KnutAlbert (6100) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown. Rich, malty. A bit funky/Belgian, hard to classify. Bitter herbal hops, too. Nice.
abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle from Matkroken Stokka. Muddy nut orange with a small light brown head. Yeasty and malty nose with notes of figs, wood and caramel. Pungent sweet, notes of alcohol and a bitterness to balance. Medium to full bodied. Long bittersweet finish. Quite a heavy carbonation. Even an alco warmth to speak of. Unusually strong shop strength beer.
ClubGonzo (4024) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. The second installment in the Ymist series from Fjellbryggeriet; exciting to see what their next move is as the first Ymist had some serious issues from bottle to bottle. Pours a deep murky brown body with a small white head. Aroma is sharp notes of burnt plastic, acetic acid and some bread-like malty tones in the back. Taste is a pretty sickening combo of burnt plastic, acetic acid and fleeting malt-sugar tones in a rather watery body. Medium carbonation, flaccid, watery mouthfeel. Jeez, this is pretty much undrinkable and something has gone very, very wrong. As I pour the remainder of the bottle in the kitchen drain, I pray that the good folks of Fjellbryggeriet seriously subject their beers to a closer quality scrutiny before putting more "experiments" like this on the market. Seriously, have they even tasted this?
Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle from #026. I kinda like the concept they are running with this series. It’s super cloudy, almost what I would describe as murky looking in the glass this. Dirty brown with a nice big beige head that’s leaving some laceworks. On the nose I get lots of savory beef and brown sauce. That’s kinda original, but wierd to get in a beer. Some tones of dark chocolate malts, lots of yeast some nuts with a little bit of cardboard blended with dark berries. Interesting but definitely not an extreme nose. It has a near slick but watery mouthfeel this and it’s really gentle and soft on the carbonation. Again, soft chocolate malts, chocolate wrapper with yeast, grains, a silo acidity and lots of bitter nuts. Some sweet nut cake also found here. It contains a fair amount of flavor but I’m not sure how good I’m liking it. Still, I’ve had much worse. 09.04.2014
StilleStorm (716) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TWF; Pours amber to brown, short lived tan head. Aroma is roasted, smoked malt, dark light dried fruity and light caramel. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter and lasting. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flaf.
k92488 (258) - NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 flaske fra matkroken. Offwhite skum. Hengende skum. Brun farge. Aroma av humle og malt, karamell og gjær. Smak av malt. Co2 middels.
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske kjøpt på Matkroken, Stokka (Stavanger): en fyldig og meget smaksrik, varmende brown ale. Kompleks smak med krydder og nøtter. Uklar mørk brun med med flott kremet skum som varer i mitt Duvel-glass. Minner om deres lun brun som jeg var begesitret for. Gøy å være nr.3 til å rate denne! Ser fram til Ymist 3, og håper jeg kommer over en Ymist 1.
Inbreak (2129) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
09.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Small bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is kind of strange roasted, weeds, hay, slightly roasted malts, burnt caramel, epoxy plastic, burnt grain. Taste is kind of harsh grainy, weeds, roasted grain, hay, burnt caramel, yeast, grass, plastic. Medium bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Meh!!
gunnar (5295) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Matkroken, Stokka. Pours unclear dark brown with a small off-white creamy head. Aroma of strawberries, and weak grainy malts. Taste is moderate sweet, nutty with a dry bittter herbal liquorice and spicy finish. Dry and clean spicy mouthfeel, me like.