Dark Horizon 1st Edition - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Reviews: 111
Hads: 138
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 6.47%
Wants: 129
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  16.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sigmund on 06-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

37 P, 75 IBU.

Inspired by the USA, malt from England, bottle from Germany, the name is from Japan, sugars from Mauritius, hops from the Pacific Rim, yeast from Canada, coffee from Columbia, and brewing skills from Norway.

6.000 numbered bottles.
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Photo of antilogic
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #00375. Acquired in a trade from corby112. Come's in a very cool cylindrical container. Poped this one to celebrate Christmas.

Pours like oil, think and jet black. Minimal mocha colored head. Complex aroma with chocolate, fruit and heavy on the coffee. Not an overpowering alcohol aroma like WWS, but very well balanced. Taste is malts, chocolate, coffee in the aftertaste and some interesting dark fruits.

I like the label on the brew, about being made from ingredients from all over the world. I highly suggest seeking this one out. (544 characters)

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 9/4/08. 500th rating!!! Bottle #022390. Pours a dark inky black with a small quickly disappearing dark tan head. Aroma of alcohol, sweet roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Flavor of the same as above, lots of caramel, sweet roasted malt, vanilla, apple skins, with an alcohol burn in the finish. Very smooth mouthfeel. Sweet but not overly cloying. For a 16% beer, this is remarkable. Very nice.
8/4/8/4/17 (4.1/5) (434 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice dark brown/black color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy tannish head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some nice vanilla notes. Nice chocolate/toffe notes. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, with some chocolate/toffee/vanilla notes. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is an awesome brew. (343 characters)

Photo of DIM
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle #04030

a: This was pretty much pitch black. It poured with a short lived, medium sized, mocha colord head; minimal lacing.

s: Hugely complex nose on this one. Notes of dark chocolate, stewed dark fruits, and some faint roasty coffee. I guess I should have expected it given the high abv, but the heat in this one does come across as mildly solventy at times. Aside from that minor beef, this smells fantastic overall.

t: Dark, semi-sweet chocolate up front. The chocoate flavors then blend with schnaps-like fruit flavors of cherries and plums. I've never tasted anything quite like that in a stout. The finish brings hints of vanilla and a little coffee bitterness. Plenty of warmth in this one, but nothing over the top.

m: The carbonation was gentle and long lasting, while the body was just about right for the style.

d: I sipped this with a furrowed brow as I attempted to decipher this unique brew. This is pricey and probably hard to find at this point, but I'd say its well worth seeking out. (1,012 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving type: bottle.

Pours pitch black with a foamy coffee colored head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, sweet alcohol and dark fruit. Very complex beer with amazing flavor. Smooth maltiness up front with dark chcoloate, roasted coffee, and dark fruits like raisin, plum and blackberry. Bitter roasted coffee finish that is balanced by a nice bitter coffee flavor. Very drinkable considering its strength, but also posesses a pleasant alcohol warmth. Excellent! (465 characters)

Photo of SaucyA
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks Team Penn! Enjoyed with Team Michigan.

A - Pours a rather drab, oily black mass, that's hardly offset by the teeny tiny brown head that sits atop, momentarily. Of course, this was in a snifter.

S - Holy shit. Coffee, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, booze. Not overly burnt, and surprisingly not overly American. It really isn't your "average" RIS.

T - Beautiful mix of coffee, espresso, mocha, chocolate, alcohol, roasty grains, slight hop bitterness. It's subdued yet refined and well-made. Definitely has an air of skill and craftsmanship over many of the big boys.

M - This is how I like my RIS's. Big, syrupy, oily, thick. Perfect.

D - For 16%, this isn't for the timid, but it's incredibly drinkable given the giant taste and abv.

Notes: Admittedly, I didn't take notes when I drank this last night, and this is from memory. I loved this brew way too much to not log it, though.

