Dark Horizon 4th Edition | Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Knapp85 on 08-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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137
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20
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
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Nøgne Ø's Red Horizon is not one of my favorite beers, but it was certainly revelatory the first time I drank it. It inspired me to try the less unique-seeming Dark Horizon which, while quite good, didn't live up to the mind-f**k that was Red Horizon.

Pours a thick syrup that is almost black, but still just on this side of brown. Some head but not much, and it doesn't stick around for long, so take those nice, long sniffs early on. They will reveal the usual coffee, chocolate (not quite bitter enough to be cocoa), malted grains that are also a bit sweet and rich like brown sugar and molasses, and more than a hint of anise.

The taste brings out all these things and more. The coffee is a bit more pronounced, but still hardly bitter - I guess it's more like a mocha. Anise dies down a bit, but a slightly briney flavor comes to the fore, which I guess a lot of reviewers might describe as "soy sauce" in stouts, but to me it seems more like seawater salt than umami salt. The texture is pretty good - thick, little carb, bold malty finish that's a bit sweet and roasty, barely bitter, and just what you'd look for in an imperial stout. Crazily smooth for such a high ABV, but not sure if that's a plus or not; if I wanted something that tasted like 8%, I'd drink something that was.

Overall, it's a very good beer in it's style, but it's not much better than many other similar heavy stouts and porters I've had. I shouldn't be comparing it to a drastically different beer by the same brewery like Red Horizon, but considering it costs about as much - $20 for a pony bottle - I was hoping for a beer that altered my mind about beer the way Red did. Not the case. Buy any other great RIS for about 1/3 the cost.

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Pure black like motoroil, Small head that disappear wickly. Notes of dried fruits, brown sugga, some Coffe, roastines, licorice, some sweet vanilla notes pheraps. So sweet from the first si, a lot of plum, it's a fruit cake with rum, dried fruits, And some alcohol presence. On the end a little Coffe Kick, And a great alcol notes. Dessert beer, one of my favourite from nogne

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Stoutfest IV reviews.

Thanks a ton Emma.

A- Black ink pour from two bottles into several glasses. Very light tan cap is frothy and has good retention for the ABV. Spotty lacing with a few small webs.

S- Massive roast and caramelized malts. Some alcohol but the spiced raisin, brown sugar, molasses and toasted nuts take over with the blackened barley.

T- Licorice comes to mind big time with a large base of burnt bitter grains, bitter dark chocolate, spiced raisins, alcohol, caramelized brown sugars, yeast spice phenols and toasted nuts. A hint of cherries.

MF- Thick and severely oily body. Slick with a slightly creamy texture finishing with an intense heat.

Reminds me of the other Dark Horizon I had in the past. Massive massive flavor and texture. Just a beast.

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