yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ølfestival 2011. A dark brown beer, unclear, and topped by a two-finger, beige head. Smoked and roasted malts, alcohol, ham and some faint chocolate notes in the aroma. The flavor is on the roasted, smoked side, with ham, some nougat and a decent bitterness. Full-bodied, warming and pleasantly carbonated. Warm and roasted end. A really pleasant one. 110528
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Olfestival 2011 Kobenhavn. Black with a small, lacing, brown head. Very smokey aroma, tar, ash, wood some cured smoekd meat. Flavour is sweet malty with a strong smokey character. Nice.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark colour, tan head. This was a great experience, the beer has many different aroma and taste experiences, all very pleasant. They include malt, chocolate and smoke. (tap@schouskjelleren)
Ungstrup (28225) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. A pitch black beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has strong notes of smoke as well as medium notes of bacon, tar, and wood. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of smoke combined with medium notes of tar and wood, leading to a dry smokey finish. The mouthfeel is smooth.
skortila (4307) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Copenhagen festival 2011. The aroma has roast, liquorice, coffee, bacon. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is roasty, bit sweet, bit bitter, has coffee, smoke. Very nice.
Rune (7226) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Olympen, happy eating and drinking with my nephews. Opaque, near-black body, tiny beige head to the rim of the glass. Prominent aroma of peaty malts, ashy dry. Chocolate malts underscored by a peaty backbone. Dry rounded on the swallow. Harmonious and far from heavy to drink (Oslo, 26.09.2011).
laiti (4789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic
Aroma has lots of liquorice and some smoke. Flavour has very much liquorice, which is slightly salty. Some smoke, chocolate and hints of ash too. One of the best baltic porters I’ve had. At the end of the glass the salt becomes too dominant though.
ration (1885) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours dark chocolate brown with a thixk thin head. Almost black in the glass. Smoky chocolate aroma. Same in the taste. Not Bad.
lusikka (5171) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki.
Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet syrup, smoke, tar and roasted malts. Flavour of roasted malts, tar, syrup, bitter hops and chocolate. Full bodied with an oily mouthfeel and a warming finish with licorice and roasted malts. Good one.
olio (5123) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu.
Pours deep red-black colour with small head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, tar, wood, smoky ham and notes of salmiac. Flavour of smoked and roasted malts, tar, licorice and some salmiac. Medium carbonation. Very nice brew.