rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed via a bottle at Stubby's in Milwaukee. Pours a reddish gold with a medium white/lacy head. Aroma is heavy on scotch and with some peat. Taste is slightly smoked; honey, charred wood and scotch. Aftertaste is woodsy and light with a slow burn.
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ClubGonzo (3449) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Clear amber body, small white head. Nose is cognac, wood, alcohol, floral heather honey tones, hints of grapes and vanilla. Strange, but nice. Taste is heather honey, whisky, wood, vanilla, burnt toast, hints of cognac and mild straw. Full body, soft carbonation. Highly original and pretty tasty.
Rune (7248) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a bottle during the Grand Tasting at RBNG ’14 at Fredrik 3.’s Hall. A shiny naked surface on top of a near-clear amber coloured body. Grain and dried fruity aroma, a little vapour of whisky added to it. Taste of brittle caramel and honey sweetness. The whisky touch towards the ending prevents it from getting overly sweet. Full bodied, semi-dry and with a oily palate. Sipper qualities (Fredriksten festning, Halden 15.02.2014).
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours deep amber with almost no head. Nice whisky and heather aroma with honey and some strange notes too. Sweet, and mild with surprisingly nice whisky flavours. Really nice! (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No head. Clear, apricot colored. Floral nose with notes of fortified wine. Sticky mouthfeel, near full body. Taste is like whisky liqueur with yellow fruits. Hearbal tones. Sweet fruity alcoholish finish. [Shared bottle at GrandTasting, RBNG2014]
abemorsten (2432) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of gunnar. Misty orange body with a white rim. Whisky barrel notes in abundance in the aroma. Sweet and fruity flavors. Medium to full bodied. Syrupy and sticky.
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear deep golden, weak head. Aroma is malty with notes of whisky, also something unpleasant which I can´t decide the nature off. Taste is moderate sweet, noticeable alcohol in the finish.
tfredvik (910) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium amber body with an infinitesimal head. Boozy sweet aroma with floral notes. Flavours of whisky and flowers, I don’t think I’ve tasted anything close to this one before! Close to flat carbonation, oily texture and full body.
[Sample @ RBNG14 Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden ]
Ed5388 (1621) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Pours a clear dark golden color with a small off white head. Aroma of strong overpowering whiskey, booze, and sweet grain. Taste was syrupy, boozy, oak, whiskey, and sweet caramel.
Arve_Christian (2675) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Golden color, ok foam. Aromas of whisky, malt. Medium body & high complexity. On the sweet side, but balanced ok. enjoyable
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rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colour with low head. Higher alcohols dominate the aroma, followed by heather and grass. Not so sweet mouthfeel given the high ABV. Big on higher alcohols with whiskey notes and peat. Fruity and grassy with notes of heather. Peppery finish. Each to his own I guess.