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Horizon Tokyo Black - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
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Norway

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  16.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-23-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

FreeKansas, Yesterday at 09:57 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

shiggins22, Aug 14, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Jet black, fine spotty khaki head

S: Raisins, booze, chocolate

T: More of the raisins and chocolate from the nose but with the addition of coffee and a really nice bitterness. I think the bitterness is what rounds this beer out and takes it from good to great. Nowhere near the amount of alcohol heat I expected - far smoother than Black Tuesday or World Wide Stout for comparison.

M: Thick as you'd expect but not too thick to where its syrupy

O: As I was writing this review, I realized how much I really liked this beer. I bought it expecting a good beer, maybe something a little different but damn! This is a really solid, totally delicious RIS.

anteater, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of dogin26
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is WILD.

Tar black with a coco head that fades quickly but that is a given since it has such a high ABV

Blueberry's are super dominant on the first whiff, dark fruits come after with some wood smoke.

The flavour follows after the smell with blueberry's and dark fruits. Then i get a maple wood coming through which ends on some soft soothing smoke.
Really enjoyable

Simple but pleasant mouth feel. The alcohol is hidden well but still gives you that lovely warmth.
Great stout that rewrites the flavor profile of stouts.

dogin26, Aug 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

cfaulman, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

mikeincharleston, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

kybeerdrinker, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Root, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of bnes09
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep, jet black and perfectly opaque. Thin, copper colored head on the pour with weak retention. Understandable though considering the strength of this beer.

Dark aroma of pork sausage smoked over maple wood. Espresso and wheat notes.

Black currants and burnt molasses provide mildly sweet flavors. Definitely a burnt malt quality on the palate. Toasty and smoked flavors follow the nose. Smooth wood flavor. Also, an assertive, earthy and herbal hop presence. Great balance between malt and hop flavors. Leaving toward bitter in the end. Strong boozy finish. As it warms the beer develops added cocoa and dark fruit notes with a smoother overall character.

Dense, full body. Slightly sticky feel. Surprisingly well carbonated.

Highly complex and tasty. Different from any other beer I have had.

bnes09, Jul 24, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color: deep black
Aroma: faint, subtle coffee and chocolate
Taste: similar to above, I can definitely taste the Tokyo. This beer is a little "hot" and will likley get better with time.
Mouthfeel: smooth, a little bit too carbonated
Overall: 4.3

aslamm75, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

visualmartyr, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

neckbracesub, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

eawolff99, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

GRG1313, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

spycow, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

nmann08, Apr 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

22Blue, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

freewill35, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

JohnParadee, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

camartin27, Apr 08, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Now and then I'll come across a beer that challenges my thoughts on everything I thought I knew of a given style. To the point that I'm unable to rate it to its own style even if It doesn't in any way stray too far off the existing guidelines. This is one such brew.

What is amazing about this brew is how - as I hinted at above - It's within guidelines, yet still manages to amaze you as it tweaks its profile in all the several available spectrums to create something that feels truly unique. To make matters more confusing, this is a 16% brew we're talking about, and by all accounts it's one of the most drinkable IRS I remember having.

The nose is subdued, muted almost with dark fruit, praline and fusel like notes protruding through.

The taste a bit more intense and doesn't really follow on the nose with its own woody, coffee and smoky notes dominating.

The palate is even more intense, with robust (but not cloying) sweetness, slight smoky twang, the softest carbonation and just a great coating texture wrapping everything up neatly. The ABV? Remarkably illusive.

Overall, while this isn't a beer for every drinker or occasion - even if I think that for a beer this big It's probably as consensual a beer as you'll ever get - It's so unique and powerful that I would probably rank this - bar a few very select quads - as one of the best desert beers I have ever had, surely the best desert IRS.

Come to think of it, a Quad IRS IS probably the best short-cut way to describe this. Anyway, I digress... Fantastic beer and the best collaboration brew I have ever had most likely.

endovelico, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Caskaway, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

largadeer, Apr 05, 2014
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Horizon Tokyo Black from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
95 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.