nilsas (660) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
God duft av humle, malt, krydder og rosin. Mørk brun farge. tynt dekkende skum. Fin smak av humle og rosin.
djoeye (453) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5L 4.5% brown bottle, from supermarket.
Big bright brown head, persistent, making lacings.
Brown body. Scents of hops, pine tree, grapefruit, spruce.
Taste; lots of hops, spruce needles, juniper, smoked syrupy malts.
Underlying bitterness, well balanced, full bodied.
Final; roasted malts, smoked chestnuts, trampled pine sticks, dark dry chocolate, coffee-bitter swing. A good candidate in front of a fireplace, or for Christmas evenings.
Overall very tastey on only 4.5.
Vighals (414) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk brun med beige lavt skum som ligger godt. Malt og lett karamellukt. Lite søt, salt lakris, medium bitter. Medium - kullsyre. Bitter og salt ganske lang ettersmak.
RexTalionis (1990) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl, batch #1026, BBE 09.04.2015. Pours dark amber in color with a tan head. Bit of chocolate, wet old cellar notes and nuttyness in aroma. In the beginning there was something that felt a bit sticky, like perfume or something similar. This faded away quite fast though. Bitter in taste, some bready malty notes and chocolate too in flavor. Tasty brew with chocolate bitterness and mild peppery spicyness in aftertaste. A bit of some harsh notes appears sadly towards the end.
BeerBaboon (1372) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is spices, malt and caramel. Flavour is spices, sweet, bitter and coffee.
VastActiv (1664) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Hints of chocolate, spices, ginger? and malts.
armando629 (2324) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle as a gift.
Poured opalescent brown with a medium froathy tan head. Aroma of light roasted-toasted grains, fruity yeast. Easy body, light chocolate and dark fruits, some fruity yeasts. Fine beer but not a very exciting one.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Unclear brown color, low beige head. Aroma of belgian yeast, nuts, sweet caramel. Strong bitter taste, raisins, dark malt, spices. Lasting bitter malt aftertaste.
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown with a small head. Slightly malty bit lacks any distinctive taste.
Inbreak (1074) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10.09.2013, 0,5l bottle (#849b expired on 07.08.2013) @ home, courtesy og Jan Ove @ Matkroken for testing purpose:
Nice slightly brown mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, roasted dark malts, roasted nuts, chocolate, puffed rice, caramel, hay, roasted grain, hints of coconut. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, burnt caramel, roasted nuts, hay, chocolate, hops, coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly thin body. Very nice, has evolved fine since it was released last year.