mcberko (6332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL bottle, pours an opaque dark amber / mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, vegetal notes, and dark fruits. Flavour brings out caramel malt, toffee, and residual sugars. Very well-balanced, without too much residual sugars. Decent stuff.
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy amber brown colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of strong gooseberries, nettles and caramel. Flavour of strong caramel malts, sweet berries, gooseberries, nettles and hay. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a very sweet finish. Decent.
larsga (6185) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium beige head. Deep dark red body. Syrupy fruity papery aroma with floral caramel and earth notes. Dry-sweet earthy floral fruity taste with roasty sherry and paper notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, faintly hot mouthfeel. Dry earthy fruity wild berry aftertaste with toffee floral musty notes. There are also smoky ash notes. It’s fairly sweet. Delicate, harmonic, and subtle, but slightly unfresh and musty. Still a great beer. (0.5l bottle, Fish and Beer, Copenhagen.)
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 15.03.2014.
Pours clear copper-amber color with a medium sized head. Aroma of goose berry bush, some ripe fruits, caramel, toffee and hay. Flavor of toffee, caramel, ripe fruits, hay, some hops and malts, some "danish berries" though. Decent.
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Terracotta pour, clear, yet quite sedimented at the bottom, covered by a quickly fading head. Highly aromatic, very English aroma where vibrant fruity esters poke the rich biscuity, caramelly, honeyed, toffee laden, sweet yet satisfyingly balanced toasted maltiness. Brightly extracted malt flavours quickly bring that ale to sweetness levels that are beyong my usual preferences. Its almost intense fruitiness, of an almost juicy nature, especially taking into account the very soft, almost timid carbonation, acts as a counterbalance to the malt’s sweetness, bringing the focus to a vinous territory, one of a dessert wine, perhaps, but one where ample, chewy texture never feels quite syrupy and minimal, tea-like hops, maintain the focus with eloquence. Broad fruit range covered here: plum, peach, white grape ans strawberry: a fruit salad amid a strong cerealic foundation. Staying two-dimensional throughout - fruit and caramelly malts - but doing it with conviction and no abuse. Surprisingly very impressive to me.
Svesse (6080) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 9 Oct 2010) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of red berries, caramel and vinous hints of alcohol. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, red berries, sweet and vinous finish with a spicy bitterness. Almost full body, fairly sweet with warming alcohol. Nice barley wine, possibly a bit boozy.
KnutAlbert (6071) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful deep amber, lively carbonation, fine head. Dark fruit, wood and vinous aroma.
Lovely flavour, too. Prunes, port, nuts and oak. Sweet and dry.
Camons (5901) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Fairbar. Pours dark golden with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, light booze. Taste is malt, caramel, prumes, plums, brown sugar, some alchohol. Full body,low carbonation. 240110
Borup (5824) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, alcohol, fruit and sweet toffee.
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, brown sugar, some spices, yeast and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some brown sugar, caramel and grains. Medium body, average carbonation.