Inbreak (3855) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
30.05.2015, 0,35l bottle sampled @ HaandFestival, courtesy of Cunningham:
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry, broth, grain, hay, caramel malts, nuts, grass. Taste is slightly sweet, grain, hay, caramel malts, worth, cereal, nuts. Medium bitterness, watery mouthfeel. Boring.
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: nuts, caramel, floral,
Appearance: clear amber, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, pecans
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, abrupt finish
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Has a pleasant mild aroma. Wonderful combination of pecans, walnuts, caramel, vanilla, butter, malt, and oak char.It has a hint of sweetness but its not over powering. Finishes clean and smooth. This was a wonderful beer, easy to drink but full of flavor.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty brew that is generally low on aromas and flavors. Fair bit of body that turns thin and watery on the finish. Unsatisfying.
arn8897 (281) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Clear copper body with a white head. Aromas of, caramel, nuts, butterscotch. Flavors of the same with earthy aromas, roasty, raisin and a little pecan flavor. Very malty and sweet. Nice refreshing summertime beer. Very light on the palate.
Rune (10504) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle kindly provided by Cunningham, shared with other Norwegian ratebeerians (see below). A filmy layer on the top of a clear amber body. Modest smell of caramel and herbal hops. Similar taste of mild caramel, nuts, and herbal hops. Semi-sweet malt-fruity finish. Medium to thin bodied. Soft carbonated. Straightforward (Drammen 30.05.2015).
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Haand Ølfestival 2015, Drammen
[Courtesy of Cunningham] Pours clear deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, nuts and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, nutty and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
tfredvik (1611) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper body with a small, eggnog-coloured, long-lived head. Malty and very sweet aroma of wort, nuts and pale malts. Moderate aroma that follow the sweet aroma, with additional sweet caramel and sweet fruits. Mid-bodied and smooth on the palate. Moderate sweet taste with some bitterness in the finish. Almost ok-ish.
[sample from bottle courtesy of Cunningham, shared with ratebeerians in a secret mountain cabin, and not at all @ Haand ølfestival, Drammen]
Cunningham (6441) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep brown-ish color with a off white head. Nutty and fruity aroma. Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Toffee, malty and some dried fruits in the flavor. Decent.
[Bottle from a trade with RobertDale]
visionthing (4359) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35,5cl bottle shared by Cunningham, thanks a lot! Pours clear amber with a modest, off-white head. Sweet, caramelly and mild malty with notes of dried fruits, and sugar. Too sweet for ny liking, but still fairly drinkable. Fair enough.