply roasted and cloyingly sweet with overall good and thorough vinousness. notes of espresso, chilli, raisins, prunes, caramel, dark chocolate, dark sugars, malt, licorice. Hints of fanilla. Lingering booziness, candy and syrup, leather, coffee and coffee bitterness. _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle sample @ BAJT. Pours viscous pitch black with a small mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet and sugary with roasted malts, toffee, dark roast coffee, green chilli, raisins, prunes, moist soil and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet, slightly bitter, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is viscous, cloying sweet, roasted astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is heavy sweet and slightly bitter with roasted caramel, toffee, coffee hard candy, chocolate syrup, raisin and prune molasses, moist soil and alcohol. Awfully sweet and not much else. Hard to drink. ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
Big sweet beer with lots of chocolate, coffee, espresso, roasted grains and dark brown sugars. Quite full bodied with a very oily syrupy texture, lots of sweetness, coffee and some bitter chocolate bitterness. Lots of coffee, toffee and the bitterness at the end is very bitter chocolatey and slightly smoky.
Burnt sugars, vanilla, bourbon, really good beer.