olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub, Tampere.
Pours pitch black colour with medium head. Aroma of berries, malts, ripe fruits and ashy chocolate. Flavour of ripe fruits, plum, mild berries, caramel and some toffee notes.
laiti (5653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Nordic. 7,5% version, BBE 12.08.2012
Aroma has fruity hops and some licorice. Sweetish flavour has licorice, some spices, berries and semi-roasted malt. Interesting.
abstractbeer (237) - NORWAY - DEC 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a pretty darn black brew, with an inch of creamy, light-brown head. The head sinks slowly, leaving lots of lacing. In the nose I get mainly dark malts and fresh grains, and some dark fruits. Full mouthfeel, soft carbonation. In the flavor I get dark malt, coffee, licorice. The promised aniseed and fennel seeds are there, but not very prominent. Or perhaps I should say they’re well-integrated. They don’t leap out at you, but they’re definitely there. Quite bitter, almost on the edge of astringent. Earthy finish.
As I continue drinking it, I sense that there’s something strange about this beer, I think it’s the spices, and that 0,5 liters was too much for me alone.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a good creamy head. Roasted malt aroma with note of spicys. Flavor is sweet and a bit watery.
RuneStumo (2183) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
09.12.2011. 0,5l Botle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Dark brown color with off-white head. Aroma of dark malts. Good flavours of dark malts with some sweetness and good bitterness. Medium body with good alcohol strength and good lasting bitter aftertaste. Strong and solid beer.
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø. Kullsort. OK luftig, litt farget skum som henger seg på glasset. Sterk søt karamellaroma. Smaken det samme, men også innslag av lakris. Monoton.
KnutAlbert (6078) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Very dark, milk chocolate head.
Spicy aroma, but the aniseed is a bit overpowering considering the rather smooth stout base. Coffee, chocolate.
espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle at Håndverkerstuene. Best before 2013-06-06. It poured a pitch black colour with a minimal head. Aroma is roasted malts, peat, some caramel as well as some floral notes(?). Flavour is bitter at first, but in a good way. Soon after the sweet parts comes around. Notes of chocolate, mild coffee as well as some spice. Medium long aftertaste.
Jarlskov (23) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
licorice, black, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, soft carbonation,
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle. This one pours a dark dark brown body with a nice quite big and heavy lacing tan head. The aroma is light spicy with lots of chocolate milk, some roasted malts, hops and licorice. Quite nice. Average carbonated with a medium-bodied and oily mouthfeel. Good and hoppy flavors nicely blended with chocolate, roasted malts and some nice hints of both licorice and wood. Ends quite bitter and hoppy before its leaving the mouth quite dry with a nice roasted aftertaste. Good stuff!