kraddel (4166) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thnx to belgbeergeek for sharing this at rampkrot whale tasting.
pours dark brown, no foam. smell is sweet, ’german’
very sweet, boozy. alcohol burn in the back .
77ships (4545) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thx to Belgbeergeek @ Rampkrot Whale tasting – 50 cl. Bottle sampled. Vintage 09/2012. Pours med. Black with basically no head. Nose is very heavy alcohol, medicinal, strong liquor, not fun, some chocolate and malts,… Very bitter herbal, chocolate, thick liquorish, molasses, liquor candy concentrated, very bitter chocolate, strong bitter herbs, Christmas herbs, burns in the throat, alcohol comes through very heavily, burns, brutal,… Flat, huge alcohol burn. Brutal stuff but not bad.
kermis (5944) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Rampkrot Whale Tasting thanks to Belgbeergeek. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of overripe fruits, raisins, caramel, flour, alcohol, malt. Flavour is heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Medium bodied with no carbonation.
allesmetkaas (170) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bbg@ Rampkrot whale tasting. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma of sweet candy and alcohol, with a taste to match
Aniela (2532) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a small beige head. Dark dried fruits, banana, nutty, toffee aroma. Dark dried fruits, licorice, malty, caramell and brown sugar flavour.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle generously shared by Rune 3.Jan.2012. Dark rosewood body with a filmy layer on top and no lacing. Smells like raisins soaked in alcohol, rosehips, plums and cranberries. Sherry, dust and dark fruit, the alcohol leaves a warming sensation and is hidden by the sharp cranberry and caraway flavour. A slow sipper for special occations.
RuneStumo (2278) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
15.03.2013. Shared at the brewery, Egersund. Black colour with tan head. Strong beer with very rich body. Lots of dark malts and lots of alcohol. Very strong bitterness in the aftertaste. Notes of chocolate, liqurice and coffe. There is also some sweetness, that maybe comes from the high alcohol content. Really complex beer with lots of flavours.
rlgk (11818) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Clear deep amber mahogany beer with a very small beige head. Malty vinous aroma, nuts, figs, prunes, raisins, toffee, grapes, sweetish, caramel, banana and dades. Malty alcohol flavor, hazelnuts, caramel, raisins, figs, toffee, roasted notes, brown sugar, prunes. Malty nutty alcohol finish. A nice surprise, considering the huge ABV.
KnutAlbert (6298) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, syrupy feel. Brandy, smoke, liquorice. Smooth and velvety feel, this is aged long enough to take away the edges. Balanced, despite its extremeness.
tfredvik (1246) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ooooh, this is a black one. The tiny brown head isn’t that long-lived, but I’m a sucker for black bodies. The aroma is filled with christmas in the woods: juniper, pine trees (needles, cones, bark and the lot), heather and dried dark fruits. And of course alcohol. The taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter, although it’s a bit hard to say what’s bitterness and what’s the alcohol trying to dissolve my palate. The flavours are actually not that strong, but it’s still an overwhelming experience due to the alcohol kick. Dark dried fruits, alcohol, dark dried fruits in alcohol and alcohol with dark dried fruits. And for me this works! It feels extremely thick, full and sirupy, an amazing mouthfeel. A lovely sipper, but I don’t think I would need much more than my tiny sample to fulfil my yearly need of Stelliger Divum. And, seriously, what’s with that name? What’s Stelliger Divum supposed to mean? And who’s anyone supposed to remember such a name after drinking a beer of this strength?
[10 cl sample served in a small but brimful plastic cup@Juleølpremiere 2012, Mathallen, Oslo]