Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75l bottle from Øltorget. It pours a dark deep ruby colored body with a nice medium sized light beige head on top. Really surprising aroma, as I was expecting something completely different. I like what is smelling here, with soft dark malts, lots of mild chocolate and chocolate paper, some coffee, roasted dry malts, some cocoa and something kinda fruity floral. Impressive stuff. Oh it has a soft acidity within lots of chocolate and coffee. A bit thin on the mouthfeel perhaps and the carbonation is just below average. The sourness is not pushy order anything, it’s just there in a way dark chocolate biscuits and something herbal. Thyme and wood in the finish. Could it be a mild this, it sure tastes like a mild but a mild from Texas? Now I’ve seen it all.. A interesting one indeed! 07.06.2013
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big fan of this little beer. Pours a deep brown with a frothy tan head. Nose and taste are oaky, nice amount of malt flavor for the low ABV. I’m a fan, it’s a real easy drinker, but not a pounder. Smooth balanced and plenty flavorful.
jmohno (1534) - Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark,appears to be clear with red hue.Some froth, quick sugary decending lace.
Nice aroma of berries and coconut,chocolate and vanilla.
Taste has mild chocolate, light toast,light sweet,some citrus mild tartness.Good body and good tasting for a 3.5%er. Could easily kill this tastey bomber but you can sip this one like a nice barleywine as well.
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear medium to dark brown - orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dusty malt, moderate yeasty, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, dusty malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a large tan head. The aroma is full of oak with some toffee and caramel notes. I also get a little hazelnut character in the aroma. The flavor is very nice. In addition to the roasted malt and toffee notes, I really like the light oak character. I also get a hint of grass and earth in the flavor. Medium carbonation and a creamy, medium mouthfeel. Very nice overall.
jkwood04 (5296) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and pale malts plus light spice and oak plus a light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average to light texture. Not great.
esp0r (2756) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ølhandleriet enjoyed at home
Dark brown, thin beige head. Smells of roasted malts, caramel, hints of jester king farmhouse yeast, some nuts and dried fruits. Moderate sweet, dried fruits and caramel, roast, quite dry mouthfeel. Moderate bitter finish. Very easy drinkable, nice low alcohol that makes the drinkability even higher. Nice company to food
ContemplateBeer (2008) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: (8- very high quality) Moderate roast with some coffee, but not coffee-centric; malted chocolate balls; pronounced lactic quality; a touch of oak.
Appearance: (4- high quality) Murky dark brown at the core, but lightens up quite a bit around the edges; the head settles into a bone ring.
Flavor: (8- very high quality) Matches the nose. The oak is more evident, but the roasty and lactic notes are the main show, the latter being even more evident as the beer warms.
Palate: (4- high quality) Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. "Light" and "thin" are not usually words that I find favorable in describing a good texture for a beer, but they really work here.
Overall: I really enjoyed this; was paired by surprise with a Guinness chocolate cake, and it was a winning combination. Interesting, but thoughtfully executed.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Travlr. Thanks, Gene! Poured a ruby, mostly clear color with a off-white wispy head color. Aroma is light barrel notes, sweet malts, light notes. Flavor had some light wood, sweet caramel notes. Quite light.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours brown with a medium, frothy light tan head,retention with light retention. Aroma is light roast malt, toast and nutty malt with dates and brown sugar. Flavor is malt dominant with oak notes, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.