Gr0ve (2162) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Dark mahogany colour. Some small floaties, which I’ve seen in other of their beers, especially Tors Hammer. Smoky malty aroma with roasted malts and plums. Sausages. Refreshing hop profile. Sweet dark malty flavours with roasted notes. Fairly low carbonation level, could have used just a little more. Thick velvety texture. Overall a very enjoyable rich malty brew.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was looking forward to try this one. Dark brown colour, with a white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, some chocolate, leather, butterscotch, licorice, smoke. Complex beer with a lot of taste. Roasty finish. A different, but excellent new beer from Ægir.
ClubGonzo (4294) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark nougat brown body with a medium creamy off-white head, with some durability. Nose is peated malts, caramel and hints of bread. Taste is dark malts, caramel, peat, smoked ham and hints of toffee and licorice towards the end. Wonderfully smooth and very easy-going for a beer which is definitely bordering on the "smoked" category. Velvety, medium full body. Long smokey aftertaste with substantial amounts of roasty peat tones lingering. A very nice beer from Ægir, which definitely adds another dimension to their already diverse selection.
ABS (595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown, with a hint of red. Light, off-white head. Malty nose, with lots of smoke, bacon, coal and also a hint of an unpleasant smell I just can’t place. Not that bad though. Smoky aroma, with bacon, lots of malt and chocolate. Quite thick mouth feel. Sweet, with lots of bitter aftertaste. Good.
gunnfryd (11447) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Patricks. Amber colour with a beige head. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is dust, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is dust, bacon, smoked, malt, hop, caramel. Easy drinkable nice beer.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From keg @Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. Low creamy beige head. Body is near brilliant, ruby brown. Clean, well prononced malt aroma. Rounded caramel notes, hints of dark dried fruits, pepper and earthy hops. Clean, medium full malt body, with a light and refined sweetness. Faint berry notes. Subtle bitterness. Soft mouthfeel. Rounded malt finish. Not as malt-accented as expected for a Scotch Ale. Nevertheless, a well crafted and tasty beer.
larsga (6356) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small beige head. Clear deep red body. Deep dried fruit and
earth aroma with spicy chocolatey notes. Dry-sweet roasty dried
fruit taste with cinnamon and herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild,
smooth mouthfeel. Dry, and faintly acidic, earthy roasty
aftertaste with spicy chocolatey wooden notes. Really nice.
Full of flavour, highly drinkable, and very balanced and
harmonic. (0.3l draft at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo.)
espenra (893) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Håndverkerstuene. It poured a dark red, almost amber colour with a big creamy head. Aroma is malts, caramel and toffee. Some butterscotch as well. Sweet. Flavour is also sweet, but with a hint of bitterness. Notes of malts, caramel and toffee of course. Hops are present, but the disappear fast.
berlinoise2go (632) - NORWAY - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2012 On tap at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. Gorgeous-looking dark amber colour, with an inch-thick sticky offwhite head that leaves lots of lacing. Classic ’dusty cellar’ scotch ale aroma on a semisweet fruity background, with caramel and citrus. Excellent balance. Medium/full body, slick mouthfeel, soft carbonation. A staggeringly well-made brew [Ar 7, Ap 5, T 8, P 4, O 16].
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Still good-looking and well-made with a very smooth mouthfeel, but the typical Scotch dusty/cellar characteristics in the tap version is more or less replaced by smoke and xmas-like spices in the bottle version, hence lowered rating [Ar 6.5, Ap 4.5, T 7, P 4, O 15].
esp0r (2164) - NORWAY - JAN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Amundsen
Dark red, beige head and nice lacings. Smells of smoke, caramel and roasted malts. Taste is quite malty and smoky, some sweetness too, some ripe fruits appears as well. Very carbonated, lively pricking on the palate. Nice bitter finish. After some warming up, more intense sweetness arive and actually dominates and fight off the bitter finish