gunnar (5972) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours almost clear brown, no head. Aroma is herbal malty. Taste is deep malty, vegetal, roasted malts, sweet, light alcohol burn at the finish. Nice for a sweet tooth.
MisoW (2046) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours hazy dark amber/brown color, medium head. Aroma of juniper, spice, bit fruity. Tastes spicy, bittersweet, alcohol is not well hidden.
omhper (20441) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at PBF. Almost clear copper/mahogany colour, miniscule head. Aroma of caramel and dessert wine. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Vinous and caramelly, bit sticky. Lightly warming finish.
olio (6881) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of sweet fruitsa nd sugar. Flavor is the same with some honey and malts.
Arve_Christian (3470) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Black color, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits; high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity. On the sweet side. Enjoyable
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Rune (8822) - Tromsř, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared during the Grand Tasting at the RBNG-event at Fredrik 3.’s Hall. Tiny layer at the top of a dark brown coloured body. Dark malty sweetness on the nose, herbal dry. Taste of dried fruits like raisin, dark malts and some spices. Not enough roastiness to the ending to keep all the sweetness at bay. Full bodied. Nice in small doses (Fredriksten festning, Halden 15.02.2014).
TBone (13358) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml PBFVIII
Deep amber color, small brown head. Ryeish, harsh aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweet, malty, spicey-alcoholic. Doppelbock on drugs.
Benzai (9428) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague Tasting. Opaque brownish color, small light brown. Smell and taste malts, clearly wine influences, lightly hops, but a touch of sour as well. Decent body and carbonation.
abemorsten (3030) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Cunningham. Muddy mahogany body with a light brown head. Malty, boozy nose. Sweet and malty mouth. Full bodied. Alco warm.
ClubGonzo (4428) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Dark brown body, small white head. Nose is licorice, herbs, schnaps, dark malts, caramel, hints of chocolate and leather. Taste is herbs, licorice, dark chocolate, caramel, cocoa, hints of dark malts. Full body, high carbonation. All in all, a decent dark ale but very unbalanced in its characteristics.