esp0r (1973) - NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Meny Oslo City enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, noisy brown head; quite lively stuff. Smells of yeast esters, roasted malts, oats and some malts fruityness. Moderate sweet, small amounts of roasted malts, hints of coffee and nuts, oats, some fruity elements, quite dry mouthfeel. Moderate bitter finish, earthy hops. Quite nice oatmeal stout!
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle. Looks nice with a medium sized light bubbly dark chocolate colored head on top of a deep and dark brown body. On the nose it has lots of nice sweet chocolate and roasted malts. Quite round and oatmealy on the nose. I like. It tastes quite nice also. On the mouthfeel this is quite light and almost a bit watery while the carbonation is below average. Roasted or even light burned malty flavors here. The usual slightly acidic coffee is definitely present here, as is hints of cardboard and it’s really nicely bittered this. It ends really watery, but it has a nice lingering roasted tail. One of the better I’ve had from this brewer. 02.01.2014
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a dark brown, near-black body with a large, short-lived light beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, cocoa, grainy malts and hints of nuts and coffee. Taste is burnt toast, sweet grains, caramel and hints of straw and nuts. Light to medium body, soft to medium carbonation. Not the greatest of stouts, even for its strength, but fair enough.
bergstaden (1226) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with a brown head - the aroma has a lot of roasted malt - Roasted malt flavours - has a lingering roasted malt finish with some bitterness - this was nice but a little bit thin in the body
Inbreak (2038) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 06.06.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Big fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is roasted dark malts, coffee, hay, burnt caramel, toast, cereal, a hint of metal. Taste is very fizzy, a little watery and metallic, lots of ashes, burnt caramel, burnt coffee, cocoa powder. Medium bitterness, burnt dry mouthfeel. Next!!
kapusil (592) - HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle. Black body, white head. Aroma of dark fruits and a bit of coffee and cream. Taste of coffee, creme and minimal dark fruits. It lacks the creamyness that I expected. Not bad though.
Grima (2089) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Thanx a lot!!Cunningham
Pours deep black with a high creamy head. Smells malty chocolatey with some coffee. Starts bitter malty, slight sourish, overall very mild. Middle part has some coffee and some sweet chocolate. Finish is very lax with bitter malts and some roasted coffee notes.
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle sampled in 2009. Dark brown body with a beige head. Fine aroma of roasted malt, mocha and coffee. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, some fruit with a light but balanced bitterness. Quite average in flavor. Medium body, actually a bit thin, but not bad considering low alcohol. Some roast in aftertaste.
berlinoise2go (608) - NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (50cl), BB March 2013. Very dark brown colour. Fascinatingly varying foam behaviour between pourings; on 2nd pouring a soda-like fizziness leaving no traces of foam, on 3rd pouring a nice-looking greyish-beige head with quite good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, coffee, hint of licorice. Light - quite watery - body, flat carbonation. Fairly dry, malty taste, a bit vegetal and metallic, reminding of cold coffee. Bitter-malty, slightly sour, aftertaste.
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle. An ok oatmeal stout. medium beige 2 finger head. A little weak on alcohol compared to the fullness but ok for a commercial beer outside vinmonopol in Norway. A little watery thou