bergstaden (876) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden with a large white head - good hoppy aroma - good malt body to support a good hop bitterness - dry hoppy ending - this was very good
tfredvik (800) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A slightly hazy medium amber reddish body with a creamy, long-lived head that laces the glass very well. The aroma is sweet, loaded with pleasantly overripe fruits, e.g. apples. Also caramel and some spices. Medium sweet taste with a medium to heavy bitter finish. The flavours are actually not that intense, and they are far from being as sweet as the aroma led me to believe. There is a nice resinous touch in the aftertaste, but also caramel and sweet plum, some faint dark dried fruits, citric hints and some alcohol. Medium to full body, creamy and smooth texture, soft to medium carbonation. Good stuff!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 7 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
MPA (753) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Menno - thx. Beautiful amber with a nice off white head. Spicy aroma with notes of cloves, apricot and marcipan. Flavour has an initial caramel and fruit sweetness which is quickly substituted by a solid, dry bitterness that comes wrapped in an alcoholic full body. This beer delivers on multiple levels, but doesn’t exceed it’s own limitations within the style. I could drink this often, but the aroma would probably keep me from it, as cloves remind me of some bad experiences with Becherovka.
tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber, with a solid head that rather quickly recedes to lacing. A very malt accentuated brew, with a good roasted malty aroma. Flavour follows suit with caramel and roasted malts, and good notes of nuts and dark fruits that continues through the finish.
Niall73 (660) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 23/06/11. A very lively pour resulting in a dark amber beer with a big foamy slightly off-white head. Medium body. Big sweet biscuity aroma, with dark fruits - prunes mainly - coming through too. The biscuit, dark fruits are there as well as caramel, a touch of citrus and a nice smooth boozy bitter hit. Good.
mrmartin (626) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy Copper Pour with creamy tan head, Fruity nose with hint of resiny hops. medium creamy body. Semisweet malty front with resiny hops and a mild slightly dry lingering finish. Well balanced and drinkable.
fantti (582) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kaatuu lasiin meripihkan värisenä ja keskikokoisella isokuplaisella vaahdolla. Juoma on kylläkin todella varovasti kaadettu ja toisella, hieman reilummalla kaadolla vaahtoaminen on todella runsasta. Hiilihappoa näyttäisi olevan. Haju on mausteinen, pihkainen, hedelmäinen ja jopa lambicmaisen hapan. Maku on käyneen hedelmäinen, marjainen, havuinen, ruohoinen ja lambicmaisen hapan. Suutuntuma on äärimmäisen pirskahteleva ja hiilihappoisuus peittää muun alleen. Kokonaisuutena mieleen tulee Orval, joskin tämä on hieman huonompi painos. Kuitenkin jollain perverssillä tapaa tämä maistui meikäläiselle.
dfearnley (568) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to brandy glass
Yeast, bread, oak, and alcohol
Sludgy brown, huge bubbly off white head (probably due to an agitated bottle) which reduces quickly to 2mm.
Taste is yeast, caramel, and some light bitter citrus, maybe grapefruit.
maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep red pour, thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of grassy and floral hops and some tea leaves. Flavor is a nice balance between strong bitter hops and a nice rich malt base. Thick body and very drinkable.
berlinoise2go (549) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Huge offwhite head, slowly diminishing, sticky appearance with pretty lace patterns. Slightly hazy, amber colour. Aroma of herbal hops, caramel, plum, wood, yeast, hint of licorice and a slight tartness. Medium body, lively yet soft carbonation. Taste is moderately sweet, before a powerful, resinous hop bitterness takes over. Well balanced overall. Hard to categorize, but pleasant and interesting.