Beer5000 (5650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ HaandBryggeriet Beer Festival 2012. Dark brown body with no head. Distinct aroma of dry fruit, sour berries, vinous and some warming alcohol like red wine. Flavor is sweet malt, acidic berries, dark berries and warming alcohol. Fine body and acidic fruity aftertaste. A bit sharp in flavor, still very pleasant.
larsga (7077) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium beige head. Deep dark red body. Sugary fruity milky aroma with raspberry notes. Sweet-dryish raspberry milky taste with roasty alcohol notes. Mid-bodied. Sweetish roasty fruity spicy aftertaste with vanilla and alcohol notes. Nice and highly drinkable. (0.15l sample at Haand 2012.)
Sigmund (6236) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At HaandBryggeriet Beer Festival, Drammen. Very dark brown colour, cloudy. No head nor carbonation. The aroma has notes of red wine, red wine vinegar and oak. The flavour has the same elements as the aroma, distinct acidity but not extreme. Quite tasty, but to be honest I’d probably prefer this as a salad dressing rather than a drinking beer.
Geokkjer (7194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Haand2012. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sour berries, grapes, malt, vineous. Flavor is sour and vineous with some grape, caramel and apple peel. Medium body, average carbonation.
Travlr (19556) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Glenn, thank you sir! Murky brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of sour cherries and coffee grounds. Taste has sour prunes and subtle coffee. Not bad.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown pour. Little head. Sweet aroma with notes of honey and grape. Sweet at first with notes of molasses. Very tart sour finish. Caramel and chocolate. Little carbonation.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
transparent red-amber, No head still. Nose is chocolate and vinegar, heavy red berry following light acetic. Flavor more acetic, thin, jammy like boskoop through mid, light wood and cherry in sticky short finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly sweet toffee and dark fruit nose with some cherry and oxidation. Taste is cola and berry, lots of toffee, light sour cherry.
sonnycheeba (4799) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with average, fizzy white head; average retention with spare lacing. Aroma is sour dark fruit, funk, caramel malt, and faint earthy hops. Flavor is average malt, faint hops, and heavy dark fruit esters; dry, slightly sweet finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11665) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with a small, creamy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light cookie malt, oak, tart grapes and cherries, earthy hops and yeast. Flavor is medium hops and light bitterness, supporting malt, oak and dark fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.