tfredvik (1302) - Oslo, - 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]
nimbleprop (5494) - 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 (20606) - 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 (692) - 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 (21914) - 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 (13637) - 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 (18758) - 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 (2298) - 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 (383) - 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)
Desverger (3056) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - dark brown pour with tiny tan head. Aroma and taste is dark roasted malty, vineous, slick mouthfeel, overt boozy, ok.
joergen (22603) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsøs tasting at Amager Bryghus.
Black colored with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and malty aroma of caramel, dried fruits and alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and alcohol with notes of dried fruits.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.