fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Black color with a average frothy fair lacing mostly diminshing light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, burnt, roasted, banana, vanilla, light alcohol. Initial flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic, moderate bitter, middel flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic, moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and wood, the taste is also of roasted malt chocolate, coffee and wood, but also some licorice. Medium body with a dry finish.
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting beer and it shows that the guys at Haandbryggeriet are thinking in new ways. The aroma is powerful with mostly roasted malt and leather, but also some nice and odd fruitiness (not the classic British ones). Medium body. The finish is a bit too sharp and astringent, I would like it to be a bit softer.
omhper (19705) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Københavnske Øldage. Near black with firm brown head. Sweet and caramelly with burnt popcorn, sticky choclate and some syrup. Quite malty, but the mouthfeel is a bit mellow. Notes of tar in a salty, lightly resiny finish.
thewolf (11193) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a deep brown with a small brown film head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, raisins. Vinious flavour, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet flavour with roasted and chocolate edge. Well-rounded, and the wheat gives the beer a wonderful feel!
Tranquillity (1420) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Helsinki Beer Festival 2007. Aroma of strong coffee, raisins. Quite black, with mushy strange-coloured head. Surprisingly watery for it’s kind. But nice roasted flavours. No too thick.
KnutAlbert (6163) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 The Norwegian beer scene is coming of age. A wheat stout, no less! Coffee, liquorice, some wheaty roundness. Both sweet and bitter in a harmonious way, and the bitterness lingers pleasantly in the finish. Great stuff!
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 Almost as black as can be. Medium sized beige head. Strongly roasted coffee aroma, sweetness dominates. Medium bodied. Flavor is more imperial: sweetness, some vanilla and oaky tones, coffee and roastiness. I’m missing this wheat totally. Not enough hops in the end to cut sweet vanilla aftertaste. Aroma should be richer to be 4-pointer, still excellent brew.
TBone (12830) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (batch #60, brygget Dec 2006)
Almost opaque black color, creamy firm tan head. Wheat, some chocolate, roasted malty aroma, same kind of yeasty aroma than in Nogne O -beers (same yeast?). Full bodied. Roasted malty, very light notes of banana, not very hoppy beer - soft, coffeish, a bit fruity. Enjoyable, doesn’t feel like 8.5 %.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2008 (Bottled) Almost black with a small, medium-brown head. Very roasted-malty, licoricey aroma with some lactic sourness (from the wheat, I suppose). Very roasty, almost burned-malty flavor with licorice and milky sourness, coffee and smoke. Long, dry and burned-ashy finish is balanced with some malt sweetness. Only tiny hints of alcohol present. Reminds me quite a lot of Koff Porter, but it’s not as harshly bitter. And with yeast it leans a bit towards Belgian strong stouts (like De Dolle). Almost full-bodied with medium carbonation. A hugely roasty, dry stout, that remains quite well balanced. Very nice stuff!
(Bottled, was 7-4-7-4-15=3.8) Very dark opaque brown with a smallish, creamy and beige head. Sourish-wheaty-malty, licoricey aroma with some acidity. Interesting, milky-stouty, ashy-burned-malty, licorice-chocolatey flavor. Medium-bodied, dryish, ashy and slightly foamy palate. A pleasant and balanced, wheaty, dry and strong stout.