1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Fundamental Blackhorn - Hornbeer

Not Rated.
The Fundamental BlackhornThe Fundamental Blackhorn

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hornbeer visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Coffee malt, chocolate malt, black malt, honey. Dry hopped and aged on oak and walnut casks.

120 IBU.

(Beer added by: bark on 06-07-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Chrily:
Photo of Chrily
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Chrily, Jan 14, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -6%

aztraz, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aromas of roasted malt with light lactose notes are interesting. Taste is a mix between some dry roasted malt notes with some light black chocolate and some subtle lactose notes. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I am starting to find that the beers form this brewery are lacking a little bit of character to make them truly interesting and wanting to drink them on a regular basis.

Phyl21ca, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of ThaCreep
4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose feels clear all the power of the drink and all its complexity. It offers complex flavors and strong coffee liqueur and dark chocolate melted. Full range of bitter flavors and roasted goes.

In the mouth, the body remains highly drinkable despite significant power and bitterness powerful but controlled carefully (you do not feel the so-called 120 IBU). The roasted malt adds to the persistence in this perfect taste balance that provides additional miles flavors (mocha, praline chocolate, alcohol, coffee, honey roast ...) and oh so delicious. All stands and gives a slap in the mouth. Maturation in oak adds more complexity, if that is possible.

A real spanking to the so-called "russian imperial stout" from the same Danish brewery. BlackHorn is permanently closed in the top of the best stouts in the world.

ThaCreep, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. Shaker glass @ Cervecería Freiburg. Pure black color headed by dark tan foam. Creamy & spotty crown. Coffee infusion, chocolate, roasted & herbal deep aromas. Roasted malt & underneath bitter upfront. Prune & spiced hues. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Dense texture. Bitter cocoa, coffee & resiny flavors in the middle linger into a dry finish. Dried – black bread like- mouthfeel & aftertaste. ABV well masked. Good job !!

GONZALOYANNA, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of LampertLand
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hornbeer 'The Fundamental Blackhorn' @ 10.0% , served from a couple of 500 ml bottle's purchased for $9 each

A-pour is black from the bottle to glass with a medium size fine tan head which is quickly dissapating leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint

S-coffee & booze , hint of chocolate

T-ok tasting 'RIS' , no wow factor , lots of smoke and a coffee bitterness on the swallow

MF-ok/good carbonation , big full body , dryness on the palate lingers

Ov-ok beer ,

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of rarbring
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is black with brown tones and has a tan head, rather little lacing but very good curtains.

The smell is much chocolate and oranges (like chocolate covered orange marmalade), but also slightly liqueur and some cask nuances. A whiff of glue as well.

Starts sweet with dried fruits and chocolate, oranges and black currants.

Little carbonation, soft and oily, a big body, not dry.

Very nice after dinner, slowly sipping is the formula.

rarbring, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of bark
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The liquid is jet black, the ½ finger thick head is dark chocolate brown and very compact. It leaves some lacing on the glass.

The smell is strong and matured. Coffee candy, oak barrels, prunes, some sour malty notes, sweet honey, caramel and red berries. Dry notes of dark bread and Irish whisky. Alcohol in the background. It is a bit… straggling?

The taste is at first dry; however a smooth sweetness soon emerges. Strong sweet coffee, honey, liquorice, some salty notes. Roasted malts, of course, but also some dark rum and whiskey fudge. Very fragile smoked hints. Medium body. Some raspberries and plums/prunes. The aftertaste is dryer and bitterer: Hints of tobacco, alcohol, fresh flowers, coca and spicy hints of nutmeg. The finish is smooth with fruits, cream candy and dark chocolate.

The carbonation is mild, the many smooth bubbles small. The liquid is semi-dry and semi-smoot.

bark, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of brbrocc
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

brbrocc, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours pitch black with a large thick brown head that slowly dissipates into rich lacings.

S: Lots of sweet roasted malt, but also rich in chocolate, the dark bitter sort. Oranges and smoked ham. Molasses. Faint vanilla.

T: Rich sweet roasted, almost burned malt. Strong black coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Dark dried fruits. Oranges and vanilla.

M: Aftertaste lingers for some time and holds a burnt/smoked bitter sweetness. Body is full and smooth, while carbonation is moderate.

O: A really nice Imp. stout. Not too much of anything, but clearly not too little either.

Evil_Pidde, Aug 27, 2011
The Fundamental Blackhorn from Hornbeer
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.