bergstaden (1677) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with very low white head, no carbonation - Malt aroma with some licorice and alcohol - Malt body with dark fruits, some licorice and warm alcohol - Wineus finish with alcohol in the finish - This was good
khhoeie (50) - NORWAY - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is best AFTER 2015, which you absolutely taste! It's already a great tasting beer. Monday (Saturday today) is the day I buy 4-5 bottles of this beer for storage.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
laidback (14) - - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske fra polet, svart, lite skum, litt flat, kompleks aroma og smak, tørket frukt, kaffe, fløyelsmyk munn, noe bittert, world class!
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 750ml delt hjemme med Håvard 16 Sep 14. Svart. Ved høy kvelling kan en framprovosere et raskt dalende mokkafarget skum som flater helt ut. Forsiktig lakrisaroma. Smaken balansert. Lakris & kaffe. Tørr. Litt lite variasjon. Alkoholen godt kamuflert - men jeg hadde vel forventet mer innhold.
ABS (701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Sørlandssenteret. Makes no sound when opened. Close to zero carbonation. Heavy alcohol nose. Roasted coffee and malt. Warming. Oily body. Roasted bitterness. Bitter chocolate, roasted coffee and malt, lots of alcohol flavour. Too low on carbonation and way to alcohol heavy in my opinion.
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Bergen Ølfestival 2014.
Black with a minimal tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, bitter chocolate and some dried dark fruit. Not that much carbonation and with a thick oily mouthfeel. Really nice and vinous, a perfect beer to sip.
ineedbeer (1214) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 2011 vintage, 25 cl bottle. Batch 100, thanks Gunnar!
Aroma is sweet with moderately strong chocolate notes and medium light roast with faint smoke. Some tobacco and leather notes. Cherry, plum and prune esters.
Pours black with some dark brown highlights on the edges. Small, faint, dark tan head recedes quickly to the edges. Light lacing and moderately long legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with a lot of dark chocolate. Light roast with a medium light smoke note. Faint peat smoke. Medium bitterness and a faint alcohol spice. Medium light tobacco and leather. Light anise with faint plum and prune.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a really nice, enjoyable stout with some really nice character. Rather dry finish and a touch watery than I would expect for a stout this size. Nice, complimentary smoke and roast notes with good tobacco and leather character. Nice complexity without any need for barrels.
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Bob - thanks!!! Black pour with very little head. Anise malt and some wood in the nose. Really nice taste here. Big chocolate, roasted malt and anise in the taste. Very little carbonation. Yummy.
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by Bob - thanks! Super dark oily pour with minimal head. Low carbonation in this one. Getting licorice and soy sauce. Rich. Nice rich oily palate but really low on carbonation.
Meilby (9624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 250ml @ Hjørneviksbua, Florø
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, alcohol, brown sugar, caramel and hint of soya sauce. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, licorice and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.