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Dark Horizon 3rd Edition - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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79
okay

183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 24.15%
Wants: 16
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Brewed in March 2008 with Grimstad water, malted barley (brown & smoked), sugars, coffee, hops, yeast. Sat, untouched, in conditioning tanks until August 2010 when it was dry hopped (with Nelson Sauvin hops) and dry "coffeed" (with Den Gyldne Sterke espresso). After a month of dry hopping/coffeeing, it was bottled/released in September 2010.

(Beer added by: TheBeerCarl on 11-23-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

pisano, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

250 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2010. Pours pitch black color with a small foamy tan head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lace. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, toffee, light char, molasses, and roasted earthiness; with some slight booze. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of coffee and roasted/dark malt notes; and good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, toffee, light char, molasses, tobacco, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, molasses, tobacco, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of intense dark/roasted malt flavors with coffee; with zero booze or cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a creamy, slick, syrupy, and fairly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden for 15.5%, with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial coffee stout. Very nice intense and balanced dark/roasted malt flavors with coffee; and definitely a sipper to enjoy slowly. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev +13.6%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

8.5oz bottle, with its own fancy carrying case

Thank god this was only 8.5oz - who could possibly drink more of this? No carbonation - very syrupy, soy sauce, teryaki, bitter coffee. Cloyingly sweet, molasses, booze and more booze. Batch 1 of this was solid (and a whale) - what the hell happened to this beer?

dirtylou, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

DmanGTR, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Zachtheporter, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of ommegangpbr
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I suppose I can see where the scores for this are on the low side but I'm pretty impressed by this beer. For something that's 15.5% alcohol it has characteristics that I'd expect. It is very sweet but still manages to not be syrupy. The coffee drink thing is very much there. Coffee and cream and sugar. Anyone with a strong sweet tooth should be really happy with this.
I would be very happy to get the fourth edition of this.

ommegangpbr, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

imperialking, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of madtowndmb1
2.5/5  rDev -29%

madtowndmb1, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Doppelbockulus
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is like an albino russian imperial stout, and by that I mean it's dark, but you can still see some light through it.

If you like the scent of barbecue and terriyaki, you will enjoy smelling this beer over and over. The smoke from the malt is present, and blankets a meaty, sweet barbecue aroma that I am finding fantastic. I don't care that it is a beer and that this is unusual for beer, I care that it is awesome! Oh, and after all these years you can still get a little coffee; the peppery aroma from coffee is there among the smorgasbord.

M is for mmmm. I like sweet beers, so I really like this one. Beyond that it also sits my tongue down and tells it a story about a little coffee bean that went to a barbecue party and tasted many wonderful smokey concoctions and went home with a thorough coating of smoke and barbecue residue. I taste molasses, light vinegar, dark fruit, and coffee.

The viscosity is pleasant, like a stout, but pleasantly mellowed by the aging process.

Doppelbockulus, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of TKEbeerman
4/5  rDev +13.6%

TKEbeerman, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

brotherloco, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From 05/25/13 notes. Opened this the day after having the Second Edition. 8.5 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a pitch black color with less than one inch of dark tan head and no carbonation evident. Looks nice but no carbonation evident.

s - Smells of coffee, sweet sugar and molasses, sweet chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol, and some vanilla. Nose is nice but a little too sweet for me; loads of sugar and sweetness.

t - Tastes of same sweet coffee, sweet sugar, molasses, sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, alcohol, burnt malts, and toasted malts. Taste has more coffee than the nose and no vanilla; it also has a lot of sweet dark fruits. Taste is way too sweet for me.

m - Medium to full body and low to no carbonation. Body is thick and chewy.

o - Overall this beer is just way too sweet for me; the worst of the three dark horizon editions for me. I drank a 16.7 oz. bottle of the 2nd edition the night before that was boozy but easier to get through than this 8.5 oz. bottle; just too much sweet sugar and booze for me. Would not suggest picking this one up considering how much these guys cost.

mdfb79, May 28, 2013
Photo of dapatte2
1/5  rDev -71.6%

dapatte2, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

bluesplit63, May 12, 2013
Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

JRod1969, May 08, 2013
Photo of LockeSD
1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

LockeSD, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +13.6%

alamode, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of bark
3/5  rDev -14.8%

bark, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours with no head on top of an opaque, black body. A light ring of lacing persists on the glass and leaves moderate lace in its wake.

S - Bourbon, vanilla, rum, chocolate, cinnamon, awesome.

T - Sweet, sweet, chocolate and coffee up front. Notes of anise, blackberries, clove and cinnamon in the middle. Finishes with lots of vanilla, cinnamon, dense chocolate, and cola syrup.

M - A thick, syrupy body, and a sweet, sweet finish.

D - Well, it smells better than almost anything else I have ever had, but it manages to really drop it with the flavor. An oddly flawed beer, if it was much, much less sweet it could be something world class.

nickfl, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: no head on a a near jet black body.

S: rum, bourbon, some roasted malt, milk chocolate, chili peppers

T: really really sweet. This is like pure white and brown sugar. Reminds me of a coffee that you put too much sugar in. It is even sweet enough to dull but not erase the bourbon/whiskey character. For the abv the booze are actually pretty tame.

M: little carbonation and creamy body.

Overall:I simply can not get over the sweetness. It is too dominant for me.

kylehay2004, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

LambicKing, Jan 17, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Mattyb79
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Mattyb79, Jan 02, 2013
Dark Horizon 3rd Edition from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
79 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.