If they sold this here, I'd be really drunk. Way too often. (959 characters)

Photo of egajdzis
3.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an opaque black color with a thin, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, a bit of chestnut, and strong alcohol. Taste of more sweet chocolate, roasted malts, dried fruits, and alcohol, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Yeah, it's an imperial stout, and the alcohol is well covered... but a top 100? Not even close. Shit, this score is probably over-rating it some! (427 characters)

Photo of kirok1999
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mcallister for his generosity!
Pours black as oil with a slight off white/brown head which quickly fades. Almost no lacing is apparent.
Smell is a major alcohol note, and at 16% that's understandable. Lots of sweet coffee, chocolate and slight charcoal.
Taste is nicely sweet, mild cold coffee with cream. I don't know if the burn on my tongue is from some hops or just the alcohol. Probably a little of both.
Almost no carbonation and a nice smooth feel.
Very nice to sip, this one took a long time to drink. (520 characters)

Photo of mcallister
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Black and oily looking. Head is faint but there is a shark piss foamy top with a 1/10 inch high ring around my dogfish snifter. Some very hard to find lace but it's there and here.

Alcohol, coffee, fudge, dark chocolate, vanilla, black fruits, more alcohol where so it actually burns my nose hairs. A caramel thickness sweet in character with a slight roast.

Big RS on the finish with a glyceryl streak on the middle and finish that is oily and viscous. Nice coffee notes, black fruit, caramel, vanilla bean extract, hot fudge, anise, more thick juicy malt, and just complexity galore. A hop bitterness on the finish that really helps even things out. Tasty beer with big alcohol. (682 characters)

Photo of Goliath
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black and opaque through it's center. Suprisingly, there are light brown edges on this beer. A quarter inch of brown head forms on top and lingers with nice retention. No real lacing to speak of.

The arom ais gorgeous. Some coffee notes, chocolate, vanilla, and as EmperorStan put it - Cookie Dough. Really just delicious!

The taste is awesome. Some coffe and chocolate for sure. But chocolate certainly takes the lead. Notes of vanilla are also present as well as an overaqll sweetness with a bit of roasted maltiness. Really tasty and balanced.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and lightly carbonated.

The drinkability is high with awesome flavors, and undetected levels of alcohol. So smooth and easy drinking for a High abv beer. A true feat of beer brewing. (778 characters)

Photo of jenitivecase
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Inky black, with a dark brown head. Slight lacing.

S: Coffee, malty, roasted goodness. Caramel, candy sugar overtones. Imperious. Slight whiff of alcohol, but not much.

T: Intense. Lots of sweetness up front, with the caramel flavors very pronounced. Fades into coffee and roasted malts, with a decent amount of bitterness. I am giving this a 5 because it fulfills my archetype for what an imperial stout should be. Very well constructed.

M: Full-bodied and rich, with a very textured taste. Chewy. Leaves a bit of an aftertaste, but not much.

D: Pretty intense; I don't know if I could ever drink more than one of these. That said, for a 16% beer, the alcohol is concealed disturbingly well, making it dangerous.

Very nice. As I said before, archetypal. (765 characters)

Photo of jimbomill
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had a "stout night" a couple of Friday's back. 2006 Dark Lord was one of the stable of stouts.
The Dark Horizon was simply the best beer I ever had, so far.
The appearance was typically stout, almost a blue black. The smell was a wave of rich complexity, enough malt in the aroma to notice without much effort. I like that. The taste was the offspring you get when rich marries silky. Mouthfeel was a-plenty. neither thin nor burdonsome, what was it that Goldilocks said when she got to that third bowl? (503 characters)

Photo of thequeen711
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Manna from heaven! Just a true gem in the world of beers, Everything about this beer is great, nice rich black pour, smell and tasteare heavenly,mouthfeelis velvety smooth, and is a highly drinkablegift! Be careful, the 16% ABV will knock you on your a**! (255 characters)

Photo of ncvbc
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Almost an impenetrable blackness, with the smallest suggestion of a brown edge at the bottom of the glass. Finger thick tan head rises and falls soon after, leaving a brown ring atop the abyss. The smell, well, it has a bit of booze. Aside from that, this one has a whole lot going on. Dark bitter chocolate, hints of dark fruit, and a faint roast that comes more toward the front as it warms. A lovely scent of sweet pipe tobacco lingers. Taste somehow manages to hide the alcohol much better than the nose. Where in the nose it almost brought a tear to my eye from the heat, that was nearly vanished in the first sip. A sweetness up front. Dark fruits soaked in alcohol. Almost a port like flavor. It's almost like a cross between wine and beer at this level of strength. Roast flavors come through toward the finish and definitely stand out as the beer warms. The mouthfeel is pretty big and rich, but not entirely full for such a monster. I suppose the alcohol takes from the texture to an extent, while warming me up at the same time. It's still luxurious. I know for sure that I can't drink a bottle of this, much less half of one split with a friend. Well, I guess I had a little more than half the bottle but either way, this is a true sipper. Don't underestimate that.

