Beer4000 (4314) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. Dark reddish body with a small beige head. Almost intense aroma of honey and smoked malt with some caramel. Rather unusually flavor, definitively sweet, smoked malt, quite strong honey flavor and rather moderate bitterness. Fine body. Quite weird in flavors, lots of thing going on, but not necessary as a good thing and no real balance at all. Sorry, not my cup of beer and almost difficult to finish. Some extra pint for the effort.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at The Festival in Worcester. Pours a ruby amber with a touch of haze under a thin white head. Big smoke, huge peaty rubbery smoke. Sweet berries, lingonberry jam. Sweet and smoky, odd together. Smoked fruit jelly. Still works, but somewhat disjointed. Interesting nonetheless. Long smoke and sweet jam.
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at mechanics hall with Andrew duringthefestival. pours murky amber with thin brown lacing. Aroma is pure sweet honey. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of smoke, honey and roast.
Rune (7348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle by the courtesy of OleR, shared at the Absalon tasting session ’12. Dark brown coloured body, unclear. Spotty lacing to the glass. Rather prominent aroma of smoked malts with notes of farmyard coming through, not particular inviting. Strange flavour with honeyed malts added by some kind of tart berries. Heavy, but possible, to drink. We didn’t empty the bottle, and Skinnyviking got the leftovers the next day (Copenhagen, 12.05.2012).
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small beige head. Clear deep red body. Smoky vanilla aroma with honey and licorice notes. Sweet (and faintly acidic) spicy wild berries and dark wild honey taste with smoky milky lingonberry notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dryish mild milky smoky honey aftertaste with lingonberry and tar notes. Lovely! Highly drinkable, and deeply weird. (0.15l sample at Haand 2012.)
espenra (840) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Haand beer festival 2012. Very dark brown, bordering on black colour with a medium big head that settled down fast. Aroma is sour with some vinous notes. Honey and hints of charcoal. Flavour is also sour honey, but there’s also hints of charcoal and some metallic notes. Not good and it got poured out after a few sips.
MotherBrother (649) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Haand festival.
Pour murky brown, with a creamy white head.
Aroma of smoke, caramel, honey. Taste is sweet, but there’s a little to much smoke. Average body, with an average carb.
Sigmund (4812) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared 500 ml bottle at hotel room tasting, thanks to OleR. Cloudy dark brown colour. The smoked Gotland malt dominates the aroma completely. Very smokey flavour, but also a hint of "tyttebær" (lingonberries). Lacks hops.
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of Rune. Bottle. No head. Very dark red brown body. Powerful smoke wood aroma. Sweet berries honey aroma and flavor in a somewhat stange combination. Low carbonation. Long red wine like aftertaste.
gunnar (4865) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted at Haand 2012. Pours dark amber with a tiny off-white head. Lots of different aromas here, honey, creosot, barnyard . Taste is light funky, with a short taste, strange beer.