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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by akorsak on 12-06-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
171
Reviews:
120
Avg:
4
pDev:
13.5%
 
 
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37
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38
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Photo of FourFingers414
4.86/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I've had DH 2-4 & I must say that 2 is the best. It had a few years on it but it developed so well over the years! Notes of; coffee, chocolate, toffee, burnt cinnamon, caramel & raisins shined through from the aroma to the taste. The mouth was medium in body. Nøgne Ø makes amazing brews & this one did not disappoint!

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Photo of jfstilling
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Odysseyalien
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psumjl269
4.86/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is an exceptional beer - had it in a bottle from 2008. Pours black and is very rich and complex in taste. Very viscous as well. Very much recommend this beer; however, ask what the price is. It was borderline exorbitant when I got it, but it was worth the experience.

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Photo of kindacold
4.64/5  rDev +16%

Pours a nice dark brown, no head. Smells of alcohol and dark fruit with coffee. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, charcoal, raisins, and alcohol. Very, very dry. Finishes with a charcoal mocha flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of imscotty
4.2/5  rDev +5%

A - This beer pours black as oil. A dark brown head forms and then quickly dies. A tan ring is left clinging o the glass, pretty good lacing.

S - The smell is not as strong as the taste. The most prevalent odor is oaky wood and strong vanilla. Some alcohol, roasted malt and coffee is also evident.

T - This is a strongly roasted tasting beer. The vanilla/licorice flavors are also strong complimented by soy, coffee, slight chocolate and oak. I found the alcohol to be pretty well hidden, present but not assertive. In the finish the oak/ wood flavors become even more pronounced and leave a dry sensation on the tongue.

M - This beer has a great mouthfeel. It is unbelievably velvety and rich without being heavy. Low carbonation, slightly oily. Liquid velvet.

O - This beer is a sipper, I was glad I had some friends to share the bottle with. Very enjoyable in my 8 oz pour, might be a little overwhelming in lager quantities. Drank at 6 years of age and I did not think the alcohol was too hot in anyway. I do not see how anymore aging will improve this beer, but I might put away a bottle to see what another decade will do. Not an overpowering flavor profile, but it had a pretty distance and agreeable taste. If it is worth the money is a question I leave to you, I was glad I bought it.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DefenCorps
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle that I picked up at the Village Pump in College Park many, many moons ago. Brewed 7th Nov 2007, consumed 10th May 2014.

Pouring black with a thin, dark brown head that rises briefly before falling off to a ring, this looks dark and ominous. Nice legs too. The nose is rich and complex. I was expecting a trainwreck, but this is actually pretty good. Mildly smoky, mildly soy-like, a nice umami savoriness, deep roast, deep, dark chocolate, fudge, unsweetened cocoa, a little bit of simple syrup are all present. Simply put, this is what a near 18% stout should be. Alcohol is noticeable on the nose but nowhere near where I thought it would be.

Opening with a big roasted malt character with moderate bitterness, moderate sweetness and plenty of depth, there are layers of smoke, earth, burnt sugar, toffee, a mild sweetness, some malted milk chocolate, unsweetened cocoa, a mild spiciness from the alcohol that add some licorice notes. Some dark fruit notes are also present, but really, this is dominated by the heavily roasted malts. Ashy notes are minimal, and the excessive sweetness that plagues many high ABV stouts is absent as well. Full in body with a soft, lush feel, creamy in carbonation, this beer finishes long, smoky, mildly bitter and mildly sweet with cocoa and coffee grounds. So silky on the palate! While not as good as the First Edition, this is still excellent. I'm glad I held off on drinking this for as long as I did. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Necropsy
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of razorsdescent
4.94/5  rDev +23.5%
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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Photo of bark
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The colour is black with a brown edge. The low head is brown.

The smell is powerful with sharp sour notes, alcohol and cookies.

The taste is salty with lots of liquorice and alcohol. Dry and smooth. Full body. The aftertaste is long with salt, sal ammoniac, and burned flavours. The finish is salt.

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

I have read some reviews from people who had this when it was younger. They noted that this beer was quite smoked. Those flavours are now all gone. It is still a powerful and quite heavy beer.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of neckbracesub
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Dark Horizon 2nd Edition from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
4 out of 5 based on 171 ratings.
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