Palme (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle. Another one of the cats! This one purrs a licorice-murky brown body with a medium sized sidesticking light brown head. It smells quite a lot, and it smells pretty darn nice! Lot’s of black licorice, chocolate, roasted sweet goodies and a strong fresh hoppy thing that’s holding it all nicely together. It actually in some bizarre way reminds me of new-car smell! Flavors? Oh yeah.. Light sweet and roasted with both salty licorice, thin chocolate, cold coffee, dark caramel, bitter and cutting-through hops. The only thing reminding me that this is a 4.7percenter is the body that’s a bit on the light side, but hey, this is another fine and really impressive one from one amazing brewer. In my opinion the whole series should be mandatory in all Norwegian grocery stores. 29.06.2012
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Troubles, Pours brown to red with a small beige head, aroma of apricot, honey, toffee and marmalade, flavor is bitter with some roasted notes, dark bread, light acidity, medium bodied.
JanLaursen (2493) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transparent slightly hazy reddish brown beer with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malty and flowery with notes of nuts, gooseberry and tropical fruits. Malty flavor, medium sweet, with medium hop bitterness and notes of grapefruit and a little licorice. The body is light, texture oily, soft carbonation. Dry bitter finish. I really want to dig this - but I don’t. Too smooth.
Arve_Christian (2472) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Lørenskog Brusshop.
Black color, good foam.
Hoppy, coffee and forsteder aromas
Medium body & complexity .
Enjoyable , but could improve with some sting
mile (2447) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma, fruity, lots of piney + Nelson Sauvin hoppyness, light caramel. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, lots of piney hoppyness, light roastiness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, lots of piney hoppyness witch gets little soapy and harsh. Nicely hopped 4,7% black IPA, really fine Nelson Sauvin in the aroma – although this lacks in the flavor (aroma and flavor not in balance). Interesting but not top-notch.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (purchased in Aust, drunk in NZ). Delicious dark chocolate on both the nose and the palate. The tropical fruit from the hops isn’t overpowering but does a great job of lifting the overall flavour. A more subtle ’Black IPA’ that most these days, and all the better for it.
maneliquor (2283) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark mahogony with a small tan head leaving so fantastic lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is huge piney hops with a touch of toasted malts. Piney hops leave a nice linger in the mouth. Mouth feel is light and slightly resinous. Good beer
Defreni (2218) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad: Sortbrun klar øl med et kæmpe skumhoved. Blev skænket over næsten et kvarter. Duften er tydelig ipa med en masse humle. Igen på den fantastiske CSA måde. Daym hvor jeg glæder mig til hans SydAfrikanske øl. Smagen er også fin, men jeg er personlig ikke så pjattet med kombinationen af IPA humlet og ristet malt, det fungerer ikke for mig.
abemorsten (2199) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kindly shared by gunnar. Murky amber with a creamy light brown head. Apricot, herbs and prune among the aromas. Bitter, roasted flavor with hoppy and metallic notes and an acidic touch. Syrupy texture. Medium to full body. Long bitter finish. Medium carbonation.
visionthing (2098) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Pours brown with an off-white head. Roasted aroma with malt, dark fruits, hops and hints of spices. Sweet and roasty with a slightly hoppy and bitter finish. Refreshing and easy to drink.