Dfonorow (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is murky red/brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of charred grain, bananas, cloves, molasses, and dark fruit. Finish is a bit sweet with some slight bitterness, spice comes through in the aftertaste.
bergstaden (1820) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with an off white head - Good sweet malt aroma - Good sweet dark malts with caramel that tastes very good - Lasting malt finish that is sweet and with some alcohol heat in the back - This was really good
Inbreak (3324) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
15.02.2014, 0,75l bottle sampled @ RBNG14:
Nice slightly brown mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, caramel malts, toffee, citrus, dried fruits, grass, caramelized apples, chocolate, almonds. Taste is slightly dry, caramel malts, hay, almond essence, burnt caramel, hay, licorice, hay, coffee. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.
RuneStumo (2473) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15.02.2014. 0,75. Bottle. RBNG-14. Golden dark colour with off-white head. Aroma is malty with dark malts and a goog strong body. Good bitterness with flavours of fruits and alcohol. good beer.
Bacterial (2449) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber almost brown pour with a nice off white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is toffee and molasses. Good carbonation and slightly heavy mouthfeel. Slight belgian spice and dark raisin and fig in the taste. A nice ester finish consistent with the style.
cards04 (2464) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man these guys know how to make great beer. Pours a deep chestnut brown. Aromas are strong raisins and prunes. Flavors are sweet dark fruits, some apple, and strong slightly toasted malts at the end. Fantastic.
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
http://imgur.com/4SUxwGn -- Bottle. Pours hazy brown with off-white head that lasts. Smells of cinnamon, belgian yeast notes, astringency, and sweet bread. Drinks with mild alcohol and little lingering bitterness. Full bodied. Tastes of dark fruit, wood, brown sugar, biscuit, and dark bread. Lingering biscuit finish. Delicious and to style.
visionthing (3883) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Sweet , caramelly and fruity aroma with mild malty notes and noticeable alcohol. Smooth, but too sweet for me. (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin tanned head. Almost clear dark ruby colored body. Rich malt nose. Fresh sourish-sweet with dark creamed caramel, tinned dark fruits, bread-crust and some fine herbal tones. Full-bodied. Smooth and creamy in the mouth. Big dark caramelly malt base. Plummy fruitiness. Rounded roastiness. Spice and cellar notes. Warming, long gently roasty-sweet ending. Really good stuff. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting, RBNG2014]
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Inbreak. Clear ruby mahogany colored body with a white rim. Spicy rock sugar with raisins on the nose. Sweet and salty flavor. Full bodied. Alco warm.