Rune (9500) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big 750ml bottle shared at the Grand Tasting at the RBNG-event at Fredrik 3.’s Hall. Near black body, tan-coloured head, fragile lacing. Dark malty aromas, coffee and chocolate. Delicious well-blended taste of mocha, raisin and coffee leading to a roasted bitter ending tingled with warming alcohol. Full bodied and velvety on the swallow. One of the very best this marvellous evening at Fredriksten festning (Halden 15.02.2014).
abemorsten (3290) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. Black body with a light brown rim. Raisin, booze and wood on the nose.Enduring sour salty fruity flavors with notes of coffee. Full bodied.
gunnar (6717) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours pitch black, weak beige head. Aroma is heavy roasted, coffee, soy. Sticky, light hot mouthfeel.Full bodied. Taste of thick dark malts, liquorice, light salty and roasty finish, nice.
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. A dark brown beer topped by a small, beige head. Fruity-sour aroma with with raisins and prunes. Roasted malts, coffee and a touch of salty licorice. The flavor has a pleasant malty bitterness, with some salty licorice and roasted malts. Coffee too. Full body and a soft and low carbonation. Medium dry. Sweet and salty finish with roasted malts. A really nice one, although I doubt the sourness should be as intense as this. 140215
tfredvik (1463) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a tiny, bubbly, medium brown head that quickly disappears. Very strong aroma with roasted notes, massive chocolate and coffee. Moderate sweet taste and quite a lot bitterness, and then there’s a light berry sourness that doesn’t do the trick for me. I guess the sourness is what makes this beer special, but i’d rather have a regular, boring, non-sour imp stout. A nice beer, but I like Bohr’s elegant hydrogen atom model better.
[Sample @ RBNGA 14 Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden ]
Meilby (9827) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml @ RGNG-14
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, molasses, coffee and berries. Taste is light to medium sweet and light sour with a long roasted, chocolate and berry sour finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Arve_Christian (4012) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Black color- tones of purple - some foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits. Medium body & complexity. Some bitterness & sourness- good balance. Very enjoyable
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smith4498 (3282) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle picked up at Hunahpu Day 2011. Viscous black pour with light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts and dark fruits. Roasted malt, raisin and molasses flavors with some coffee. Full body with syrupy mouthfeel. This beer has come together nicely with a few years on it. Had side by side with Dirac. Very similar beers but I liked this one a bit more.
jbeatty (1215) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog, tasted 06/17/2011. Pours black, thick, with a dark tan head, fades quickly into a swirling haze, nice lacing around the edge of the glass. Aroma is cinnamon chocolate cookies, leading into slightly sweet grape and prune notes, ending with mild coffee roast. Taste is sweet, bright golden raisins mixed with dark chocolate, some spiciness on the tongue, roast bitterness in the end, alcohol not very present. Medium body, silky smooth. Pleasantly surprised, the flavors come well together here.
alexsdad06 (7227) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, raisins, dark fruits and char with a hint of coffee. The flavor is roasted malts, dark chocolate, raisins, berry fruitiness, char and hints of coffee. Smooth with good mouth feel. This is just a notch better than Dirac IMHO.