yngwie (12531) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. It pours a clear, copper body under a small off-white head. Bready, quite fruity nose. Mostly dried fruits like prunes. Something reminiscent of oxidation, and a hint of toffee as well. The flavor is on the malty side, with bread and toffee, some oxidation, a hint of hazelnuts, some fruity hops and a little bitterness. Bready, bitter finish. Medium body. Far from impressing, and rather boring too. (090422)
RuneStumo (2040) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
28.02.2009, 0,5l Bottle. Dark brown colour, firm off-white head. Aroma is malt and hops. Both malt and hops are a little neutral. Nice but not perfect.
Gr0ve (2109) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Dark copper colour. Clear. Small off-white head that clings to the glass. Medicinal hops and a distinct cacao powder aroma. Light-bodied, but with nice nutty flavours. Dry texture and a little powdery. Gentle crisp hop bitterness. Dry earthy hops with a soft bitterness in the finish.
joergen (19353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Svea, malmö.
Clear orange red coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of dried fruits and overriped fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely ruby beer. Full maltiness, some cereals. Bubdued red fruit and berries. Some bitterness in the tail.
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Thin offwhite head with big bubbles. Clear reddish brown color. Fairly sweet caramel aroma with fruity and mineralic notes. A whiff of dusty/hayish hops. Taste is light sweet, has a modest malt base, with some earthy bittering hops and a note of plummy fruitiness and cellar. Sourish, quite watered down mouthfeel. Short, mild bitter ending.
Sigmund (4671) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Copper coloured beer, decent off-white head. The aroma has a nice blend of malts and fruity hops, notes of prunes, toffee and some chocolate. The flavour has earthy notes, some malts and fruit, hints of caramel, but the finish is "dusty" and dry with noticeable hops. A very nice bitter.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Biggish beige lasting head. Deep dark red-brown body with light carbonation. Fruity roasty earthy aroma with notes of dried plums, caramel, and chocolate. Dry-sweet earthy dried plums taste with roasty malty chocolate notes. Dry metallic chocolate aftertaste kind of jars with the fruitiness. It’s not bad, but I didn’t enjoy it much. (0.5l bottle, Centra, Oslo.)
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2008 500 ml bottle, bought at Vaaland, Bryne - shared with Roger. Dark amber/brown color, fine beige head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor is sweet and light roasted malt, fruit and noticeable hops. Dry finish and ok carbonation.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Bronze and very clear. Poured with a small head.Bitter but well balanced.Slightly dry and an all round pleasant beer.