esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark dark brown, tanned head that falls down to a nice thin layer. Nice laces on glass as well. Smells of caramel, oak, some wine aromas, yeast esters and malts. I find alot of barrel aging in the aroma. Very malty, heavy sweet, raisins and alcohol strikes, then some oak and wine. Nice medium bitter finish, some resins, oak and hops. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Totally a nice beer, i find it to suit the barrel aging quite nice.
Beer4000 (4474) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. Murky brown body with a small beige head. Nice aroma of malt and chocolate with some acidity. Flavor has a fine balance between sweetness and acidity, quite sweet, but does not feel sticky in the mount. Taste of dark malt, caramel, chocolate, a hint of vinegar and warming alcohol, more alcohol in the aftertaste. Full body. This is a really tasty and complex brew.
Swaroga (1340) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. The color is dark brown, can’t see through, with very small tanned head. Nose : very sweet smell of tart (tiramisu like), there are some notes of dried plums and raisins. Toffee and dough. Wooden background. Sip : Medium body with oily feeling. Almost no carbonation. Deep sweet toffee taste mixed with alcohol. The alcohol is warming and balanced into a tasty overall flavor. The ending is quite bitter coffee like with smoked wood. Interesting beer. Careful about the alcohol because 50cl of 14% can be surprising.
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smallish beige head. Hazy deep brownish red body. Fruity vinous
sugary aroma with wooden notes. Dry-sweet wooden fruity taste
with funky caramelly notes. Fullish body. Hot, rounded, smooth
mouthfeel. Dry-sweet roasty wild berry and fruit aftertaste with
peppery vinous wooden funky notes. Traces of wine grapes, earth,
spice and menthol. Complex, interesting, and unusual. Subtle, and
full of flavours. Wish they’d sold it in 0.25l bottles
though. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoply, Vika, Oslo.)
Kristall-König (2226) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Festival der Bierkulturen, Köln. Weinartiger, malzsüßer Geruch. Antrunk süß, kribbelnd. Mitte süß-ölig, likörartig, Pflaume, sehr opulent. Abgang schwer malzig, süß-ölig und leicht bitter. Alkoholisch nachwirkend. Sehr schönes Bier.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: very thin,beige
Colour dark bown
Smell: sweet, sticky, caramel, candy sirup, caramelised malts, bit of oak and touch of wine
Taste: quite on the sweet side but balanced , rich and very flavourfull, great beer to end a dinner with or on a cold night in front of the fireplace !
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, from the brewery, very complex brew, spicy/alcoholic and slightly woody/vinous, heavy, not balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet expensive!, WOW!
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brownish colour with a tan head. Sweet malt, fruity and a bit sour aroma. Rich sweet fruity, lots of caramel malt, and light sour flavour. To much alcohol.
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Geokkjer (5720) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@ Haand2012. Pours cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sugar and berries, some caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet berries and caramel with some malt and alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice complex brew.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark murky brown color, small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and toffee. Taste is similar. Nice.