gunnfryd (13596) - 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.
yngwie (16045) - 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
Geokkjer (7031) - 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 (8302) - 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 (2834) - 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 (7915) - 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 (13228) - 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 (4071) - 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 (1555) - 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 (1067) - 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.