Nøgne Ø Sweet Horizon

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Sweet Horizon is dessert for the ones with a sweet tooth. Black and velvety, with hints of sweet chocolate, fruit, coffee, licorice......... Hmmmm! But remember, this is dessert, so do not try to have dessert with it!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abstractbeer (241) - NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
Bottled in 2008, so well aged. Has been in fridge most of the time since I got it. Alcohol and artificial pear/pistachio in the aroma on first smell, then coffee and something leathery-ish... Then bright, fruity. Notes of milk chocolate. Huh. Very sweet taste, with acidic notes. Very low carbonation. Flavor notes of raisin, coffee, licorice. Thick mouthfeel. Velvety smooth. Coates the mouth. The flavor keeps on giving, changing. Sometimes fruity, sometimes earthy/woody-ish. Roasty coffee-y finish. A whole lot going on here, and it’s hard to describe everything. Heavy stuff! Indeed a dessert in itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11379) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
250 ml bottle. #372. Bottled on 30/06/2008. From Alko some years ago. Black colour with some red notes and no head. Roasted malt, berries, alcohol and some coffee in the aroma. The flavour is sugary sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol vinous elements and some liquorice. The coffee is very subdued. Alcohol warms a lot. A bit too sweet for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
MacBoost (1847) - Victor, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Holy fuck, thanks to adnielsen for this drain pour. 8.5oz bottle. This beer has at least 5 cups of sugar in it. Undrinkable cloying sweet dumpster juice. Would rather drink my own urine than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Brewed 30.06.2008. Clear dark brown, no head or lacing. Nice coating. Has an oily look. Aroma, boozy, roasted notes, malty, chocolate, coffee, . Taste, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, molasses. Very low carbonation. Medium bitterness. Sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Black with no head. More akin to a dessert wine than anything else. All the familiar stout trappings with some over the top fruity sweetness that should be cloying but works within the overall package. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kingi (643) - - OCT 22, 2014
Sweet and delicious. Something different and finally in a good way. Has imp stout notes but slightly amplified. heavy cloy sweetness on top of that and for some reason this works really well for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (2768) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle brewed 30/06/2008, so it’s over 6 years old bottle. Black color, some brown bubbles. Aroma is sweet, licorice, some cognac notes. Sweet taste is mix of cognac and stout flavors, long sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of alcohol, coffee, kaluha and roasted malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, coffee, brown sugar and lactose. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"black w/ little/no head. diabetes in a bottle, but they somehow pulled it off. coffee added, but you could barely tell in the aroma and couldn’t taste it because the beer was SO strong and so sweet. char, licorice, super sweet malts, alcohol, lots of dark fruit and roastiness. deifintely a sipper. split a 8.5? oz bottle. a pint would kill, so drinkability is low, but as advertised...a nice dessert beer. too expensive to go back for, though."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2014
.25 liter bottle, from JulienHuxley if I remember correctly. Pours a near black color with no head. Aroma of caramel, roast, vegetal and green notes, coffee. The taste is coffee, sweet malts, roasted malts, cherries, vanilla, booze, tootise rolls. Medium-full bodied, no carbonation, mildly hot. Pretty sweet but enough bitterness to balance.

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