gyllenbock (5913) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Vika, February 2013. (69,90 NOK)
Hazy brownish with a nice, fluffy tan head. Aroma and taste of malt, smoke, some ham, wood and caramel. Smooth mouth feel and a nicely balanced beer. A pleasant one to sip.
SirLimpsalot (2778) - SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Gyllenbock. Ingen stor doft men en ganska lätt rökig smak. Fin och len balans. Trevlig att smutta på.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Albertsen (76) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark color,cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, citrus and caramel or toffee. Balanced and good. Excellent.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Crowbar og Bryggeri, Oslo. Reddish brown coloured beer with some light to medium carbonation and a short dence almost off white head. Lighter sweet herby and bitter hoppy hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is malty hinted with a light herby touch. No big flavours but nicely drinkable.
tfredvik (1435) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy medium brown body with a small, light-brown head that soon reduces to a thin film, leaving some lacing. The aroma is strong and pleasant with a massive wall of caramel the first 15 seconds. Then the smokey part slowly takes over, and after a minute the caramel is far in the back while wood smoke, peat and a spicy touch are in front. Oh, I love it when aroma transformations like this happens! So, is it real, or is it just my slow brain struggling to decide what aromas it’s detecting? Anyway, there is no doubt that the taste is moderate sweet with just a light bitterness in the long-lasting finish. The strong flavours are dominated by wood smoke and peat, with additional caramel and some very nice notes of fruits and hops in the back. Medium to full body, a smooth and oily texture and a very soft carbonation. Lovely beer! Note that the smoke and peat in the aroma and flavour are sweet, mellow and gentle, and shouldn’t scare of people that don’t love smoked beers, like myself.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Hazy deep amber brown colour, big off-white head. Pleasant sweet caramel dark malty chocolatey smokey peat aromaGood mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with dark malts, well toasted caramel, dark fruit, chocolate and peat smokey. Good bitterness.
beerbeast88 (41) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel brown in color. taste of some herbs and grass. very,muddy and unclear in appearance. great expectation was a little bit disappointed
thewolf (11553) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Nordisk Ølhandel, Cph.
Pours clear deep chestnut with a small, off-white frothy, film head. Aroma has toasted caramel, light chocolate, softly vinious, a touch of port. Medium carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, toasted caramel, dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts. Quite bitter really with some peaty smoke, nutty dryness. Piney and lingering bitterness.
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle via Secret Santa. Pours a muddy, caramel brown with some clumpy off white head. Nose is boozy, pine, spruce, raisins, oranges, malt, caramel. Flavor is sweet, piney, raisin, prune, dried orange slices, a little cognac, some red grape. Full, sticky finish. I liked the hop presence and I’d say this is a scotch ready to drink now.
Skinnyviking (7905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Low fluffy off-white lasting head. Hazy brown body. Sweet berries caramel aroma. Sweet and yet sour berries raisin mildly smoked hops flavor with a high carbonation and a long sweet finish.