Brewery: Nøgne Ø
Style: Stout – Imperial
Other Notes: 100 IBUs
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Dark Horizon 5th edition is the culmination of all of our years of producing strong, dark ales. It is a symbol of our uncompromising attitude here at Nøgne Ø. We use only the finest malt and carefully ferment this beer by slowly feeding it more fermentables throughout the process. The result is brazen and brash, but after some maturation it evolves into a beer of balance and distinction. Rich, robust and dangerously smooth, this beer is certain to conquer the world. Enjoy this beer now or store in a cool, dark place.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1
Intro: A 500ml bottle in a nice circular case, bottled on 3rd March 2015, and poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a thin brown head that dissipated quickly while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate, coffee, molasses, dark fruit, prunes, booze.
Taste: Moderately sweet, light to moderately bitter, roasty, dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, molasses, caramel, dark fruit, prunes, booze.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A nice sipper. Good sweet and bitter balance, but perhaps, although not unexpected given the ABV, it was a touch boozy. Not overly so, but not hidden either.