Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CP&K. It pours hazy deep orange, with a thick fluffy off-white head and low-moderate carbonation. The nose is orange, wood, resin and feta cheese. The taste is sweet tangerine, juicy orange, mango, marmalade, resin, wood, ginger, grass and alcohol warmth, with a long bitter finish. A decent Double IPA, but a bit too much sweetness and alcohol for me.
evergreen0199 (1642) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, tropical fruit, slightly sweet. Really rich and complex and enjoyable. I’ve only had a couple of Nogne beers but I’d love to get my hands on some more.
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, hops, spiyces. Appearance: dark yellow, low foam. Taste: sweet and hopped. Palate: medium body. Overall 18/20.- Great!>
Snegurochka (331) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, shared by Rune at the XI Beer Session in Tårnrommet 18. Nov 2010. Thanks! Dark amber murky body. Strong smell of hops, bread and orange. Raisin, tar, tobacco with notes of prunes and tangerines in taste. I found it a tad sour and acidic though, so maybe storing it some more would have been a good idea?
drpimento (2033) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a luscious, lovely beer! I let it warm up some out of my cold fridge. Poured with a thick, foamy, frothy, creamy, light tan head and lots of lace. Color is a clear medium orange, copper, amber. Aroma at first was hops, malt, and yeast; then I got pineapple, grapefruit, cherries, cigar. Flavor is much the same and has interplay between the heavy hop and malt sweetness. Very full, round, lush body with perfect carbonation to cut through it. Finish has some hints of the alcohol and ends up a wisps of lingering sweetness. Good for session sipping.
GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at SL... Dark orange in color, small head. Aroma figs, dark fruit. Smells like a barleywine or quad... Taste bitter, but not hoppy... Lots of dark fruit, malty, sugary, toasy and some honey. The alcohol is warming but not offensive. This is more like a barleywine... Medium to heavy body.... a little sticky. Overall: Not a bad beer but I was expecting a hopped up brew... not a barleywine...
ABS (343) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, hazy color. Smell of hops, fruit and alcohol. Starts a tad sweet, ends bitter, but not over the top. Taste of hops, fruit, then some alcohol at the end of the tasting.
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
copper/amber/hazy dark brown colour. liquid is hazy and deep. pours a white/tanned creamy foamy head with a very good intact texture. appearance is extremely good and balanced. aromascape consists of fruit, citrus, grapes, resin, sweet toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, a bit of coffee, mild roasty, cream, dough, vanilla, mild liquorice, herbs, cheese, malt.. very broad. taste is medium bitter with a very nice tingly distinct sweetness. wide sourness and tight saltiness rounds up the package. the body is medium with a thick texture. a very complex beer with unique character. one of the best from nogne.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a hazy, coppery, deep amber with an average, pillowy, off-white head which settles to a thin, pillowy, froth and leaves some frothy, drippy lace. The nose is interesting with some toasted caramel, faint roast, resinous pine, peach, maybe some kiwi? (Nelson Sauvin), and honey-dipped cereal. The flavor is a pleasant mix of toasted caramel, honey-soaked cereal, and slight roast before the assault of the hops bringing a medium to high bitterness; notes of resinous pine, a slight tangy/spicy rye note, similar fruit profile (kiwi, peach), and some floral tones. The palate is perfect with a medium to full body, less than lively carbonation, and a round velvety mouthfeel. The beer finishes with growing bitterness and less sweetness with still an overwhelming pine and slight rustic, honeyed cereal, dry floral, and dried apricot. One of the more unique hoppy beers I have had in a while; plenty of malt complexity but still full of hop flavors and bitterness. No sign of the 10%, feels more like 7%. Not quite was I was expecting but certainly pleasantly surprised.
Borup (4406) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, hops, fruit and caramel.