abstractbeer (239) - NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from grocery store in Oslo. A gusher, which eventually settles in the glass. Black color. Initially big, but quickly fading, light brown-ish head. Aroma of ripe dark fruits and dark malts. Medium body, soft/"fluffy" carbonation. Lots of roasted flavors. Dry finish. Slightly bitter, not particularly sweet. Nice stout.
Dazz3 (1695) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours black with a small brown head. Smells abit coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Tastes tar, smoky abit roasted malt, very heavy ror such a low alcohol beer.
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Black beer with a rich brown head. Roasted cocoa aroma, tar, dark chocolate, barley, some caramel, licorice, some hay. Roasted cocoa flavor, figs, caramel, prunes, ash, licorice, tar, dark chocolate. A bit thin bodied. Roasted finish with smoke, tar, licorice and some ash.
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33L bottle at the local grocery store. Pours black with a small tan head. Nice aroma and taste of roasted malts. All in all a decent dry stout, and the best dry stout in the Norwegian grocery stores.
Cunningham (6052) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black colour with a beige head. Roasted malt and coffe aroma. Moderate sweet, and a rich roasted malt flavour. Also some chocolate and coffe notes. Very dry texture.
[Bottle from Meny Oslo City in Oslo, Norway]
tfredvik (1501) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a light-brown head, ok head retention and lacing. Quite strong roasted sweet aroma with chocolate, dark fruits, yeast and a touch of coffee. The taste is light sweet and the finish is light to moderate bitter and pleasantly dry. Rather strong and very pleasant flavours that follow the aroma: roasted notes, chocolate, fruits and berries, coffee, ash and faint yeast. Light to medium body (for from being as horribly light as some dry stouts tend to be), with a pleasant dry texture. Medium to soft carbonation. Impressive for a 4.7% ABV!
[33 cl bottle, from Meny Oslo City, Oslo]
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Pours black with a nice white head. Aroma of licorice, roast, and coffee. Taste is very simmilar, some nuts and grass to add. Quite dry palate. To be a 4,7 beer, it’s has a impressive depth and are rich on taste.
Arve_Christian (4135) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Backlog december 2011
Dark color, ok foam
Medium/light body and complexity
BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Dark red brown color with creamy beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of tar. Flavor has dark roasted coffe and burnt malt. Oily texture. Dry finish.
Holmen1 (3924) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2012 330 ml bottle. Pours with a creamy tan head. Almost black with a delicious balance of dark roast coffee, some caramel and oats. Soft mouthfeel and very satisfying aftertaste. A great stout at 4,7%.