marcus (8000) - 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,
daje (2782) - NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Haand Festival 2012. Hazy amber body, small whitish head. Aroma is spicy, with caramel, forest, some smoke. Taste is sweet and spicy, with honey, smoke, dark malt, red berries. A very special and good beer, yet really strange.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a low tan head. Lingonberry and smoke aroma. Juniper and lingonberry flavor with peat and nail polish. Medium bodied. Lighter carbonation. Juniper and lingonberries linger with peat, nail polish, and burnt rubber.
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours prune juice with bubbles for head. Aroma is sort of dark fruit and twigs. Body is a bit thinnish - but there’s some dark fruit thickener and it’s so smokey that any small blemishes are covered. Think I get the cranberries and juniper, but I could wish for more of both. Heck I even think there’s something with the same taste effect as chocolate. Certainly interesting. Tasty. Different. etc. etc. etc.
visionthing (3886) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle at Grünerløkka mat- og mikrobryggfestival. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dried fruits, smoke, caramel and malt with some wooden notes.Smoky and lightly sour without much bitterness. Strange and interesting. (2012-08-25)
tfredvik (1501) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s getting quite dark at the outdoor festival premises, so I’m not quite sure what colour this beer has. Dark brownish, I guess. Lovely strong aroma with tart berries, this must be the lingonberries shining through. Also lots of dried dark fruits, especially dried figs. Fruits and berries in the flavour as well, but more pronounced are smoke, sausage and smoked meat. Full bodied with lovely syrupy texture. A very special beer that I would love to taste for real some day!
[Tiny sample served from bottle by OleR @ Grünerløkka mat- og mikrobryggfestival, Oslo]
ej (1041) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with small film of tan foam. Heavy peated aroma with some honey and dried meats. Taaste is very similar to the nose. Sweet, peaty and dried meats. Medium body.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste at Papsoe’s, Cheers to OleR.
Deep brown, no head. Smokey, almost meaty aroma. Flavors of smoke, fruity esters, fairly flat. Nice and interesting beer.
humlelala (1172) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 (sample at Papsø’s; courtesy of OleR) Pours a slightly hazy brown with little, white head. Aroma is peaty and honey - quite harmonic really. Oily texture, flat carbonation, full body with a dry, peaty/ashen finish. Taste is slightly sweet with notes of caramel, peat, ashes and honey. An interesting take on a whisky-inspired beer.
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of dried fruits and smoke with notes of honey.
Sweet and fruity flavour of honey, spices, smoke, juniper and lingonberries.