Rolfarild (176) - NORWAY - JUL 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1year beyond bb date. Clear gold if you pour carefully. Medium head almost no lacing. Aroma of bread. The bitterness of the hops is almost gone. Taste very thick malty feeling with dried fruit and malt. Aftertaste dry with a sweet backbone. Quit differnt from a fresh bottle, but very enjoyable.
Florya (1059) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
How: Bottle. Appearance: Dark orange/ golden, a bit hazy, white head. Aroma:fruit, sugar, grapefruit, grass, juniper. Palate: full body, mild carbonation. Long sweet finish.
borre_m (814) - NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy golden slightly tan head. Aroma is intensely hoped, grapefruit and grass. Taste is hoppy, a little fruity too.
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (backlog). Slightly hazy goldeny orange colour with a creamy off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma is fruity, alcoholic and quite evident honey as well. Flavour is similar with also some herbs, grass and sappy notes balacing it up.
Grima (2214) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham, huge thanxxx my friend!
Pours amber colored with creamy white head. Smell has lots of caramel and strong fruity hops. Starts very sweet-caramelly, sugary, fruity-spicy hoppy with a hint of alcohol and perfume. Finish is very sweet and caramelly, with some slight fruity hops and a touch of alcohol. Maybe a bit overaged...
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ratatosk, the squirrel that ran up and down the World Tree, Ygdrasil, delivering insults to and from the bird in the branches and the snake, or adder at its roots, was for all intentions, the norse equivalent to the internet. That being said, this beer is a link to the old and to the new. It tastes like something the old Gods would have demanded, and probably deserved, for being so awesome, and it also tastes modern, like something a really clever American who knows modern craft brewing would think of making in some tiny village at the end of a fiords in the deepest valley he could find in Norway. Which, it is, and he did.
A whopping 9% tastebomb that hits all the right places, i can’t stress how much the beer impresses me. The only thing that annoys me about it, is, well, I can’t seem to find it these days. If I did, I’d drink it often, there’s no doubt about it.
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Cloudy orange color. Medium size, yellowish head, stays. Malty, sweet, raisins, caramel, fruity aroma. Fruity, melon, sweet, hops, cupcakes in taste. Way too sweet.
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Had to throw nearly a third of the bottle away as it was so yeasty. Rich orange, small head. Nice fleshy fruit hop and citrussy aromas. Slick palate, carbonation can’t cut through it. Very boring taste, just sticky caramelly malts, and a bucketload of hops. Way too sweet. Covers the alcohol well, or should I say smothers the alcohol. Improves a little as it warms as it mellows slightly. But still not good, way too sweet.
HenrikSoegaard (12054) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very nice.
Habanero (3439) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent 2 x IPA.