Meilby (9762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, dried fruity, vanilla, oak and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, bourbon, some caramel, malt, vanilla and wood. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vanilla, alcohol, wood, caramel, some bread and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An unclear, brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is toffee-ish, with dried fruits, pine cones, peach notes and alcohol. It’s full-bodied, warming and pleasantly carbonated, with lots of flavor. Dried fruits, pine cones, toffee and alcohol. Some booze and a faint woody touch. Tannins in the finish, with dried fruits, toffee and roasted notes. Quite decent this one, but too boozy for me. 150814
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a murky amber brown colour with a small head. Aroma of bread, brown sugar, herbal notes and plums. Flavour of sweet maltiness, wood, plums, bourbon, vanilla and quite strong herbal notes. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Take it slow.
olio (7955) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a medium sized off-white head. Right off the bat quite sweet caramel and syrup on the nose, wooden notes, sweet ripe fruits, malts and some faint resinous hops. Alcohol comes through a bit too, but not as much as one would expect. Flavor is equally as sweet if not more, lots of caramel malts, subtle licorice notes, syrup, ripe fruits, resin and some oak-y stinginess. Again, alcohol is at play as a lingering warming sensation on the sweet aftertaste. The heavy sweetness is justified by the high alcohol content, nicely balanced. A very heavy slow sipper.
GothGargoyle (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden brown with a golden head. Aroma is toffee, tangerine, dates, figs, Brandy, butterscotch. Full bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a hint of lightly burnt bitterness and warming booze on the finish. Taste is toffee, tangerine, vanilla, orange peel, toasted oak, grand marnier.
portableparty (2104) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a murky mahogany color with a thin off white head that is faint and wispy. Aroma strong roasted malts burnt sugars slightly bitter mellow oak light bourbon in the finish. Taste is bitter peat roasted malt little sweet warming booze and burnt sugars. Palate is medium sticky and warming.
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Chestnut brown with beige foam. Nose is apple, bourbon, caramel, plum and oak; a bit musty. Sticky medium to full body with a warming buzz. Taste is bourbon, plum and blackberry turning bitter with pine and juniper. The beautiful fruity sweetness is a bit lost between the bourbon and hops.
Plovmand (7056) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours deep amber with a creamy off white head. Lovely malty aroma with oak and vanilla notes. Some ripe berries. Sweets and sugar bread. The flavor has an intense sweet malty and oaky backbone with vanilla and light cocoa notes. A sipper and a nice one indeed.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. From saveurbiere.com.
Cloudy mid-brown color with a small light tan head.
Sweet toffee, hops, mild bitterness and mild mint in the aroma.
The flavor is sweetness, sweet malt, fudge, mild hops and some alcohol.