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Sweet Horizon - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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82
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 22.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ShogoKawada on 10-23-2010)
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks a lot, Brad!

The beer is dark brown and viscous with just a slight, wispy, dark beige head. The head offers little retention and no lacing.

The aroma offers malt, roast, and sweet booze.

Though the beer is indeed sweet, it is very well done. Syrupy and viscous with low carbonation. This drinks like a sweet imperial stout. Very interesting. The reviews are all over the place on this one, but I rather enjoyed it. A small serving is ample, but I would certainly have this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 21:19:48 | More by Huhzubendah
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-26-2012 01:15:16 | More by ygtbsm94
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Sweet Horizon in a Mad Elf snifter. 8.5oz bottle.

Pours an almost-black dark mahogany with no head. Just a few bubbles from the vigorous pour. 3.0

Mega alcoholic nose with dominant mocha. Similar to Dark Horizon 3rd, but sweeter. Black licorice, dark chocolate, and nectarine sweetness. 4.0

Super-sweet with some over-sweetened chocolate, vanilla, Fig Newton, and straight booze. Messy. Table sugar is a flavor worth mentioning. Sweetest beer I've ever had. 3.5

Thick body and hardly any carb. Gummi sweet, sticky in the 'stache, for those who have that problem. 2.0

Uber-sweet and hot as fuck. A missed-mark. Ridiculous and overwhelming. Shouldn't have saved this as the last beer in the Horizon tasting. A tough 5th beer of the day at 4pm. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 20:33:23 | More by thecheapies
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brystmar

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tiny bottle shared with my gf. Dark brown pour, no head or lace. Nose is mostly booze, supported by some roastyness and more booze. Did I mention it smells alcoholic?

Very sweet, almost sugary. Overwhelms the stout base. Some weird complexity shows up alongside the alcohol. Not sure what everything is here, but it feels out of place. Tons of biting booze after swallowing. Body is smooth and oily; by far the best part of this brew.

Now that I've had all 3 of the ____ Horizon beers, I can safely say none of them are worth your time or money. Dark Horizon is the best of the bunch, still not worth what it costs though.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 02:23:06 | More by brystmar
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CharlieMurphy

New York

1.8/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

overpriced 8.5oz bottle into chalice

A: Lacking carbonation, not head, but pouring like soda - thin but solid. Black with significant light penetration

S: WTF? literally smelling like brandy and grape soda, with booze. Otherwise not very aromatic.

T: Ok, this definitely isn't in the realm of "beer" by normal terms and I think I see that was the brewery's objective.

Very Sweet first and foremost, still some brandy liqueur like qualities, and malt soda almost like rootbeer beat to death with alcohol.

M: Flat. Sweet. Boozy.

O: FML for opening this to take 100% to my dome. I don't even think this would split well enough for 2. Save this for your 3-ways and gangbangs. Or better yet, save it for not ever buying at all

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 04:56:03 | More by CharlieMurphy
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Devi0us

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-21-2012 09:23:40 | More by Devi0us
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jjayjaye

New York

4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a light viscosity...like a cola, but without visible signs of effervescence. Dark with translucent edges and a scant mocha colored ring of tiny bubbles. Tons of boozy vanilla in the first sniff followed by deep chocolate cherry...nicely complex. First tiny sip coats much more than the pour would suggest. The mouth feel lingers nicely and the high ABV packs a bit of heat. The chocolate cherry flavors mirror the nose. A really nice sipper.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 01:41:29 | More by jjayjaye
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 8.5oz bottle to brandy snifter:

Pours a near pitch black with an edge of dark coffee and a thin mocha ring and just a few specks floating about. The nose is massive. Huge coffee beans and booze supported by some dark fruit and soft chocolate. Then the taste... BAM! Jesus this beer is masterfully balanced. Big buttery chocolate with sweet, sweet caramel coffee. The ABV is just right, not too hot by any means. I normally get turned off by especially sweet beers but this works really nicely. I can't discuss the taste without tipping my hat to a perfect velvety mouthfeel that only leaves sweet hot coffee to cling.

Overall, this beer is such an awesome surprise after being so disappointed by his older brother of the sake yeast variety. Highly recommended to any stout drinker.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 01:43:38 | More by yamar68
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-15-2012 21:28:33 | More by SPRichard
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PatrickSwayze

California

1.8/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Sweet Horizon

A: Jet black that looks like freaking oil sludge. No head just straight darkness

S: All i get on the nose is straight booze and coffee with little to no chocolate

T: I don't know where to start, oh wait yeah i do. This thing is absolutely the sweetest beer i have ever put on my mouth. Horribly sweet that it actually takes away from the actual slight chocolate and coffee that is hidden in the background. 

M: Ummm sweet sweet and um more sweet. Seriously thats all this beer is. Ridiculous how sweet this thing is.

O: I had high expectations for this beer but then i drank it. Just stupidly sweet ruining flavors that constantly try to express themselves. I guess it isnt called Sweet Horizon for nothing.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 05:39:54 | More by PatrickSwayze
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received this in a trade, can't remember who from. 8oz bottle into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A: Pours pitch black, and an aggressive pour yields a few tan bubbles and not much else. A small island of bubbles remains in the middle. Completely opaque.

S: Booze, and that is really all that appears at first. A bit of stale coffee and some chocolate in here as well. Smells sweet and boozy.

