faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Úr einari flösku.Deeep dark brown colour, steady brownish head, nice. Pleasant aroma of sweet dark malts with some chocolate. Good filling mouthfeel. Pleasant flavour indeed: roasty malt, sweet roasty caramel, pleasant chocolate, liqourice, bit spice, Nice indeed!
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this 2 weeks before getting engaged.. See the irony there? ;-)
On the nose, and really through the whole beer, there is a sweet malt profile, with layers of coffee beans, yeast and toast. It got a decent body, but alittle thin in the finish. The licorice in the end is yummy.
mile (2443) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate roasted malty and sweetish, some licorice and faint notes of spices. Body is average, in the flavor there is some roasted malt with wood and ash, faint notes of licorice. Finish is average, dryish, roasted malt. OK dryish strong ale, nice roasted aroma/flavor, body is a bit weak.
Borresteijn (4135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Almost black colour, light beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa powder, chocolate, light sweet berries, spices. Flavour is sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee roast, berries, some spices, vanilla, light bitter roasted finish with caramel. Medium bodied. A bit too sweet to be really great imo, but very tasty.
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 7.5%. Papery aroma, hint of brown sugar. Cloudy red brown colour. Small light brown head. The flavour has a good Belgian yeast note. It is mildly roasted, has a little paper and baking yeast. Well-balanced.
yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark amber to brown with a small, tan and creamy head. Aroma is wineous, fruity and phenolic. Dark malty, fruity, wineous and slight yeasty phenolic. Creamy palate. Sweet. Smooth fruity finish.
thewolf (10531) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Pours deep chestnut brown with a lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Complex spicy aroma. Cocoa, chocolate, juniper, red apples, roasted malts, mild banana. Lovely. Medium to high carbonation, lovely dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of chocolate, mild tobacco, some dry juniper, cocoa-powder dryness. Long, lingering herbal dryness. Extremely drinkable and lovely herbal dry without a single notion of the 7,5 % ABV.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gushing to red-shot, deep-brown beer under a tan head. Aromatic, flowery aromas, followed by chocolate, both milk and bitter. Dryish stout flavours, roasted. After a few sips, there seeps in a very aromatic-spicy flavour, but I’m at a loss to name it - star anisee, coriander, allspice...? It’s definitely blending in, nowhere dominating the roasted, caramelly taste. Well-bodied, slick and warming. A stout-like ale... Martyn Connell will be getting apoplexic... It’s nice, but certainly not spectacular.
lusikka (4964) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a very dark brown, hazy colour with a beige small head. Aroma of smoked malts, spices, pine and burnt wood. Flavour of dark berries, syrup, wood, coriander, mild hops, smooth chocolate, wheat with some smokiness. Pleasant and round mouthfeel with a warming fruity finish. Reminds me of Haand’s Bestefar, but this is better.
SirLimpsalot (1817) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En trevlig och balanserad öl med stora toner av kaffe, lakrits och choklad. Lagom fin vätska som är precis “tjock” nog efter min smak.
Trots att det är en “traditional ale”, så tycker jag att den hamnar i samma grupp som en god porter eller stout.