faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella, thanks Yngvar! Hazy dark brown, nice medium head. Sweet caramel nutty chocolate bitter aroma. Quite good a mouthfeel. The flavour has a good dark maltiness with bitter hops, nuts, some chocolate and roasty caramel. Bitter malty caramellic finish. Nice.
Maria (10194) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s mahogany-red with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and nuts. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, karamel, licorice, a little nuts and the finish is dry with a touch of citrus – a nice beer indeed!
Rune (10006) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, batch 386, from Vinmonopolet, Langnes. Light brownish hue with good duration over a deep, dark brown body. Comprehensive beer in both aroma and flavour. Very well balanced smell of just malts and hops. Taste of dark fruits and dark, chocolate malts with underlying spicy acidity. Light hints of yeast. Ends up with lingering hop bitterness. Ashy dryness in texture. Well bodied. I bought a few more bottles to be cellared, should be interesting to re-taste them before Oct.2013 (Tromsø, 07.03.2009).
rosenbergh (9510) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Batch #753. BB 18/01/15. (Vinmonopolet) Mo i Rana, Norway.
Hazy brown colour with small tan head.
Yeast, brown sugar, malt and mild dark fruits in aroma.
Flavour is dark malt, yeast, hints of hops and dark fruits. Quite simple and boring Ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Borup (9452) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Super Best, Rødovre. Unclear brown colour with a biege head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, roasted malt, hops and chocolate.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. The pour is a muddy, murky deep brown with a thin white head. Really no head formation. Nose is pretty muted. Mild berries and fruit juice. Taste is similar- very thin fruit juice with prickly carbonation. Very odd. Goes quite chalky and intensely bitter with small cinnamon spice. But really odd. Perhaps over attenuated? Certainly inoffensive but really doesn’t bring forth a lot of discernible character. If given to me in a Juicy Juice box, I would probably not once stop to think if I had been secretly given beer.
JorisPPattyn (8916) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small but persistent dark-creamcoloured head over beautiful red-brown beer. Bit sourish nose, superimposed upon dark, melanoidin-y malts and some buttery notes. Rosemary aroma. Rather dry, woody flavour, spicy, cacaopowder, and dried juniper or cypress branches. Medium bodied, bit watery but not too much. Little qua aftertaste. Nice, dry brown; spicy and light.
kermis (8508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at BBF 2011. Hazy brown pour with white head. Aroma of banana and other fruit. Malt, banana and and sugar in the flavour.
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ Konttori, Tampere.
Rated on 20110805.
Pours murky brown color with a light, quickly collapsing head. Aroma of malts, caramel and some fruits. Flavor of malts, fruits and notes of pine.
Skinnyviking (8200) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Low creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy dark brown body. Roasted malt caramel alcohol aroma. Sweet roasted malt caramel grass pine flavor. High carbonation. Long aftertaste.