Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Snit glass taster, tap at the brewpub. Clear mahogany coloured body. Low layer blanketing the glassware. Spiced fruity aroma, herbal dry. Taste of dusty hops and chocolate malts supported by spices leading to an ending of bitter-dry pine needles. Well bodied. A good one (Oslo 25.11.2013).
3fourths (7530) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Crowbar in Oslo. Smells and tastes like Black IPA: roast, christmas tree, pine needles, herbs, chocolate, etc. I don’t get any wasabi character so I wonder if it’s only a cute name. Fruity and resinous hops, a lot of roast and black patent char. Luscious body, medium to full, medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness, some acid. Cheese rind must and char / ink in the finish.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra fat på CrowBar, Oslo nov-13: tradisjonelt stoututseende men nesten uten skum. Aroma av soya og kaffe. Smaker bedre enn det høres ut, og en diskret touch av wasabi er pikant. Fint at de serverer 0,2 glass (som i gamle dager het "et snitt").
Tboytom (1) - NORWAY - APR 16, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overraskende god sak. Kaffe-sjoko med en eller annen japansk umf og nydelig bitterhet. Jeg har lyst på en til!
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Aaron68 (400) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
400 ml on tap @ CrowBar, April 10, 2013
Dark brown to black in color.
Aroma is roasted malt,spices and coffee.
A bit dry and spicy beer.
Interesting and good beer
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown with a red hue and a beige head. Roasted malts nose, hints of oats. In the mouth roasted sweetness gradually gives way to a bitterdry finish. Interesting.
Arve_Christian (2474) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown/ blackish color.
Good Roasted aromas, malt, licorice and mild wasabi in the aftertaste. Some good yeast influence.
Medium body & complexity.
Some bitterness, well balanced. Very enjoyable- really like the hot spices of this one
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Cunningham (3673) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black with a subtle red color. Tan head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt and light spicy.
Palate: Medium plus body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Smooth carbonation.
Taste: Coffee, roasted malt and a bit spicy. Not difficult to guess that it is wasabi when you read at the board.
Overall impression: I really enjoyed this one. Hopefully they keep brewing this beer!
Personal stats: On tap @ source.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap @Crowbar, Oslo. Dark translucent with ruby highlights. Low choco head. Initial aroma of ashy dark malts, offset by a peppery spice note and a hint of leafy hops. Quite well-bodied. Smooth, almost creamy in the mouth. The wasabi is noticable (because I knew), but most of all a general peppery spicy tone. Well roasted malt flavor with a note of soy sauce. Light tarry and peppery endnotes. A good one, with exciting and well merging flavors. [13.12.12]
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub, december 14th 2012. Black colored body, good lasting beige head. Aroma of coffee, smoke and ash. Taste is roasty with spices, the wasabi I guess, good bitterness, overall a good stout.