TBone (12955) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500ml (Vinmonopolet)
Deep ruby color, decent beige head and lace. Caramel, medicinal notes and coffee in the nose. Medium-bodied. Caramel-toffeish, medicinal, a bit toasted and alcoholic. Tolerable but not really my kind of bock.
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Post-AIH40 (from Vinonopolet Kirkeness). Deep reddish brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, some floral notes as well as some spices. Wooden and toffeeish aftertaste along with some ripe fruits and raisins.
nilsas (1622) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Duft av malt, frukt, karamell og krydder. Mørk brun farge, nesten sort. Tykt lysbrunt skum. Smak av malt, frukt, krydder og en anelse karamell.
esp0r (2049) - NORWAY - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Manglerud enjoyed at home
Pours quite dark, black in glass, tanned head. Smells of spices, anis, roast, burnt malts and a hint of coffee. Medium sweet, quite roasty, nice coffee aroma with a good kick of spices. Moderate bitter finish. Quite nice!
TyggaBrown (414) - NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes artificial, and the taste is not well balanced either. The aroma feels not good at all, and the feeling of christmas doesn´t grow. Ok body.
BillHick420 (430) - North Dakota, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark brown with a tanned head. Nose of light caramel malts, sweet. Watery, some roasted malt notes, faint. Disappointing, not worth your money.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I have to admit that I had some prejudice with this beer, Lade Gaards haven’t impressed me at all before, and neither did it this time either. Grumsy brown colour with a fast disappearing head. Aroma have som caramel, but hardly noticable. Watery taste, again some caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a lowbody and carbonation. No good.
Gorm (1376) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mørk rødsvart farve med beige skum. lukt av malt, karamell og frukt. Smak av malt, karamell og lakris. Vinmonopolet.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle brought from Vinmonopolet Langnes by Rune. Nice bottle, Dark rosewood coloured body, with brown filmy layer on top. Roasted almonds, licorice, burnt malt and hint of clove in the aroma. Sweet, then I just felt nauseated and disgusted by the taste of pulp and sour malt. It’s best described like having an acid reflux that leaves the taste of your last meal in your mouth aka "mini sick" (Rating Session 3.Jan.2012)
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On bottle from vinmonopolet Straen. Not a fantastic beer but better than expected from Grans brewery. Still a little bit to sticky sweet for me. Kind of watery and overall quite matly sour. Naah