TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (brewed 03/2007, batch #35)
Dark nut brown color, almost opaque color, small brown head. Dark chocolate, burned dark malts and raisins in the nose. Chocolaty, yeasty, some spices (clove?), a bit alcoholic. Similarities to Nøgne Ø Porter, slightly thinner, not so coffeish and more spicey. When this beer warms up, it gets some Old Ale -stylish toffeish notes.
Marsiblursi (2975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours dark to black with a big head. Roasted malt and light spicy aroma with notes of caramel, chocolate, liquorice, salt and mint. Maybe a touch of vanilla and cinnamon. Roasted malt flavour with a light sour sting. Rather spicy with notes of pepper, salt and some anise. Some liquorice and a light touch of coffee are also present. A bit bitter. Lingering aftertaste of dark malt and some subtle fruits. Medium body. Go Norway.
rlgk (9020) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, brownish head. Hoppy tar aroma, dark chocolate. Malty, hoppy flavor with some spicy notes. Oily palate.
larsniclas (5287) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a huge, brown head.
Burnt aroma with tar and chocolate.
Oily and burnt palate.
Spicy in flavour; clove.
ekstedt (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Furseth. Dark opaque brown, large fluffy beige head. Roasted malt aroma, dusty, nutty, with some spicy hops. Medium bodied with a sparkling mouthfeel. Good balance, bitter finish.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours an almost opaque, black with an orange hue and a creamy, light brown head. Roasted, lightly vinous aroma with notes of dried fruit. Full body with sweetish, roasted malt, dried fruit and a lightly burned edge. Some vanilla in there too. Quite lovely. 240507
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500 ml - batch # 13 (bb aug 07). Dark brown. Vanishing brown head. Aroma of rasins, roasted malt, chocolate, coffe. Flavor is very roasted/burnt, coffee, liquorice, bitter aftertaste. Not as balanced as expected. I hope it is not the age. 090507
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chris_O bottlefest 2007. Very dark ruby with tan head. Exploded out of the bottle. Not sure what this is. A porter? Dark malts. Bit like a dunkel. some nice dark malts.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ChrisFest Smooth, fizzy, creamy and dark raisonj flavoured beer of little interest but quite drinkable.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle at Chris O’s extravaganza. Ok I have to be honest. By the time we got to this part of the day I was on my way to being just a little drunk. It was certainly well before my second wind coming on. As a result my notes were very thin on the ground. In fact that is somewhat of an understatement. For some inexplicable reason my entire notes say "little". Little what I have no idea but I stand by everything I write in my notes every time. So there is my rate. Little.