T: Disturbingly sweet, really no other way too put it, sugary sweet. Underneath the cane sugar onslaught there is a bit of a chocolate flavor and way in the back is a decent coffee flavor. I can just about feel my teeth rotting out of my head. No bitterness, just a slightly astringent boozy bite. Needs a little more of something to round this out. I understand a sweet beer, but it has too have a bit more coffee or roasted barley to even things out.

M: Mild carbonation, and a little bit thinner than I had expected. Finish is slightly warm. Incredibly sticky on the lips.

O: An intensely sweet beer, liquid diabetes, and easily the sweetest beer I've had since I popped open an 09 Dark Lord. I think this could be a really good beer if the coffee flavor was more pronounced. Bitter coffee could round and even things out a lot. Still glad to try it. Fitting for Valentines day, thankfully I haven't had any other sweets today!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 02:19:33 | More by pokesbeerdude
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-10-2012 22:36:51 | More by kayrex
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djaeon

California

1/5  rDev -72.1%

01-22-2012 22:46:10 | More by djaeon
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N8DAGR8

Maine

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-09-2012 14:20:34 | More by N8DAGR8
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Faina

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-05-2012 03:50:29 | More by Faina
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Tone

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a black color. 1/6 inch head of a tan color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong alcohol, roasted malt, sweet malt, and coffee. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, and slight coffee. The strong alcohol dominates this brew in aroma and body. The initial sip is quickly followed by a warming of the chest, that is oft sought after during these winter months.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 17:05:11 | More by Tone
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-08-2011 22:33:24 | More by JohneHoodlum
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scott2269

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

12-05-2011 05:42:05 | More by scott2269
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DangerDawg

Ohio

5/5  rDev +39.3%

12-05-2011 03:18:30 | More by DangerDawg
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dgilks

Australia

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oily, inky black colour with no head. Good but lacking the special visual appearance that some suds add to the mix.

Sweet with plenty of sugary malt and sweet alcohols contributing. The chocolate note is prominent as is a light, fruity coffee. Some more yeast esters add further depth.

Very sweet malt with lots of esters adding fruitiness. The chocolate is sweet and pronounced as is the complexity that coffee adds. No real bitterness but that is only because of the massive sugar content. I really like this.

Full body with moderate carbonation. Luscious, oily, thick and rich. Nice.

I really like this. It is a massive dessert beer and the combination of malt, chocolate, sugar, coffee and alcohol is excellent. Well crafted by Nogne O.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 10:25:14 | More by dgilks
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-30-2011 22:27:32 | More by brandoman63
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ebin6

California

4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Not much to look at; pours very dark with virtually no head whatsoever. Some burnt amber coloration swirling on top which can be increased slightly with a swirl

S - Quite boozy on the nose. This bottle was aged for 1 year, so I can only imagine how much boozier it smells when fresh. Coffee is noticeable, but the more complex flavors present when tasting are harder to sniff out

T - Incredibly rich and complex. Begins with a bourbon-esque taste which quickly gives way to coffee and chocolate. One of the more interesting beers I've tasted

M - Great feel all around; a swish intensifies this, particularly on the front of the tongue

O - Top notch "dessert beer". I would recommend this to anyone who is interested even with the steep price per ounce

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 22:32:59 | More by ebin6
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TK5150

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Originally rated on 11/23/10...this is a re-review on 11/22/11.

8.5 oz bottle

A- Pours very dark brown with a small light brown head with fairly large bubbles. The head recedes to a small ring around the glass. Alcohol legs on this one for sure.

S- Sweet coffee, brown sugar, dark fruits (raisins and berries) mixed with a hint of alcohol.

T- This is a dessert beer for sure. Lots of sweet, sticky, dark fruits and caramel. Sweet coffee. Not really picking up any chocolate. Finishes with some coffee bitterness and just a hint of alcohol heat, but not nearly as much as the 14% would indicate. Maybe as much heat as a lot of 9% beers I've had. Even with all of the sweetness, my mouth is left dry and craving more after each sip.

M- Nice and full bodied. I mean come on, its an under-attenuated dark horizon with syrups and sugars added. Low carbonation.

D- This is the most drinkable dessert beer I've ever had. I could have drank at least a 12 oz. bottle.

Overall, I like this beer a lot...and a little bit better than a year ago. The taste is the high point. You have to go into this beer knowing its a dessert beer, and take it for what it is (they clearly indicate this is a sweet dessert beer with the name!). All you haters out there can send me your remaining bottles for disposal.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 20:06:46 | More by TK5150
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-21-2011 18:12:51 | More by Rochefort10nh
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ehammond1


3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle

Pour It Black
Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

Black pour with dark brown edges and a very thin light brown head. There's not a lot of visible carbonation and it leaves the glass oily.

The aroma is powerful and very, very sweet. There's lots of melted chocolate, molasses, simple sugar syrup, and mild roasted coffee component throughout.

The flavor is incredibly sweet, and thus, particularly out of balance. The flavor comes in waves of molasses, toffee, melted chocolate, and sugar cookies. The onslaught does not stop. Incredibly sweet and certainly a sipper without much hint of coffee.

Thin to medium bodied with low carbonation and a touch hot with alcohol. The body of the beer is somewhat oily.

Far too sweet to drink in any quantity.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 22:53:26 | More by ehammond1
Sweet Horizon from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
82 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.