dj (467) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 500ml, from Vinmonompolet in Oslo. A cloudy reddish-brown colour with a small head. A strong chocolate malt aroma with fresh hop and plum notes. Maybe a hint of spice on the nose as well. Flavour is dominated by chocolate malt with notes of biscuit and fresh citrus hops. Some citrus, coffee and clove in the finish. A little banana bread coming through as it warms up. Moderate carbonation. Very nice indeed.
Unde (288) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish red beer with minimal head and some lacing. Aroma has raisin, ripe fruits, caramel and syrup. Taste offers ripe fruits, plums, yeasty flavors, slight roasted feel and syrup. Body is full and carbonation is medium. Still missing something.
mikkopen (788) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy dark reddish bworn coplour, thin beige head. Sweetish aroma of dried dark fruits and caramel malt, with yeast and spicy notes. Toasted malt and caramel sweetness in the flavour, along with dried fruits. Spicy, moderately bitter finish. Tasty.
smmaaren (177) - NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle. Pours amber with big off-white head. Aromas of bread, citrus, Herbs and flowers. Taste is sweet and bitter-dry. Very pleasent beer. Tasted with fillet of turkey and potatoes. Good mix.
bjerkeaa (154) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour. Slightly sugary aroma, with some spices in bottom notes. Medium body, oily texture.
StilleStorm (474) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DAA; Pours brown with a creamy, leaving lacings off-white to tan head. Aroma is light roasted malt, caramel, dark fruity, nutty, yeasty and spicy. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, spicy, warming and lasting. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.
msalsbury (16) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with two finger thick head that is beige and creamy. The aroma is very sweet, with strong dark fruit elements, caramel, and warming alcohol. The aroma isn’t backed up by the flavor, which is more dry than sweet, and more malty than it is fruity or spicy. Still, a very nice beer.
fellebag (631) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl. Big cream white colored head. Clear dark red brown color. Aroma is prune, raisins, caramel malt and bread. Taste is raisins, loads of caramel and malt. Sugar. Honey.
Skansen (16) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: Dark brown/redish with a beige/cream colored head.
Aroma: Malt, dry fruit, yeast
Taste: Dry fruits, caramel malts, anise/licorice, nice moderate bitter finish
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating rerated 04.01.2014, 0,5l bottle (Julebrygg vintage 2009) @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is fruity, caramel malts, dark dried fruits, citrus, yeast, butterscotch, nuts, hints of coffee and caramel. Taste is well and nicely oxidized, fruity, a little watery, caramel malts, dark dried fruits, grass, butterscotch, yeast, strawberry, nuts. Medium bitterness. Nice, and one of the best beers Ægir had, both as fresh and aged.