lusikka (6984) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of sweet tart berries, dark chocolate and some alcohol. Flavour of sweet caramel, tart berries, alcohol, metallic notes, dark chocolate, some off-flavours, grass and spices. Medium bodied, massive carbonation and a long, sweet, alcohol burning, metallic finish. Horrible balance and pretty close to a homebrew. What a disappointment. Hopefully it’s just this bottle.
tiong (4574) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a foamy head. Aroma of syrup, malts, dark ripe fruits, spices and hints of roastiness. Taste is carbonated, sweet, and syrupy with notes of dark ripe fruits, spices and caramel. Finish is sweet, carbonated and spicy with some licorice, syrupy and caramely toffee notes. Unbalanced, a bit messy.
Holmen1 (3297) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske hos Ole Anders juni-13: fint skum og aroma med krydder, syrnet frukt og maltsødme. Litt syrlig smak som varer. Kvadrupelpreg men allikevel a one night stand.
Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle, kindly shared by gunnar. ABV is 10.5%. Very dark ruby colour, nearly black. Moderate beige head. Sweetish malty and spicy aroma, nice. Malty and spicy flavour too, medium sweet, moderate notes of chili, I can’t pinpoint the cinnamon and tamarind, but I’m sure they are there.
gunnar (6205) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear dark brown with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel and chocolate,some spices as well. Taste is light sweet malty, nice bitter, fruity and spicy, some chilli at the end. Delicious.
thewolf (11387) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky red brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has chocolate, caramel, light coffee, heavy plums and raisins. Medium carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, chocolate, coffee, raisins. Good lingering bitterness. A touch of a cherry astringency to the mild vinious finish.
omhper (20759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Near black with small head. Slightly tarst nose with caramel and coffee. Sweet and full bodied with syrupy mouthfeel. Lots of coffee, some lemon. Some heat in the finish. Unpolished and sticky.
gunnfryd (12129) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, sugar, malt, alcohol, spices, chili. Flavour is dry, malt, alcohol, spices, chili, coffee, chocolate. Spicy beer.
AndySnow (4626) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, spices with a bit of nuts and chocolate. Flavour is dried fruit, caramel, some spices.
pentaz (1254) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear very dark chestnut with a diminishing frothy beige small head. Aroma is roasted malt, raisin, cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, burnt malt, citrus, peppers and wood. Taste is light+ sweet, bitter and light acidic.
Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes very dry with a lingering burnt/smoky bite.