Foffern (1291) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a very aromatic beer with hints of sweet malt and som roast. The appearance is black with a small beige cappucino head that stays all the way. It has taste of caramel, dark chocolate and some roasty coffee in the end. Feels very oily and slightly creamy, and a bit thin in the mouth. Overall a good porter, but not as thick and creamy as the more fullbodied around.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet taste with some bitterness, a bit disappointing on the palate though. Aroma of dark chocolate. Medium brown head. (50 cl bottle)
Furseth (1979) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bootle:Black colour, with a creamy brown head. Aroma was dominated of vanilla,citrus,smokey,tar, Ashtry, som coffee, and dark choclate too. Flavor was almost the same, mild thin to medium body and a short to medium bitter finish.
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sötaktig doft. Mycket söt smak av kaffe och choklad. Något tunn kropp men en småhet eftersmak. En ganska stabil vardagsporter.
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 First rating
50 cl bottle from K-Supermarket Kamppi, Helsinki. Sampled on July 21, 2011. BB 07/12/12.
Dark brown color, light brown head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet, grainy, malty taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Clear dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, light acidic, almost sour scent. Sweet, malty, grainy taste. Medium mouhtfeel, medium bitterness. Metallic aftertaste.
bergstaden (1376) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with light brown head - aroma is of roasted malt - taste is of some sweet malt in the back, but most flavour is of roasted malt that lingers for some time into the finish - good and tasty
gyllenbock (5010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from K-Supermarket, Kamppi, Helsinki.
Deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and some coffee. Some light notes of hops in the taste. Also ash and a good bitterness. A tasty beer for the low amount of alcohol.
deanso (5685) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle shared @Kermis.
nice off white head. Dark amber colour. Coffee in the aftertaste. Nice
kermis (5686) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ægir Bryggeri. Pours black with tan head. Light aroma of chocolate, coffee, malts. Flavor has same aspects with a little dark fruit. Drinkable beer but a little too mild in flavor.
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown edges, and a small, semi-fizzy tan head. Aroma is mostly sweet roasted malts, a little bit of burnt sourness, and quite a bit of dark fruitiness. A hint of cocoa. As it warms, more coffee and chocolate comes out, but not much. It’s very clean roast malt heavy. Very well balanced flavourwise. A solid sweetness is well played against the coffee note and following dryness and bitterness than the nose deceivingly didn’t give away too much of. A bit light bodied, but I’m impressed by how creamy and full this feels for 4,7%. All in all a classic, well balanced and crafted ale that I really don’t drink enough of.