yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 Bottle. I have not changed my scores, as the new sample is of an old bottle, BB-date 990311. My scores for this old bottle would be 6-5-6-4-15-3.6. I found it by accident in my cellar, and this is the "norwegian" version, bottled by Aass in the late 90ís. Clear, black with a small brown head, no carbonation. Rounded aromas of sweet, roasted malts. Sour-sweet, bitter flavors with coffee, chokolate and a hint of cellar. Medium body. This seven year old beer with a quite low ABV stored well, and matured in a mostly pleasant way. (060113)
On tap at Christian Firtal, Odense, Denmark. A black stout with a small tan head. Mild flavors of roasted malt and coffee. Medium-bodied and drinkable. (051028)
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 4, 2005
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted 31/10/2005. 500ml bottle from Liquorland, Miramar.
Dark ruby, almost black with a thin, tan, head. Head disappears soon after and canít be coaxed back, as hard as I try.
That and a watery appearance doesnít bode well. Bland, unfresh, nose. Some toastiness is detected and a touch of soapiness. I thought I smelt the sea... but it must have been a dream. Watery, pissy, weak, lightweight, over-carbonated mouthfeel delivers a rather average flavour that reminds me of watered-down stout. "Bitter coca-cola" would pretty much sum this one up.
Almost picked up the "Owd Roger", now I wish I had,or do I? The only question I have left is - "Have I over-rated this?"
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Liquorice and roasted malts are prominent in the lightly sweet, chocolate aroma. Opaque dark brown body with dense, fine-bubbled, nitro, tan head that lasts well and coats the glass. Fairly sweet flavour has suggestions of chocolate with light roasty bitterness and some notes of liquorice. Creamy, smooth texture with soft bubbles in the mouth. Sampled on tap at Charlieís Bar in Copenhagen.
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Very dark ruby with lasting tan head. Some slightly sour choc aroma, bit of black skinned fruit. Some creminess in mouth. Finish is too fast for a stout but with some more choc and some bitterness and slightly grainy. This time last week I have the Titanic Stout from Sainsbury which is just infinitely superior to this.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin brownish head on a dark brown body. Very little aroma, but nice mouthfeel. A drinkable, unambitious beer.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
(on nitro at Charlieís in Copenhagen) Clear red-black body topped by a creamy beige head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, faint chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, cream, roasty, minimal bitterness. Creamy light-medium body, very drinkable.
turbothy (1027) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @ The Wharf, Aalborg
Looks the part, but doesnít deliver. Watery and bland flavour. Disappointing.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with tupalev at Chesterís Beers of the World in Hamilton. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma was practically non-existant, a very faint oyster stout smell and chocolate lurking somewhere in there. But it looked great at least. As far as oyster stouts go this was enjoyable but ultimately dissapointing as it was very mild and watery -- it needs more oomph. Iíd drink it again but would choose many oyster stouts over it.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2007 Tried another bottle thanks to my friend big red. Best before Jan 07. Much better aroma- nice dry malt, a little syrupy sweet. Taste better too - really nice dru uk style stout with hint of syrup in end. Much better. Original 4/4/5/2/12
Bottle, Chesterís Hamilton. Dark black pour. Creamy brown head - looked lovely. Hardly any aroma at all. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Roasted creamy taste - not much flavour really and certainly nothing off or offensive, but nothing to really recommend either. Just a well made solid session stout that didnít impress of piss me off. Certainly none of the dessert like qualities I have found in other oyster stouts. Shared a bottle with blankboy.
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Pours nice and dark with an off-off-white head. Nice lacing. A milder beer than I expected (beacuse of the name) with notes of chocolate an fudge. Feels nice and creamy in the mouth and has a bitter and "fudgy" finish.