Sarpa (1346) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 50cl @ Nordic. pours clear very dark brown, beige head. burnt malts, chocolate in the aroma. sweet, chocolate flavor but nicely balanced
klas (404) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from systembolaget. 40 SEK. Anis/smokey aroma and taste. Tested yesterday evening at the yearly Winter/Christmas seasonal brew testing. Good!
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black color, brown head. Strong roasty taste with coffee, chocolate, nuts, oats, herbs and a hint of smoke. Roasty finish with chocolate. Excellent stout.
Furseth (2080) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark red/black colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma has coffee, dark choclate, some caramellynes, and a bit fruitynes. Flavor had a somuth creamy mouth feeling of coffee, caramelly, choclate, and spicy, some smokeynes, but that is not mutch. Thin to medium body, medium coffee/chocolate fruity finish! Werry nice!
Bygers (1143) - 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 (1797) - Hallsberg, 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 (3076) - 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 (5179) - 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 (11311) - 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 (10934) - 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.