Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Black with brownish hues. Medium light-beige head that clings to the glass. Licorice aroma and a little caramel. Medium-bodied. Surprisingly sweet. Nice balance. Low on the hops with only a hint of bitterness in the finish. Nice for a beer of this strength.
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a powerful aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Nice appearance with a dark brown body and a good beige head. Little sweet, little roasted flavour, moderated carbonation. Roasted and sweety aftertaste.
Brix (652) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 2007-12-26. Fresh bottle. Pours clear, black/red with creamy beige head. Looks kinda boring. Has a light malty aroma. Slightly burned - very mild. Tastes like sweet liquorice - very mild, no bitterness to speak of. Considering he abv., it’s OK, but it’s not worth a revisit!
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Dark brown colour with frothy, lasting, pale brown head. Roasted nose with sweetish notes of chocolate and cocoa, hints of nuts. Roasted, malty taste dominated by chocolate, slightly sweetish, hints of cocoa bitterness in the finish. Short finish and rather thin body. Fairly nice chocolate caharacter makes this a decent low alcohol porter.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy malty aroma. Large creamy, light brown head. Good lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear amber body. Light bitter flavor. Medium palate.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin tan head. Dark brown color. Light sweet malty aroma, with some earthy hop notes. Not very flavorfull, faint dark malts and modest hopbitterness. Watery texture. Light bitter and acidic finish. (Bottle shared on the bus to RBNAG’07, thanks grove)
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle bought in Umea, Sweden. Deep reddish brown in colour, almost no head; slight coffee aroma; very thin with some coffee and an astringent bitterness. A reasonable attempt at a low alcohol porter, but needs more body.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2007 Bottle. Brown/red color with a small light brown head. Sweet and roasted aroma with notes of chocolate/cocoa, toasted bread and caramel. The taste is sweet and lightly roasted with some chocolate/cocoa, toasted bread, caramel and light coffee notes. Very light bitterness. Thin moutfeel, but still a bit creamy. Not bad for a 3.5% beer.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
3.5% rating sessions are what happens when you try to buy beer in Stockholm on a Saturday night... upside is that you stay sharp till your last rating. Carnegie is the first up and looks a lot like coke with a more lasting head. Faint roast and chocolate aromas are actually nice if not robust. Tastes are quite similar. Much drier than Carnagie Stark, and if you could take these flavors and double them, I think you would have a better beer than Stark to boot. Thin and weak body, but thats a given. Weak and watery overall, but the existing flavors are quite nice. The clear winner of the 3.5s, but that isn’t saying a whole lot.
larsga (7307) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium beige head. Dark reddish brown body. Neutral bready aroma. Dry roasty licorice taste, kind of perfumy. Medium body, not bad for such a light beer. Vague dry roasty aftertaste. Not bad, but very light, and a bit boring. (0.33l bottle from gr0ve, shared on the bus to RBNAG’07.)