Vaiz (3792) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, hosted by MrHangover. Brown pour. Aroma is roasted malts, rye, licorice, molasses and burnt malts. Flavor is roasted, bitter and quite full bodied.
dEnk (4193) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is roast, chocolate, molasses, etc. Flavour is roasty chocolate, roast, liquorice, molasses etc. Nice.
kermis (6836) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, rye, malt, overripe dark fruits. Flavor is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6483) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at @nieuwjaarsborrel.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely porter.
alexsdad06 (6873) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle shared. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, spicy rye notes, earthy hops, a splash of espresso with a dry, moderately bitter finish. Very nice collaboration and one I would have again.
Gorm (1699) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svært farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av malt, kaffe og sjokolade. Melkebaren.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours an orange tinted black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is chocolate, spice. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, spicy, some wood, tobacco. Finish is bitter coffee and chocolate, some menthol. Medium body, somewhat velvety mouthfeel and average carbonation.
Hermod (4042) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle, #761, brewed on 10.12.12. Pitch black, thin brown head. Aroma is overwhelming with licorice, wood, light smokey notes and rye quite strongly later on. Very smooth, oily mouthfeel. Flavor has chocolate, coffee, rye, licorice, hops. Espresso-like strong coffee in the dry, bitter finish. At the same time it feels velvety smoothin the mouth. Full bodied superb beer.
skortila (4816) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Sample 0,1ltr. The aroma has coffee, rye, some raisin tones, slight fruity hops. Dark coloured with a beige head. The taste is sweetish, and becomes more bitter towards the finish. The rye kicks in in the middle. Mouthfeel is smooth, bit slick with a medium-full body. Some kind of ashy/balsamic/aceton off-flavour (Couldn’t really pinpoint it) makes this beer a bit unbalanced. Good thing is that it is quite well drinkeable for its abv.
Vighals (1877) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sort med lys brunt skum. Mørk sjokolade, salt lakris, moden stenfrukt- plomme til sviskelukt. Søt, fyldig litt salt smak. Lite kullsyre, behagelig fyldig medium lang ettersmak.