deanso (8440) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared by Kermis.
Decent white head, Clear golden pour. Clear alcohol taste. A bit weird but nice
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Tomer G. Bottle #1081. Clear Dark Golden. Sweet aroma with roast, bonfire, potato. Sweet, bonfire taste alcoholic. Faint smokey aftertaste, light body, oily texture.
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, mi-orge, mi-hublon. 674/7902. Clear copper, filmy head, bubbly as hell. Nose is brewed coffee discards, smells like the inside of a moka pot after a brew. Malty, pringles, powdered onion. Mouth is thick, coffee dregs, warm, sweet, malty, syrup and resin. Wok oil taste and mouthfeel, alcohol as mouth progresses, leaves a coffee taste and burn. Eclectic, yes. Great, maybe not. Weird, yes. Something I could learn to love, perhaps. Just a bit too much going on without the supporting complexity for me.
MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours crystal, clear amber, with a big head. Aroma is fruity malts with a hint of smoke. Thick malty taste with some smoke, some bitternes in the end. This is a nice beer, but a far cry from a stout (it is marketed as a deconstructed blonde imperial stout)
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Tomer G. Bottle #1081. Clear deep golden. Aroma of alcohol, malt and smoked bonfire potatoes. Sweet malty flavor with some fruitiness, some smoke and caramel. Fatty, slightly syrupy body. A bit interesting, but not great.
kryon (2576) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark amber with low head.
aromas of mainly caramel and oak.
very sweet and oaky taste. almost dry and woody. a bit too vinuous and alcoholy.
ClubGonzo (5358) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew’s Epic Abstrakt/Blåbær tasting, feat. special guests Foffern and StoreMy. :-) Pours a clear orange body with a small creamy head, vanishing quickly. OMG! It smells like the kind of spice mixes you get with sour cream and onion dips..."holiday dip" for those of you with Norwegian background... :-P Hints of caramel and food oils. Weird. Taste is sesame oil, booze, wood, nuts and hints of caramel. Totally strange, but boy what a fun beer! The crowd goes bananas with analyzing the odd flavors and a lot of laughing’s going on. :-) Truly weird, but in a good way - glad to have tasted this.
aleph (231) - - APR 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller. Light colored beer with a dark beer’s flavor... almost. Toffee, caramel, fruit, malts. Sticky mouthfeel, not entirely pleasant. Billed as a "blonde stout" in the beer menu - appropriate enough.
Meilby (10864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Bottle 375ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
[Courtesy of Beer2000] Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, rye, vanilla, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet malty, caramel, coffee, boozy finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a 37,5 cl bottle at home in Skövde. Bottle 5335 of 7902. Amber clear beer withe a big offwhite head. Dried fruits, brown sugar aroma with malty notes. Very sweet beer with alcohol flavour.