abemorsten (2234) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle at Cardinal. Clear orange golden body with a tan colored film. Fruity, raisin, liquorice and honey notes on the nose. Fruity sweet liquorice with a raspberry tutti frutti malty mouth with a bitter finish. Medium body. Dry mouth. A bit artificial aromas maybe, but altogether an interesting beer, earning it a few overall points in my view.
Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 500 ml brown bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.7%. Clear brown colour, moderate off-white head. Strong aroma of damson / plums, over-ripe raspberries and some weird fruity cough syrup I bought in Scotland once. The flavour is fruity and slightly roasty, notes of plums, over-ripe raspberries and cough syrup again. Moderate hops. Pretty weird beer.
Grumbo (425) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours a reddish brown colour with small head. Strong emphasis on berries, rather over-poweringly, bitter-sweet. Aftertaste not unlike a fruit yogurt.
VastActiv (1697) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 0.5l from Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours are berries, raspberry and alcohol. Texture is like strawberry lemonade with vodka. Just horrible.
erickok (2839) - Tours, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber bodied, mostly clear, frothy grey head. Interesting herbal aroma, licorice and forest spruce. Light bitter, drinks very easily. Fruity aftertaste, cherry. Nice. (50cl bottle from Dean)
kermis (3769) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pours clear amber with a tan head. Aroma of massive licorice, floral, some spice, caramel and a little fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter, bringing together the strange combination of tastes pretty well. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A very unusual but good beer.
planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tescos. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Strong berry aroma. Sweet fruit flavour, plenty of strawberry and raspberry. Fruity finish. Not bad.
madquacker (1000) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brown hue with no carbonation. Sickly sweet and cloying with liquorice cordial notes. Not really a beer, but a fruit syrup cordial.
jvhemert (285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2012
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sick sweet, aromas of cassis black cherries, bubblegum, definite drainpour! Long bitter affertaste
Cantabrian (686) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous beer. Pours reddish brown with a lively head, aromas of raspberry bubble gum, banana, biscuits and muffins. Flavours too, cross-buns with allpice, the raspeberry chewing gum is quite strong and very pleasant, and the finish is where the licorish comes through. Medium bodied, the beer is creamy, but with a sour, astringent feel on the tongue. Delicious experience - as good as Wells’ Banana Bread!