I owe Lupe a big thanks for this in a trade a while back. (1,337 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

About as dark as a head gets with active dark brown and rich carmel colored bubbles that fade fast, leaving no lace. Body is a pure sticky thick blackness. Nose is an odd but attractive feel with a mix of port, smokey malt, coffee and dark fruit. With first sip you realize this is something special. Big richness floods the mouth with rum soaked dark fruit, dark toffee, rich coffee notes and a healthy dose of carmalized burnt malt. A bit of candy like sweetness builds up on the back of the tongue. Alchol is only a backround note in the flavor but warms the belly well. Very impressive for 16%. Mouthfeel is big and thick like nice liquor. Definitely a sipper when it comes to drinkability but very good overall. (716 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1st edition. Bottle #04038.

A: Poured a dark, viscose engine oil color with dark plum highlights when held up to the light. A flat dark nutmeg/cinnamon colored head topped things off briefly before quicly dissipating to a thin ring around the glass.

S: rich, with dark heresy chocolate, and a nice deep roasted coffee aroma. Spicy dark fruit (prunes) also contribute and enrich the experience. Spicy alcohol scents round things off here.

T: The initial flavor was spicy and dark roasted malts with loads of ripe dark fruit (prunes) and a huge coffee roasted bitterness. Dried prunes and a dark earthy bitter hoppiness are also noted. There is a noticeable acrid charred malting, and minerality with some dark liquor and dried grapes. The beer finishes with some spicy alcohol fusels, and rum soaked raisins which faded beautifully off the tongue.

M: silky smooth, with a flat carbonation and felt oily and very nice on the tongue. A sharp acrid bitterness soon follows and graces the tongue upon the swallow.

D: Overall a dark and bitter roasted beer perfect for that dark snowy wintery night. The abv is noticeable as well a noticeable acrid bitterness that I think only adds to the intriquing nature of the drink. (1,225 characters)

Photo of CrellMoset
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #02535, cracked with gford217 (whose kindness and generosity really blows me away) - thanks! Poured into a Terrapin snifter.

Appearance: A deep and inviting-looking brew, borderline black but not quite all the way there. It's got a gorgeous, foamy, fine, and even coffee-colored head that sticks around for a surprisingly long time, given the fact that this Behemoth is 16% abv. Although it's thick and heavy-looking, it's not nearly as thick and heavy-looking as you would expect, which is definitely points in its favor.

Aroma: Starts with dark, roasty sweetness - bakers chocolate, full and Italian roast coffee, and a faint simple sweetness which intensifies with time. Absolutely no alcohol until it warms up considerably, which is impressive. Dark fruits also become more evident as things warm up - figs, burnt raisins, blackberries. I'm smelling the remains in the bottle now the morning after and getting an overwhelmingly vinous, port-like fruit note. Impressive.

Taste: Very sweet - easily one if not the sweetest RIS I've ever had the pleasure of partaking in - but not one-dimensionally so. Everything that was in the nose is here as well - sweet chocolate and two-sugared coffee, those dark toffee and molasses-esque raw sugar notes, the same berry and dark fruit notes - but there's also a mild wine-like tannin quality that grows stronger as it warms. The alcohol's also definitely there, but it's very smooth and slick, not hot or harsh. Truly exceptional.

Mouthfeel: Pure velvet. Masterfully crafted, it's very even, silky, and velvety, without being oily or slick. The sweetness isn't cloying or filmy, either - just very well-done.

Drinkability: How can a 16% abv beer get a 4.5 on drinkabililty? I don't know - but it does. Deviously complex and enjoyable. Likely my new favorite RIS, and it's a shame this is probably the only one of these I'll ever be able to enjoy. Many thanks again to gford217. (1,934 characters)

Photo of tpd975
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cigar City for this one.

A: Pours with a nice black body followed by a tan ring of foam. The retention is so so with spotty lace.

S: Bold aroma of espresso, cocoa, molasses, licorice and alcohol soaked dark fruits, which blend together and opens up nicely in the glass as it warms.

T: Very similar to the nose with the alcohol really coming out. Chocolate and coffee dance beneath with a raisin esque taste pushing thru. The alcohol burns a bit in the finish.

