AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown color, hints of red with a thin, tan head. Strong aroma that is intensely earthy with caramel balancing and a nice overlay of milk chocolate...sounds nice does’nt it. Unfortunately as it warms it shows a lot of rubber band-like aromas that are akin to dead yeast cells similar to what is found in the aroma of Greene Kings beer these days. Flavor is not as good as the aroma. There is a distractijng winyness that undoes the palate. The aroma components are there but are overshadowed by the wine-like character and the thin, almost unsubstancial body. This is light, spicy, and quite flavorful for a beer of just over 4% ABV but the rubber-like, dead yeast cell really gains prominence as it warms. This probably should not have been shipped to the US. It is too small of a beer to make the trip. Overall points are high for what it could be.
bjakk (441) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish red, clear with nice yellow head. Hint of malty smoke in the aroma. Sweet, burned sugar malt with burned sugar aftertaste. A nice one.
smmaaren (265) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from Rimi supermarket. Pours dark ruby/brownish with a small creamy beige head. Malty coffee caramel aromas. Smooth and good beverage from Nøgne Ø (as always...)
aleksander9 (618) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with tan head. aroma is coffee, caramel, nuts, soy sauce and chocolate. Round palate. Aftertaste is floral, biscuits, caramel and dark chocolate. Overall: Nice! Decent.
esox (1164) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Foaming like hell, dark brown-amber, somewhat cloudy. Strong raisin notes when too cold, some herbal notes. Syrupy, toasted bread is more obvious when warmer. Dried fruit notes, as long as sweet herbal hops. Dryish malt flavor, grains, sweetish chocolate, somewhat herbal hop aftertaste. Medium body, frothy texture.
Florya (583) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark brown, medium tan head. Aroma:coffe, nuts, caramel. Palate: Medium body, smooth carbonation.
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/XII/14 - 50cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: 11/XI/14, brewed: 11/XI/13 (2014-1479)
Clear purple brown beer, huge fluffy brown head, falls down quickly, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit dusty, roasted, mocha, cocoa powder, malty, dried fruits, milk chocolate, chemical, band-aid, chocolate milk. MF: lots of carbon, medium to light body. Taste: very roasted start, coffee, mocha, bit sourish. Aftertaste: coffee, toast, sour touch, little sweet, caramel, chocolate.
scanovajr (659) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A deep amber beer with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is malty with roasted notes. Taste is also malty, roasted and sweet, caramel, nuts. Software carbonation. Thin body
asimeow (166) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5l bottle. Dark,brown,with hints of licorice and raisins. Pretty standard xmas brew,albeit not labelled as such,but preferable to the typical dunkel or amber and dark lagers.
Yorker (1462) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours murky brown with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, caramel, and nuts - with a slightly bitter finish.
Desverger (2793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen - pours dark brown with tan good tan coloured head. Dark malty aroma and taste, lots of caramel, dark toffee, brown sugar, some dark fruity and nutty. Lovely.