NORSAND (36) - - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Brewed autumn 2012)
Appearance: Dark caramel brown with a reddish glow. Nice, cafe latte coloured foam head, which lasts 1-2 minutes.
Nose: Some caramel maltiness and a little coffee.
Taste & palate: Agreeable, medium body, quite fresh, some fruitiness. The main impression is almost dry, just a minor touch of sweetness. Nice, dense and small bubbled carbonation adds to the freshness. Also some aftertaste, mainly malt & slightly burnt caramel.
The initial mouthfeeling is the best part of this beer, which (partly therefore) probably would be best with food. Quite decent one year old commercial Latvian porter.
Camons (6326) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, RB Århus tasting @ Christers. Pours dark reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, burned caramel. Flavor is hard roasted malts, little sour, coffee, burnt caramel. Medium body, lively carbonation. 030413
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can @ Aarhus-Randers tasting. Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 040313
HenrikSoegaard (10786) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Almost no roast of´r licorice. Metallic. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, 6%. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, bread, caramel and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel, bread, chocolate, medium sweet, chocolate, medium sweet and a little bitter.
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, chocolate, caramel and hops.
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml can (Stockmann, Riga) - shared by old Marduk - thanks!
Smells of tar. After that, wtf?!?! Bland taste, some nastiness. In fact the initial taste made me wince. Weirdly there’s something almost watery about it. Not good. In fact, bad.
Marduk (2990) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can. Clear, dark brown color. Tiny brown head. Alcohol, caramel, paper, grainy notes in aroma. Sweet, sour, roast, minty flavor. Feels cheap, probably it is.
zenkis (598) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 Pours deep dark ruby with creamy top. Aroma - weak, not barley in malt, kind of grassy, a bit roast. Taste - minimal bitter from roast and hops, light dry finish, a bit herbal. Pleasant mouth-feel. Overall - I believe in miracles so lets wait for next year, next brew.
Update - re-rate 06.06.2013. - creamy brown-tan top, minimal lacing, not intense aroma indeed, but anyway - good roast backbone even with some tones of raisins, creamy and far away lactic. Taste is light to medium bitter with light malty sweetness. Palate - medium plus bodied, quite thick, creamy texture, minimal dry finish. O.A. - I start to realize that by staying on the shelves in the store it became more deep flavoured, more "grown-up" so it is not bad, like that it is not so sweet as Aldaris porteris so I could drink more than one can :)
Vells (744) - Riga, LATVIA - NOV 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby red with medium beige head. Medium duration, leaves laces.
Aroma.. nose.. not very intense malts, bit coffee. Mouth, more intense malts, but thats pretty much it.. Bit bitter finish
water dominates all the way, thou its quite interesting how waterly palate is enriched with decent roasted malts aroma.
As we say "nothing special" beer. Thou not bad choice to watch ice hockey with buddies