M: Full-bodied with warming alcohol and velvety smooth, with a somewhat oily texture.

D: Big bold and nice. I like this one. (600 characters)

Photo of mentor
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle chared by Crosling, thanks a million. Pours a dark brown decent head over pitch liquid. Didn't pour like motor oil thick, as I was expecting. Smells anise, alcohol, minimal chocolate and coffee. Decent alcohol sting burns my nose and sinuses. Paper and horse barn-manure are undertones I find unpleasant.

Tastes chocolate toffee coffee, and alcohol burn. These flavors are potent and nicely in tune, complimenting each other. Extereme in many ways, yet the dimensions are balanced. Needs more time to meld and for alcohol heat to settle, but decent now. Under the major players are some anise, fig, and other dark fruits. Md thick body that comes across as thinner, because of the peppery alcohol sting. Good drinkability, but I suspect it will get much better as the alcohol settles and fruity characters rise in intensity. (832 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle received from leftmindedrighty in a trade a while back. Thanks!

Appearance: Dark espresso brown, not as black as I was expecting, but impressive nonetheless. Pours without much in the way of head or lacing, but that was expected from a 16% beer.

Smell: Coffee with sugar, molasses, a bit of dark chocolate. Surprisingly mellow for such a big beer; there's barely a hint of alcohol.

Taste and mouthfeel: Very sweet, but thankfully not excessively so. Flavors of caramelized sugar are balanced by a huge roasted malt flavor. This is a little lighter in body than I was expecting, which isn't to say that it's thin, it's just not massive. Ultimately that's probably a good thing. Coffee and molasses in the finish, ending with surprising dryness. Impressively smooth and clean, no acrid flavors or harshness, no noticeable alcohol. This is some very well made stuff, but it's intense. Definitely one to be shared with a few like-minded people. (950 characters)

Photo of Crosling
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep black, with a small white/brown head. Aromatically disappointing, with mild chocolate, roast, sugar and fruit. It's an okay aroma, not very powerful. Flavor is immensely satisfying with a very luscious malt character, chocolate, roast, coffee, etc. Lingering finish. No alcohol flavor. Mouth feel could be creamier and more velvety. This is a fine beer, however, one I'd like to collect. (392 characters)

Photo of WeisGuy
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Jw347 for this bottle. Bottle #01667.

a - pours pretty deep black color with a modest dark brown head, retention around the edges, slight lacing

s - really intense aromas of burnt malt, dark dark chocolate, bitter dark roast coffee, black cherry, blueberry and blackberry, definite boozy component, but not nearly as prominent as you'd expect from a 16% beer, hints of citrusy hops as well, really an incredible aroma on this beer

t - big burnt malt and dark chocolate tastes up front, pretty sweet, midpalate is very coffee-centric with some strong notes of dark berries as well, finish is bittersweet with dark chocolate and coffee, light hint of citrusy hops, booze has a fairly strong presence, but, once again, it's not nearly as strong as I would expect from a 16% beer

m - full-bodied, lower carbonation, strong alcohol warming, pretty well balanced on the finish

d - certainly a sipper at this strength, the complexities make you keep on taking sips though, and it isn't overly harsh on the palate, also, the alcohol is not nearly as evident as you'd expect

Very interesting and a great beer all around. The taste didn't quite live up to the aroma, but it was pretty damn good nonetheless. At 16% abv and over $20 a bottle, this is one very, very big beer. I look forward to the 2.edition. (1,317 characters)

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My thanks to DarkerTheBetter for the opportunity, bottle #02645. Served a bit cool, let it warm, drank it over the course of an hour.

Into a small tulip glass, pours pitch black with a fizzy dark tan head of a finger or so, then fizzles out to nothing, just a dark, black, viscous mass. The lacing is a nothing but click bubbles. The aroma is a complex beast, taste too, a lot less coffee than I'd expected and a whole lot more alcohol warmth (oh, 16%.. just kidding), but while boozy, much much more. There is a certain vinious quality to it, wine, red grape, oak, like a port, the alcohol has just a little sting at times, others it feel well integrated. Either way, as high as it is, its well handled. The roasted malt is hearty, thick, almost syrupy, some vanilla, some more subtle things are likely there, but I"m just too flabbergasted try chasing after them.

