Bygers (922) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,5l. Dark brown color with off-white head. Aroma of anise, fennel, licorice and dark malts. Taste of dark malts, fennel, anise, licorice with some sweetness and bitter hops. A bit too much on the sweet side with fennel/anis maybe? Medium body with good alcohol strength and lasting bitter aftertaste. Strong and solid beer.
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Dazz3 (1575) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours black with a huge brown head. Smells dark chocolate, some coffee and abit bread malt. Tastes abit smoky, roasted malt, dark chocolate, small bitterness with a similar finish.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a creamy, pale brown head. The aroma holds glue, almond, caramelized milk chocolate, dark chocolate, dark grainy bread, some coffee powder, earthy spices, fresh vegetables, yeast, rotten oranges, anise and faint hops. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with subtle hops and friendly roast, Orange and liquorice. The mouthfeel is round and tiny tart with a soft/light crisp carbonation. Sugar, nuts, roast and earthy hops on the finish. Medium bodied.
thebeertourist (5029) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Sweet caramel nose, complemented by roast in the mouth. Spices are present, but the aniseed is not overpowering. On the sweet side, but decent.
Borup (7001) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice and alcohol.
Meilby (8651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours dark brown almost black with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate and star anise. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long licorice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
ABS (650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown, almost black. Malt and anise/liquorice nose. Quite spicy aroma, with (too much) anise. Malt, coffee and chocolate as well. Feels salty because of the anise. Not that pleasant.
SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stockholm Beer 2012: Ganska stor och kryddig doft. Smaken är lite mer balanserad men den blir kanske lite väl i sötaste laget.
gyllenbock (5376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Black with a small tan head. A lot of spices both in the aroma and taste. Licorice, malt, fruit, some notes of ash, fennel. Rather cool and interesting.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown body, lighter brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, berries and cinnamon. Taste of coffee, chocolate and more christmas spices (clove?), with yeast and nuts. A good take. Good body and balance, lasting herbal finish.