Sigmund (5119) - Tau, - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 250 ml bottle in silk paper and metal cylinder, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 12.5%. Sampled side by side with 2. edition. Deep reddish brown colour, clearer and slightly paler than the 2. edition, low off-white head. The aroma here is somewhat better, notes of red wine and red beets. The flavour is definitely better, vinous notes (fortified wine), hints of oak, nicely balanced bitterness in the finish. Warming mouthfeel, but slightly less alcoholic than 2. ed. Quite good stuff.
Foffern (1225) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. The colour is deep amber with a small, off-white head that fades fast. Sweet aroma of caramel, leather, oak, alcohol and hops in the background. Sweet flavour as well with more sweet caramel, leather, oak and a strange cigarette and cardboard ending. Has a slick and silky mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A sweet and interesting ale, but the flavour feels a bit unbalanced. Maybe over top.
Beerhammaren (1070) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.25l bottele from Alko Arkadia
Pours couldy orange/copper with low head. Aroma is fruits, caramel, malts, dark fruits. Complex. Flavor is alcohol, dried fruits, caramel, red berries, dark fruits, plums, some bitternes in the end. Well balanced beer, but somehow a bit thinner flavor than in 2nd edition.
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy amber color. Aroma of spiced caramel. Taste is similar; not nearly as sweet as the others in this series (all tasted side by side).
TET (1645) - FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #04297, brewed 20.12.2011, bbe 20.12.2016. A reddish brown beer with a very weak and blond head. The nose is complex, unique adn interesting. Richness of malts, sweet fruits and caramell, melon, marshmellow, strawberries, riped bananas. Taste is quite sweet but it’s not bothering, caramel malts, melon, lots of unspecified fruits, some drying bitterness. Full bodied, low carbonation, not heavy. Sake yeast has made the work and the result is a unique fruitmix. Interesting and succesfully, fruitful and sweet beer.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, sweet malty caramel, light spice, very sweet.
GRM (2988) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass, 4-ounce, bottle, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 11 2014; eye: coppery with a bronze hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, yeast, caramel, toffee, light alcohol; mouth: malt, yeast, caramel, toffee, light alcohol, light pepper, light alcohol acridness, finale in caramel with good presence of malt, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, syrupy texture; overall: correct
Verre, 4 onces, bouteille, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 11 juin 2014; œil : cuivrée avec une teinte bronze, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, levure, caramel, toffee, léger alcool; bouche : malt, levure, caramel, toffee, léger alcool, léger poivre, légère aigreur d’alcool, finale en caramel avec bonne présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture sirupeuse; en résumé : correct
ferryman72 (12) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense, sweet (caramel) aroma. Clear, light brown with no head. Sweet (umami?) taste that lingers, then turns lightly bitter. Medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, slightly bitter, long finish. This beer must be savored and enjoyed over a long period of time.
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at S&G tasting.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: sweet, somewhat hoppy, caramel.
TASTE: caramel, hoppy, very sweet.
kordestanchi (38) - - JUL 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy dark with tan head, sweet caramel and ginger aroma, tastes bitter sweet with raisin ginger after taste. A magnificent Notwegian beer
RW80 (600) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 cl bottle
Appearance: Light Hazy mahogany with little tan head, poor retention.
Aroma: Sweet fruity tones. caramel and alcoholic.
Taste: Heavy red fruity sweetness, sweet mals, light bitterness, however the aftertaste is lichees and quite long lasting. It’s a bit boozy but not annoying burning.
above medium body, soft carbonation.