bastarda (395) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
@BKL, Munich; nose: lots of grapefruit hops, slight dankness; taste: citrus, dextrose, roast; bit flat and monodimensional
berkshirejohn (5887) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. A very murky coffee bean colour with a tight beige head; aroma of heavily roasted malts; interesting bitter taste, obviously well hopped, but more subtle than it’s US counterparts. The finish is dry with a peppery warmth. Rather good.
Holmen1 (4698) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Supert krankupp på Circus 25.1.16 sammen med Ovesen. Mørk mahogny med tett skum som holder seg helt ned. Nesten alle ølene fra BI var slik denne kvelden. En svart pilsner med rik smak (bl.a. overmodne solbær, kaffe, litt kokos og etpar pepperkorn), og med en fin tørrhet i avslutningen. Glir sorgløst ned.
hawanna (3019) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle from Weyermann Shop.
Dark brown color, hazy and with a frothy brown foam head.
Roasty, chocolate, herbs.
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours hazy dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and hint of grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Holmen2 (2733) - NORWAY - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2016 Rerate from tap at Cirkus with JMD 25.01.16. Slightly better score.
From tap at Cirkus with BHK 22.12.15. Ebony. Brown head and lacing. Fine aroma and taste of roaste malt and freshly roasted beans. Dark chocolate, dark caramel and good bitterness in taste. Pine, grapefruit and dry wood in fairly bitter aftertaste. Quaffable and well-balanced with good drinkability. [7/4/7/4/14].
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kick. It’s a dark brown beer with a small, dense light tan head. The aroma is very citrus fruity, with some yeast and spices in the back. Some sourish hints too. Roasted notes, pine cones and some resin notes. It’s full bodied, smooth and dry with lots of delicious flavors. Resin, pine cones, citrus and some faint roasted malts. Nice bitterness and a lasting finish. Rather weak all the way, but it’s sure a fine one. 151219
Beer5000 (5818) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Kick. Clear, black body with a medium sized off-white head. A bit mild aroma of mild roasted dark malt, dark chocolate, hint of coffee and liquorice. Flavor is smooth roasted dark malt, balanced mild coffee, chocolate and liquorice, moderate bitterness. Fine balanced body and pleasant aftertaste. A really nice Schwartzbier, very enjoyable within its style.
gunnar (7670) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cirkus, Stavanger. Pours black as Coke with a weak off-white head. Aroma is weak coffe with butterscotch notes in the back. Taste is deep caramel, butter, coffee, light sticky mouthfeel, ash and tarish mild finish. Pity about the butterscotch, too much.
__Rb81 (627) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (best before 18-06-15). Pours dark brown to black with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, fruity hops, licorice. Bitter taste, fruity hops, roasted malts, coffee, licorice. Hoppy bitter aftertaste. Bit thin, but not bad.