Inbreak (3324) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating rerated 12.07.2015, 0,5l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home:
Tiny bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry fruity, raisins, citrus, caramel malts, alcohol, dark sugar, grass, butterscotch, dates, figs, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly rich and boozy, dark sugar, hops, citrus, alcohol, raisins, caramel malts, grass, butterscotch, burnt caramel, minerals. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly harsh and syrupy mouthfeel. Nice enough, eventually. But I guess it needs to be aged even longer...
Nordcore (1198) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Brown with a minimal lightbrown head. Aroma of licorice, caramel and spices. Warm alc sweet taste, light bitter with a licorice end
nimbleprop (6317) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle via Secret Santa. Pours a caramel brown with some spitty, white head. Nose has tons of booze and dried fruit, raisin, prune, currant, some wet malt, very medicinal. Flavor follows right along, loads of booze and medicine, raisin, caramel, butterscotch, currant. Full, sticky, boozy finish. Booze bomb. Could this ever mellow?
omhper (21867) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Clear mahogany colour, no head. Raisiny nose with port and brandy. Sweet and intense with massive body and rounded, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Licorice and dough, raisins and sake heat. Bitter finish with intense alcohol and salrt licorice. Unusual and interesting big beer.
IPAgutten79 (820) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brun uten skum. Aroma av alkohol, brent sukker og hint av lakris. Smaken er søt, med sukker, karamell og noe tørket frukt. Tykk konsistens, alkohol som varmer nedover halsen.
oh6gdx (23612) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (from vinmonopolet Kirkenes). Deep ruby red colour, pretty much no head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some burnt sugar as well as some mild vanilla. Flavour is salted liquorice, strong burning alcohol. and some spiciness.
TBone (14780) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kirkenäs. Dark brown color, mostly vanishing head. Strong licorice and caramel. Full-bodied. Alcoholic punch. Bitterness. Salted licorice. Potential beer but with too much booze.
anders37 (20410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit. sweetish malty caramel, licorice and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy licorice and dark fruit finish.
brnandersen (2699) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from 33 cl bottle. Black with a discrete amber tint. Thin, lightly tanned head. Roasted aroma with soy sauce, rich caramel and dark malts, dark, dried fruits, coffee and booze. Taste is sweet-roasted. Full body with a thick texture and a flat carbonation. Lasting, vinous roasted finish with a good amount of booze. Rich, messy, boozy and fat. Vulgar, but Norwegian (!) Over the top.
KM (409) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Almost no head, dark dark brown. Intense sweet aroma, dried fruit. Very sweet flavour, raisins, nuts, alcohol, peppery finish. Low carbonation. A bit over the edge, but some good qualities. (18.01.2015)