ej (510) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours close to black producing a small, dense dark tanned head. Aroma of leather and tar. Hints of smoke. Chocolate dominates in the flavor, toffee and bready notes as well. Somewhat sweet at first, but nicely balanced with a light bitter finish. Thick and creamy on the palate with soft carbonation.
AndyW68 (702) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Near black with tan head. Aroma is Smokey raisin. Taste is Smokey r a is in with a little chocolate in the background.
Lowenbrau (1447) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle @Cimmeria. An amazing beer to end a nice session!. Robust, rich palated, strong dark ale. This is a kind of beer that makes me think about the beer available centuries ago. This is not german, nor belgian, nor danish nor american. This is only a mighty heavy norwegian ale. This is viking beer! We don´t atract wimps cause we´re too loud!! What a fully rich bodied beer! I would like to recognise the master brewer labour on this one: "viva la madre que te parió!"
Wolfbass (807) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Di colore scuro petrolio, e di buon naso, la nostra secondo me è un pò troppo mappazzosa, ma alla fine va giù anche lei.
The Etruscan (463) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beige head. Black colour.. Aroma is malty with fruity light raisins and light coffee tones. Flavor is malty, fruity (date and fig) and light berry tones, ending in a fruity and moderately roasty finish. Medium bodied.
fiammanghilla (335) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spina @ villaggio della birra.
Scura con schiuma fine e persistente.
Caffè e frutta secca, corposa, buona.
Sarpa (511) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated for olutopas.info without comment. Original rating date 29.10.2010
VastActiv (1559) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 26112011. Colour is black with small brown head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, fruits and roasted malts.
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 03 August 2010 ~ Total Bottles 2160
2/23/2011: Haand Bryggeriet Bestefar Norwegian Winter
Ale... Aroma: Caramelized sugar and lots of spice, including:
crystalized ginger, licorice and maybe even some peppermint or
juniper; molasses. Appearance: Deep ruby brown color with a bubbly
brown-colored head that slowly collapses; nearly opaque; golden
carbonation bubbles. Flavor: Black malts, root beer, cola, dark
chocolate, black strap molasses, juniper; herbal notes in the finish
along with some juniper and chicory; some alcohol through the nose;
the "complex, a little bit weird" description on the label is right on
the money! Palate: Medium-full body; heavy, yet smooth. Overall:
This beer is quite a mouthful; it’s full of great flavors, warming,
and perfect for the colder weather!
1 pt .9 fl oz bottle (9% ALC/VOL) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom!
Rating #256 for this beer.
Countbeer (3647) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks to Benzai: Served in a snifter:
Medium sized vanilla beige light brown ish foamy head on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer.
Aromas of coffee, rose hip, ash, chalk, soap, hay, berries, smoke, some liquorice, roosvice.
Flavours of marzepin, toffee, chocolate, cacoa, caramel, mocha, barley malt toast, some bitters...
Aftertaste is coffee, bitter, some toast/roast, marzepin.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy thicker texture.