Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaske, hentet fra dypet av Fridtjofen, og delt på RBD-samlingen hos Asle Bjørn: flott skum. Aroma av mørke malter, skokrem og gjær. I tillegg er der noe kjemikalieaktig i smaken. Som sur kaffe som har blitt stående lenge på trakteren? En særpreget bitter, for å si det diplomatisk. "Interesting" ville kanskje en høflig engelskmann sagt.
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark copper. Beige head. Aroma of dark, bitter malts, yeast and shoe polish. A bit waterish mouthfeel. Sour and slightly burned coffee, as well as amber malt in taste.
abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared bottle. Clear copper colored body with a light brown film. Yeast, earthy tones, resin and the smell of a coffee thermos where the old coffee refuse to leave after rinsing with warm water. The mouth adds to that impression. Watery texture. Lasting coffee notes.
Sigmund (5116) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting. Dark reddish brown colour, moderate off-white to beige head. Strong aroma of yeast, wood and roasted malts, coffee and solvent. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. Dry and woody flavour, moderately roasted malts and cold coffee. Not a favourite of mine.
gunnar (5293) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours deep red/amber with a tiny layer of bubbles. Aroma of dark malts, notes of shoe polish and aceton. Taste is light sweet, with a sourish sweaty note. Fine carbonated, some well hidden qualities here.
GuideDogSaint (293) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF set up 10 August 2014. Pours dark brown. Aroma of chocolate with some smoke. Mild sweet finish.
Jow (2154) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whiled dodging the rain had a few half pints at No 1 and this was first. Brown pour. Nose is earthy and malt. Tastes of earth, bread, malt, toffee, and some brown sugar. Mild flavors but pleasant.
sharkydodson (204) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity... the taste of caramel, dark fruits, coffee, toast with notes of citrus, chocolate, toffee and vanilla... dry and sweet aftertaste... looks like porter, a little bit...
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Again didn’t feel like a bitter. Aroma is lots of sweet roasty barley. Taste is very good, lots of malt again, like mugi cha. Treacle again. But light and refreshing.
kwik-lime (1306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Despite my anxieties from the touristy name and venue (Cafe Royal in Edinburgh), this was surprisingly good. Rich malt, some chocolate and dark fruits. Really good bitter.