Tim Webb (196) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled from Vinmonopolet in Tromso. Tried head-to-head with Mack Bok that had tootled a hundred metres down the road it came second. Restrained caramel, which is not a bad thing, big grain but not so much poke.
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of bread and caramel. medium sweetness, lightly bitter.
stouby (3212) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home.
Red-brown with a beige head, some lacings. Aroma moderate to heavy malty (caramel, roasted). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body.
garza (560) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - SEP 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark red colour with a beige foam. Pure malt aroma some dough and burnt caramel too. Heavy malty taste with some medium sweetness. Soft carbonation, oily feel, medium body. The sweetness persist in the after taste. One of the best norwegians? Among the good ones at least.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bock--1998 11.2 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (2.5 / 5.0) Deep dark red color. Fruity aroma and body, but not overly so. Lager yeast off flavor present but not prominent. A little fruity for my tastes as fruit overwhelms malt. Sampled 11/21/1998.
Bock Beer--2002 11.2 oz. Green Extra Long Neck Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear rich dark copper bronze color. Lacy medium head. Roasted mild hop front. Smooth rich creamy thin dry sweet toffee cherry doughy biscuit body. Balanced mild hop end. Rich No Spice Juleol. Sampled 5/15/2003.
Nisse666 (3158) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2010-03-19, Göteborg
AR. fudge, caramell, plum
AP: dark amber brown, cremy ofwhite head
F: roasted malt, brulee pudding with caramel sauce, sweet and dry finish
ClubGonzo (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. I’ve had this before, but since its been a while and I now have the policy of rating everything I drink, I thought it was time for a revisit. This is a classic bock from the Scandinavian tradition, and the only Norwegian beer to make it into Michael Jackson’s classic "500"-collection, since brewers like Nøgne Ø at the time of writing (2000) had yet to reach international acknowledgment. Pours a very deep coppery brown with a small, quickly disappearing head. To my disappointment, a metallic "canned food"-smell which I mainly associate with over-aged lagers or commercial dunkels on can hits my nose immediately. Luckily, it disappears after a while, and my snifter fills up with lovely notes of nougat, raisins and a hint of red vinegar. Taste is caramel malt, raisins again, a hint of cherries and a fair amount of candy sugar. If it wasn’t for the balancing sourness blending out all the sweets, it’d be almost like a Belgian dubbel without the yeasty notes. Rather drinkable, and blended in a very nice way. Nothing formidable, but probably a good beer to drink with a variety of food. I liked this one.
espenra (764) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Best before 2010-06-11. This was the last on the list of best beers brewed in Norway I hadn’t tried so it was about time I tried it. It poured a dark reddish brown colour with a medium big white creamy head that settled down fast in the glass. The aroma is sweet and bordering on sickeningly sweet. Very sweet malty aroma. Some hints of wood. The flavour is also sweet, but not so much as the aroma, thankfully. The sweet malts are dominant, but there’s also notes of caramel and brown sugar as well. Short aftertaste. A decent beer overall, but more of a ticker beer than something I’m going to look for later.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve been wanting this beer ever since Michael Jackson presented it in one of his books. Deep mahogany, initial aroma of wet grass and dank topsoil. Once settled what remained was raspberry jam, port, and toasted wood. Less complex in the sip, simple, dark, chocolate with a bit of grit. Medium bodied and a little smoky in the finish. Clean finish.
ogivlado (4987) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml. -Reddish/brown coloured, medium to big sized off-white head, burnt sugar nose. Sweet malty, slight toffee and mild hoppy with some unpleasant metallic notes in the finish. Expected better beer.