Sigmund (5803) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting, from Oddbins Chiswick. BB 28.07. 2014. Ruby colour, large and fluffy beige head. Moderate but nice aroma of dark but not heavily roasted malts. The flavour is also malty, but fairly dry, with moderate roasty notes and hints of chocolate. Sufficient bitterness. Nice beer.
abemorsten (3267) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at RBHD Bjørnøy February 2015. Deep caramel clear body with a foamy large brown head. Pleasant hoppy caramel and wood nose. Sweet and bitter caramel with toasted notes. Medium bodied. Long finish.
Holmen2 (1889) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD 07.02.15. Dark brown. Foamy, brown head and lacing. Fine aroma of dark malts and blackberries. Also dark malt in taste, with chocolate and cofee. Evident hop bitterness. Quite dry mouthfeel. Good drinkability.
Holmen1 (3658) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dagens fjerde på rbhd-samling feb-15: dyp brunrød med tett bruseskum. Deilig kaffe- og sjokoladesmak (kombinert med litt syre fra mørke bær) og en balansert humlebitterhet. Hadde ikkke vært noe problem med en pint eller to av denne på en walisisk pub, mye drikkeglede for sine sølle 4%.
JohnRMurdoch (3856) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Ales By Mail. Very dark brown, reasonable head. Fruit & coffee aroma. Toffee apple & coffee flavour. Very smooth and refreshing. Not normally a mild fan but this is a really good one.
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from ASDA, BB Dec 2015. Cola black, big dense foamy white head. Aroma is ashy, twig, resin, sweet floral hoppiness. Body is light, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is sweet malt, ashy, soft floral hoppiness. Very good mild - moreish, balanced and extremely drinkable ... never gets watery. Impressed with this one. Under-rated.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark, virtually black with a white head. Aroma of chocolate, dark malt. Light body, flavour as the aroma, light mocha, nuts and lightly toasted malt.
nuplastikk (5095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Mild brown chocolate, coffee tones. Nutty and schwarz-like. Easy medium body. Foamy off-white head. OK.
VamboladeTolly (781) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours dark brown with big fluffy head, that stays.
Aroma of coffe, some roast,dark chocolate. Taste is medium bitter, rosted malts, dark chocolate. Medium body. Nice beer.
ninecats (334) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours deep ruby/dark brown with a huge beige quickly dissipating head leaving lots of lacings. Aroma is flowery, some roasted notes, coffee. Taste is bitter up-front with grass, flowers, some malty tones before ending quite lingering bitter. Light to medium body, medium carbo, sharp bubbles. It says 23 IBU but it feels like it was way more. The bitterness probably comes through this much due to the fairly weak body.