yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at HaandFestival 2012. It pours an unclear, dark brown body under a small, dark beige head. Cellar, ripe hard cheese, some beef stock, dark caramel and a little roasted touch. Lightly roasted flavor with some cellar and dried fruits, and a damp forest-like touch. Full-bodied and semi-sweet on the palate. Well, sort of pleasant, but I’m not convinced. Rating: 6-4-6-4-12-3.2. 120504
Bottle. Had this one again, four months after my first sample. It’s a beer that has improved quite a lot, the aromas and flavors are more mellow and integrated, and the juniper is present, replacing the damp forest touch found earlier. It’s still good-looking, although a bit murky. Dark brown in color and with a dark beige head of moderate size. Full-bodied. Roasted, sort of woody finish. Nice, certainly well worth a revisit. 120914
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Borefts 12. Copper to brown colour with a medium creamy beige head. Smells bandaid, peat, fingerpaint. Tastes peat, smoked, dry. Lots of peat and paint. Dry mouthfeel, soft, fizzy carbo.
Simonsen (811) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mørk lysebrun farge, urter og honning, tror haandbryggeriet har gått en smell her, smaker mer som fjernet enn øl
Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This really is a strange beer indeed. When pouring it has no head at all, and there’s hardly any carbonation going on. The aroma is powerful, the most striking smell is of smoke and roasted malts, juniper, and the deep mystical forests of the Nordic countries. It takes me back to marshy mountain areas where I used to go fishing as a kid. The taste is dominated by smoke and the roasted malts, juniper, spices, it’s a little sweet, a little acidic, it’s much like tasting what the woods smell like, and it reminds me of that harsh smell of sheep in a barn. Although there’s a lot going on in there I couldn’t quite pick up the honey. It is very very strange. The palate is very dull, no carbonation at all, I think it would have been more pleasant if there was some. All in all it was very difficult to finish, I think they should have sold this in a 0,25 bottle to be honest. Interesting to taste, but I wouldn’t buy it again.
bergstaden (1645) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black with a brown head - Aroma of malt, smoke and peat - taste of roasted malt, berries, smoke - long lingering taste that is not good - Did not like this one
gunnfryd (12299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Haandfestival 2012. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sourness, horse blanket, roasted malt, juniper, herbs. Flavour is sournes, roasted malt, juniper, coffee, fruit, berries. Strange, but also a nice beer.
Benzai (9914) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught @ Borefts 12. Dark red-brown color, medium sized beige head that leaves a good lacing. Smell smoke, fingerpaint and some weird fruityness. Taste malts, smoke, a lot of paint again and a weird slightly sweet fruityness. Low to medium body, low to medium carbonation. Not my thing really.
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft@ borefts. Dark brown color, small tanned head. Aroma of licorice, molasses, allspice and some burnt caramel. Flavor is very sweet and malty. Nice, balanced beer!
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, some roasted notes, chocolate, herbs and spices. Flavor is sweet and sour with some chocolate,spices and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.
marcus (7453) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours murky brown with no head other than a few bubbles and a smoked malt aroma. There is a strange smoky berry flavor with lots of juniper. Unique but not real tasty,