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Dark Horizon 2nd Edition - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

Dark Horizon 2nd EditionDark Horizon 2nd Edition

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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.78%

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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  17.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 12-06-2008)
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4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 on tap at Birch. Served in flute.

This beer had a delicious sweet raspberry smell and taste. Also an excellent, smooth mouth. Very tasty and very drinkable for the huge percentage. Works great as a sipper, apertif, or dessert beer. Very, very tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 03:58:40 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was brewed, according to the label, in 2007, making this beer around 7 years old.

A- Dark black with a brown head. shallow lacing. Beautiful.

S- Not complex, but spot on. Dark fruits, coffee, booze. Ready to dive in.

T- Wow! This is a deep, rich, and dare I say wine-like beer. Dark currants, coffee, bakers chocolate and rich malts. A grand slam.

M- Smooth, creamy and light in the carbonation department.

At the end of the day this goes down smooth and oily. This is a rich deep dink that is truly world class. I have been clinging onto this beer for years in order to do a stout tasting and I must say this is one of the highlights. This beer ages amazingly well, and I have another one waiting for 2019. Cheers!

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The carbonation is light, the bubbles smooth. The liquid is thick and dense.

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From 05/24/13 notes. A 50CL bottle, which says created 11/05/07, let mature until Fall '09, and consume by end of 2020. Really like the 1st Edition when I had it several years ago, and have been holding onto multiple bottles of 2.0 and 3.0 since, after hearing they were crazy boozy. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a pitch black color with one inch of very dark tan head and low carbonation evident. Looks like a great big thick RIS.

s - Smells of alcohol, roasted malts, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, burnt malts, and toasted malts. Nice roasty nose; I like it, though the alcohol is definitely prevelant.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, toasted malts, coffee, burnt malts, alcohol, and light vanilla. taste has more chocolate than the nose and a little bourbon; a slight step up from the nose.

m - Full body and low carbonation. Body is thick and chewy; great mouthfeel.

o - Overall a good, but very strong, RIS. Looks and feels great, but I think there is just too much alcohol in the nose and taste keeping this from being as great a beer as the 1st Edition. Very roasty and strong, a 17.50% ABV beer that feels that strong. I like it and would like a 4 oz. pour of it, but would be weary to buy more bottles of it at this point due to the price, size, and what you get.

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P - dark motor oil consistency pitch black smal dark brown head

S - smells like toffe and brown sugar some hints of coffee sligt alcohol afterburn 

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours black with a small, big-bubbled brown head that recedes quickly to a ring around the glass. Alcohol legs on the sides of the glass as I swirl.

S- Dough, soy sauce, molasses, coffee, and light alcohol. Has the trademark sweet "Dark Horizon" smell I remember from other vintages and variations I've had in the past.

T- Soy sauce, molasses, coffee, dark cherry and fruit notes, and just a bit of heat. Considerably less firey burn when compared to fresh. As for the 17.5% alcohol content....if I didn't know, I would never have guessed (as compared to before when I would have guessed 25%). This feels more like a a 9% or 10% beer.

M- Heavier side of medium bodied. Quite lively carbonation (even after all these years) at first, but it then becomes just about flat after having a few sips. The age has smoothed this beer out considerably though.

O- MUCH better than the first time I had this beer nearly 4 years ago. I told myself after having it fresh that I would not open my other bottle for another 15 years (because it was so dang hot), but I decided on a whim to open it tonight. Fairly glad I did. I'm not so sure this beer will get any better, but I can certainly see the alcohol calming down just a LITTLE bit more in the next year or two.

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Dark Horizon 2nd Edition from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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