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

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Horizon Tokyo BlackHorizon Tokyo Black
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Norway
nogne-o.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 11-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
47
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The nose is smoky, with soy sauce and charred malts. Not an overpowering smell, surprisingly. Flavour is big, but more restrained than one might expect. Soy sauce, dark chocolate, smoke and a dose of alcohol heat. Drinkable for 16% abv, but that isn't saying much - this certainly does not go down quickly. Pretty good, but I think you enter the world of diminishing returns once you start hitting ABVs this high.

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Photo of Casey_L
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8.5 FL OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped by less than an inch of mocha head that disappears quickly leaving no lacing.

The smell is roasted malt and anise.

The taste is begins with hints of dark fruit and anise. Then I get some roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The alcohol remains hidden.

Full mouthfeel

It is an interesting stout. It combines a lot of different flavors, and the high abv, while well hidden from sensory perception, is felt in a warm fuzzy feeling washing over me as I drink it.

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Photo of Roy1586
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mush
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
2.92/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- jet black
S- Smoked pork/ bacon
T- Really sweet, smoke
F- Thick and oily like a stout should be
O- Not excited about this one, in fact I only made it through about 3 oz. The taste was really off putting.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

250ml nip poured into tulip 29/6/16

A looks black but has a deep cola edge, finger of dark foam makes a little noise as it falls leaving no lace but to be expected at this ABV, legs and some color left on the glass and it looks like a glass of slow boiling motor oil

S chocolate syrup and fudge, lots of smokey malt, tobacco, prune, burnt coffee, some tar, more dried fruit, no idea where the 16% id hiding

T smoked bakers chocolate if that's a thing, heaps of molasses, still heavy on the burnt malt, there's booze but still well concealed, drinks like a smokey chocolate liqueur

M thick as can be, just enough bubbles to give it some life, oily inside the mouth sticky on the lips, very smooth for the strength and just a little heat and numbing on the lips

O big, rich, intense, but somehow drinkable, I'm not saying I want the stuff by the pint but this little nip is almost not enough for me solo

Maybe a good thing its a tiny bottle because I can feel it starting to hit my brain, worth the price tag to experience this little big boy

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Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage. Smoky and charry but with enough sweetness to balance. Brown sugar, caramel, dark chocolate, raisin, molasses and dark roast coffee. You would probably guess this was around 12%, not 16%. There are also some port/sherry characteristics, especially in the aroma. Toasted marshmallow aftertaste. Somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. So delicious. If I happened to come across another one of these, I would buy it in instant, even with the $14.99 price tag at which I bought it.

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Photo of Roguer
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark black, thin head.

Huge nose! Sweet malts for days; a liquor-like alcohol sweetness; grapes; molasses.

Flavor follows: sweet, malty; chewy grains; molasses and a touch of char; bitter chocolate. Very sweet and boozy, but definitely drinkable.

The heat and booze leave no doubt as to the sky high ABV. It's not as smooth as some other monster beers (e.g. WWS), but it's definitely drinkable.

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Photo of NCCIndy
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours like india ink and motor oil. Smells sweet and smoky. Tastes like malt and malt and malt and malt... very smooth and sweet with a lightly smoky finish. Mouth coating deliciousness. Incredibly easy drinking and pleasant for a 16%!

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Photo of Possum77
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SayBoom
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottled: 29.11.2012
That is really sweet oak/coffee bomb! Though it has 16 ABV, it is very mild and non aggressive beer. Unbelievable rich and easy drinking. Obviously very delicious. One of the best non BA stout that I have had.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
1.74/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours with very little head or carbonation. Aroma is way off for me, it has some black strap molasses, chocolate and other similar notes deep in the well, but there is this overwhelming nail polish / astringent alcohol smell that is brutal. unfortunately, the taste doesn't redeem it. I imagine it is what drinking paint thinner is like. Just a real unprocessed alchohol / chemical flavor. If you grin and bear it, you might find just the most distant whispers of an actual beer, with some chocolate malt and coffee, but this beer is just bad. I have never had a Nogne O beer before, but I know Brewdog and their gimmicks, and this is par for the course. I am not a brewing expert, but I know they use some sort of freeze technique to boost the ABV of the beer, and I'm guessing that is what gives it this awful smell and taste.

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Photo of Bung
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kiro
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Horizon Tokyo Black from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
4.26 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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