StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent butterscotch in color with a lasting layer of permafrost on top. Aroma catapults dynamism. The juniper is there with rosy cotton and mulberry, ignited by a flickering of unbridled burnt oak to boot. Rose hips and spearmint keep the herbaceous floral arrangement in aromatic alignment while smoky applewood goes the extra mile. Flavor produces similar sentiments, seemingly lighter at first until the applewood and juniper combination smoke out the other flavors. Cherry blossoms and discernable fatty acids are kept even keel by the livelihood professed by the juniper, substituting in large part for the herbal and bitter hop bouquet. Medium bodied at first sip, then laying in heavier as the smoke goes full circle. Juniper, sugar capped mulberry, burnt toffee brittle and abundant smoky oak provide a finale much worth remembering.
Russo (1643) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of smoked malt, notes of wood and dark fruits. Flavor is like aroma with notes of roasted malt and light coffee. Medium body and carbonation with a smoked finish. Good one!
dnicolaescu (537) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 50CL from gunnar. Thanks a lot!
Look: cloudy red-brown with a big beige-orange head.
Aroma: dusty wet ashes, berries/juniper, interesting and unusual.
Taste: ashy, sweet and dry at the same time, juniper, some toast, slightly acid. A unique and interesting beer.
JefVerstraete (934) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber colour, white head. Medium carbonation. Complex aroma with notes of smoke and spices. Very well balanced. Sweet and bitter. Very good!
dj (471) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 500ml, from Vinmonopolet. A cloudy brown colour. A strong, smoky malt aroma. Flavour is complex; slightly smoky, biscuity malt with spice and some hop bitterness. Some citrus in the finish (probably the Juniper berries). A little alcohol evident. This is a very enjoyable and unique brew!
mverity (254) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared. Pours a creamy looking brown with thick creamy tan head that lasted really well. Sticky lacing and thick legs. Creamy mouthfeel from medium carbonation and rich body. Aroma is light smoke, caramel malt sweetness, and some faint earhty/floral hop. Taste was fantastic! Rich caramel, smoke permeates through everything, but well balanced. Really glad I got to try this one.
AgentAle (423) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is instantly the smokiness from the Norwegian wood. The light sweetness of the juniper berries can be detected. The taste is light to start that finishes mostly with a bitter subtle taste and a nice smokiness in the background. Dark brown and amber body with creamy pearl head.
djoeye (926) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown 50cl bottle 6.5% pours a huge off white resistant head on an amber-copper clear body.
Roasted malts, dark caramel, firesite smoke, leather (yeast), hay and spices to the nose.
Roasted malts to the tongue, and dark sour caramel, smoked notes, burnt hay.
Balancing feel, roasted and fruity at the same time, suitable carbonation, good body.
Finishes with more of the malts, sour caramel, warming, dark bread.
Overall pleasant, quite good to spicy dishes I assume.
Tap2801.2013 BBF2y #567 b@Vinmonopolet, tasted@home.
melush (269) - SPAIN - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar, turbio. Sabor a malta ligeramente tostada, suave.
Hoppsan (96) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle. Nice composition of subtle smoke, cloves and pepper. Well balaced brew!
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k92488 (183) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ølsmaking Ambolten, Orange med medium skum. Aromaen består hovedsakelig av røkt malt, smaker også leldig røkt. Sammen med litt ost dempet dempet det litt røk smaken, men for volsom til min smak.