Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown black colour, beige head. A bit of a gusher. Aroma of caramel, soy sauce and molasses. Light fruity and quite herbal. Rather sweet flavour, caramel, light bitter roasted malts. Salty touch. Finish molasses and lingering light bitter flavours.
(From 50cL bottle @ Colin’s 2nd Tuesday Tasting @ De Molen)
jmgreenuk (4004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the De Molen second Tuesday tasting. Poured a dark reddish brown colour with almost no head and no carbonation. The aroma is dry yeasty and fruity. The flavour is medium bitter, but very rich, fruity with a slightly metallic alcoholic aftertaste. More like a poor English ale. Not a classic from Norway.
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black beer with a small tanned head. Aroma is full of coffee and roast. Some licorice and molasses. Flavor is sweet, very much coffee flavors and silky smooth mouthfeel. Great brew!
MaartenRF10 (1539) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost clear brown, light brown head. Some coffee, caramel malts, funky hint, seaweed or something salty at least.
Vaiz (3257) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy brown pour, thin tan head. Aroma of licorice, brown sugars and a lot of herbs. Flavor is dry bitter and spicy, a bit aged and quite herby. Not really my cup of tea.
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at the monthly molen Tuesday tasting.
thin riff white head. clear dark amber pour. interesting aftertaste, a bit herbal
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pour dark amber brown with off white head. Nose/taste of smoked chocolate malt, cocoa, smoked nuts, smoked caramel and some dark fruit. Medium body.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that I took to a tasting at James’s place. Pours a deep brown with a touch of amber to it and a thin to medium sized white head. A bit of isopropyl, cocoa, chocolate, malt, toast. Medium bodied, cocoa, roast, chocolate, malt. Spicy roast. Cocoa. Chocolate. Decent enough I guess.
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An off-white slice fo foam settles above the very dark brown. Complex aroma, mostly oriented toward maltiness and showcasing a broad range of its potentialities including charred nuts, tobacco, peat moss, ashes... Roasty, but perhaps even more smokey, meaning that we’re not dealing with mere chocolate/coffee, but rather a range of dark flavours. Fairly yeasty (berry-like, spicy and slightly medicinal) as well and to my liking, probably too much so, bringing a chaotic notion to this otherwise contemplative brew that feels bigger than its size. Warming, if not hot for a 7.5% ale. Like many Haandbryggeriet, it manages to have a dense body, punctuated by agreeable yet soft carbonation all the while not feeling all that sweet, closing up with a dash of spicy/herbal hops providing little bitterness, but a sense of balance and finition to this beer that ventured here and there at will. Another very, very creative ale from these great artists.
banii (236) - Trondheim, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nesten helt sort farve med vagt rødskjær. Lukter brent malt og kaffe. Smaken er også preget av brentmalten, og milde smaker av sjokolade og kaffe. Veldig "myk" øl. En av de bedre fra Haandbryggerene.