The mouth is hot, to be sure, definitely a boozy strain to it. But its not oppressive or overpowering. The body is good, smooth, slick, nice. Overall, this was a treat, a monster, a challange, but one I'd gladly face again, and recommend to anyone with a love for huge beers. (1,144 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally getting a chance to try this wonderful beer. I have had it sitting in the cellar for a few months and just decided to grab it out of their last night as I was in the mood to really knock back a little something heavy for a change, well I figure this one will fit the bill for sure! Pulled the 16.9oz bottle out of its cardboard tube and poured it into my Terrapin Chalice at cellar temp, looking to polish it off over the course of the night. The look was exceptional, with a deep, dark, brwon liquid coming forth, pretty much opaque with no light shining through on this one whatsoever. A nice two finger hight head of dark chocolate colored foam then rose up out of the depths and stayed around for a good five minutes before finally settling down to a thin film across the top that lasted thoughout the session. Deep side glass lace then persisted all the way down the glass. Really a big, full looking beer.

The aroma was heavenly, with deep, dark chcolate and rum soaked molasses coming through almost immediatly. This was big and the alcohol notes were well noted in it. Hints of coffee, some licorice perhaps and a touch of vanilla were then added into the mix. Quite complex and really just a dark, bourbon filled smell. The flavor followed through on the aroma's promise, really coating the mouth and warming the belly with each passing sip. There was the initial rush of cocoa and coffee beans, before the alcohol came kicking in behind it. A rush of bourbon hit the palate and knocked you back for a moment before easing down and giving way to some oaky flavors with a touch of molasses and vanilla. Some dark fruits buried in there, but pretty well hidden, maybe rum soaked raisin flavor. The finish had a touch of hops, just enough to give the slightest bit of a bitter touch to it and left that longlasting alcohol flavor on your tongue.

The Mouthfeel was very good, it was a full bodied beer, not a s thick as you big RIS's but still very nice indded. Velvet like carbonation kept everything moving along nicely and let the flavors slide over the tongue and filll you nicely. As for drinkability, we may have to discuss this. At 16% ABV, many people will not find this to be exceptionally drinkable, however I have to disagree. This was a monster strong beer, but the alcohol was well blended in and used to enhance the overall expierence. I did not find this harsh, hot, or out of balance, and I had no issues sipping on this and finishing off the bottle throughout the night. For something so strong, it could not have drank any better.

Overall I would have to say this one more then lived up to my expectations. It was really a very well done beer and a huge stout that is well deserved of its reputations. I have not had much expierence with the brewer, but this for sure will be enough to get me to look toward them much more. Definitly a high quality beer for sure and something I would not only drink again, I will still be actively looking for. (2,978 characters)

Photo of Floydster
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

16.9 ounce bottle acquired in a trade with MuenchenerKindl about five months ago, thanks for giving me the chance to try this rare brew fromn Norway, bottle #01098, poured entire bottle in my Dogfish Head snifter

A-Dark black with no light shing through at all, about a two inch creamy light tan head that made the body look five different colors at one point, stuck around for over five minutes, gret retention, fantastic lacing

S-Very complex with coffee, milk and dark chocolate, roasted malt and barley, red wine, port, cherries, some hoppiness, burned toffee and caramel, dark fruit, grapes, oak, vanilla, booze, herbal accents, and various spices

T-Chewy and roasty at the beginning with different chocolate tastes, some strong caramel in the middle, dryness and some sweetness in the finish, next few sips were a little spicier and some hops were present, later on the fruit started to come out but the alcohol was still not overpowering, could not figure out how something this strong could taste so good, some vanilla and sweet malt became part of the finish, by the end the aftertaste had a hint of booze in it with roasted dark cocoa and a wine flavor, unique and each sip is different, lots of ingredients went into this one

M-Thin to medium body, spicy, malty, dry, sweet, and boozy mouthfeel, hot and stingy on the tongue, taste lingered for a couple minutes, wamring going down, alcohol was definitely there but I could barely taste it

D-Could not taste the alcohol much at all, very hidden for sixteen percent, incredibly smooth, not as heavy on the stomach as you would expect, could have drank even more of this, has some serious aging potential too, booze were hidden as well as any other beer I have tasted to date

After I struck out with getting one through Liquid Solutions I was happy to get one via a trade, originally cost about twenty dollars, one of the strongest beers I have ever had but certainly the most drinkable of those, would love to drink again, highly recommended (2,008 characters)

Dark Horizon 1st Edition from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
95 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.