Dermi (705) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl, bottled. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma: Roasted malt. Taste: Medium-low sweet, low bitterness. Salty component. Seaweed. Palate: Medium body, feels a bit thin, tho. Carbonation can be noted. Roasted aftertaste. Ok.
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at JF’s, from Hogs Bacl shop, cheers James 03/11/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan covering.
Nose is dark fruits, cake mix, slight lactic notes, dark toffee, pinch of spice.
Taste comprises light roast, earthy, cocoa notes, spice, toffe, herbal notes.
Medium bodied, a little thin, very subtle bitter notes in the finish.
djoeye (2067) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown 50 cl bottle abv 4.4 from Kilpishalli the other day.
Beige head, lacings in the mug, dark dark red body.
Scents of dark malts, shoe polish, some spices.
Taste; dark malts, little hops, choco-crackers, prunes in an ashtray.
Full bodied, tasty on palate.
Ends with chocolate, roasty malts, and overall very tasty.
But the bladderwrack (bladder rack??) was well hidden.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour whispy tan head. A light smokey aroma hints ofba red ale. Flavor is a touch salty malty smoky avg pal. Surprisingly drinkable.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super dark cola colored body with a bubbly head. Aroma is slightly salty seaweed. The flavor is lightly chocolate and sheets of nori with sweet malted barley. Medium full body.
Niall73 (2100) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bb 12/14. Pours a dark ruby colour with a off white head. Slight funk choccy aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Toasty, nut, rummy, dark fruits and some toffee. OK.
TET (1903) - FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A colablack beer with a medium nad beige head. The nose is nice, strong salt liquirice, sweet chocolate and roastines, hint of lactose. Taste is roasted and slightly chocolate, some salt liquirice and herbs. In the end there are some unique herbal like taste. Maybe also some sea salt or then it’s my imagination. At least, the salt is there with salt liquirice. Only light bodied, and thus, the taste is quite short. The good aroma and also rich of flavours, only light body is slightly disturbing. The good beer.
DrSilverworm (7773) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield. Shared with caterwaul. Bottle says Best before Feb. 2014. Very dark brown color. Thin bubbly khaki head. Good ropes and bits of lace. Nice briny and roasty aroma. Some dark chocolate in the finish. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly soft. Moderate sweet taste, lightly savory / salty. Interesting beer. I dig the seaweed component.
snowdog140 (56) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark appearance with a slight head, as well as a pleasant, full, almost chocolate like aroma. A chocolate taste and even a bit of vanilla, definitely one I’m buying again.
tia (1054) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with HopTsing. Dark brown with decent tan head that dissipated- light lacing. Was a little dubious about trying this, but its not bad. I get chocolate and wine. I think I do get something "salty" but it could be the aroma of the Chicken Vindaloo we cooked for dinner. Only a hint of sweet in the background. Almost borders on astringent. Totally not what I expected and not too bad.