thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours almost completely black with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has mild hops, peach, pine. Mild roasted malts and some cocoa. Mild carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine roasted malts, light raisins, cocoa. Nice balanced hoppiness. Piney, light apricot and peach.
Koelschtrinker (12180) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hopfiger, stärker aber schokoladiger Antrunk. Geringe trockene Alkoholnoten, Gewürze, leicht herb. Rundes trinkbares Bier. 8/11/10/10/11/10
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Resinous fruity aroma, with coffee. Taste of salty licorice, coffee, chocolate and resinous hops. Salty with a bitter finish. Quite nice
Sigmund (5610) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, thanks to Odland. Black colour, moderate beige head. Strong aroma of American hops with notes of resin and grapefruit, but also moderate roasty notes from the malts in the background, hints of oak. The flavour is hoppy and distinctly bitter, with citrussy and resinous notes. Also roasty notes of coffee, some wood.
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml shared bottle kindly provided by Odland. Clear deep mahogany body with a light brown film leaving excellent lacing. Spruce, molasses and roasted malts on the nose. Smooth to drink. Full bodied. Roasted and sprucy bitter with a long roasted finish.
gunnar (6193) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of Odland, thanx. Pours clear dark brown with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma is malty, light roasted, with citrus and orangepeel. Taste is almost heavy sweet and bitter, roasted with some good liquorice notes, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours near black with nougat colored head. The aroma holds sweaty grapefruit, black currant candy, hard strawberry candy, peppery/minty herbs, mild coffee, tobecco sweaty liquorice and roasted grain. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and light to medium acidic with notes of citrus, pine/herbs/grass/leafs, mild fruits, liquorice, darkbread, nutshells and roast. The mouthfeel clean and light tart with a light carbonation. Balanced roast and grapefruity hops on the finish. Near medium bodied.
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle courtesy of Hugh (non-RB). Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, pine, caramel, orange zest, grass, liquorice fudge, chocolate, rubber and hints of vanilla, sweetened coffee and . Taste is sweet, bitter, slightly salty and very tiny sour with roasted malts, coffee, ash, tar, pine, orange peal, burnt caramel, rubber and hints of metal, lemon juice and salty liquorice. Mouthfeel is round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with coffee, pine, vanilla, grass and dark grapes.
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with okay head. Very bitter hoppy spicy flavor with some licorice.
saxo (14457) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, rich hops, flowers, chocolate and caramel notes. Great beer.