OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle @Papsoe’s. Clear dark brown body. A beige lace on top. Sweet-scented malts to the nose. A whiff of dried dark fruits. Medium malt body. On the sweet side. Quite unrefined, with pepper, burnt sugar and dark caramel notes. Hot solvent-like alcohol sting. Peppery endnotes. [14.07.12]
Geokkjer (5265) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, alcohol, hay, grains and spices. Flavor is sweet and malty with some licorice, caramel, warming alcohol, fruitiness and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
olio (5261) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear deep dark ruby red color with small rapidly dissipating head. Aroma of spices, mild ripe fruits, caramel, some malts and toffee. Flavor of spices, dark malts, caramel, some toffee notes, mild cocoa and some pumpkin notes. Quite spicy and christmassy feel to it.
lusikka (5325) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. 2011 vintage. Thanks Timo A.
Pours a dark brown colour with a white head. Aroma of rich English toffee, vanilla beans and cotton candy. Flavour of rich toasted malts, English toffee, grass, dark chocolate, raisins and bread. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a strong, rich, quite sweet finish. Could be a Belgian Strong Ale as well. A nice and rich winter-warmer.
laiti (4943) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle vintage 2011 @ Timo A, BBE
Aroma is sweet and quite light with some brown sugar and belgian yeast. Flavour is rather spicy with some brown sugar, malt and herbs. Warming finish. Too strong on spices and also a bit too sweet. Could be a belgian strong ale as well.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle, courtesy of Humlelala
Dark color, almost black, with brown rim; it has medium sized creamy head. Nice and mild aroma of roasted malt, treacle and firewood. Medium body strength, good flavor of caramel, some roasted malt, roasted nuts, also some oxidation; the residual sugars are very limited. The bitterness is correct.
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Voldby, DK.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavour with caramel, roasted malt and spices.
hallinghansen (1735) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is malt, liquorice, caramel. Flavor is liquorice, caramel, malt, alcohol.
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Papsoe’s, not sure who shared it.
Deep brown color, light head. Sweet and estery aroma, very estery taste, a bit thin. My notes are limited but I think I enjoyed this one overall.
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at DØE. Dark amber colour with a brown head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, fruit, spice and coffee.