MisoW (2295) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Another jewel from trade with Palme. Pours dark brown color, beaige head. Aroma is great - peated, whiskey, wine, smoked, vanilla. Taste is also smoked, plums, dark chocolate, hints of sourness, grapes. Alcohol was very well hidden. This is a very nice beer.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark copper/brownish colour with a small off white to tan head that leaves some lace on the glass. Aroma is sour fruit(mostly getting cherry), wood, faintly peaty, mild alcohol and bourbon. Flavour is sour fruit, sour wood, mild alcohol, light bitterness, and bourbon.
Reimer96 (1518) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear deep ruby red with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of wood, bourbon, peat, hint of vanilla, alcohol soaked fruit, quite pleasant. Taste is wood, peat, bourbon, cherries/plums and a hint of licorice on the finish. Medium high carbonation on this gives it?s lots of flavor but it?s not as good as the regular as it kills all the nice peaty flavors and isn?t as full bodied either.
allmyvinyl (6345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at North Bar, Leeds, for their 15th birthday party. A long time ago now, I know, but I found a note down the (metaphorical) back of the sofa, and realised there we’re tons of Nogne beers I have drunk but not rated yet. It was 1/3rd pint and I remember it being brown, smoky and full-bodied. Didn’t get the bourbon to be honest.
Gerbeer (2360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a slight red tint. Almost no head. Aromas of smoke, dark fruit, roasted malts, and a little vanilla. Complex flavors: oily smoke, vinous wood, plums, and tobacco. Quite a bit of heat on the finish. Much better than the standard Sunturn as the smoke is very much toned done and other flavors come to play. Expensive.
bergstaden (1686) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber with a small head - sweet malt aroma with some vanilla and wood notes - good malt body with a lot of vanilla and wood, and with a subdued smoke the finish is lingering vanilla from the wood barrel - this was very good and the best of the sunturns in my taste
Countbeer (5318) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
When opening this bottle it whistled (to me. Finaly somebody that recognises my beauty)!
Dark orange to amber brown pour.
A medium to lightly bigger creamy beige foamy head that changes or even disappears really slow.
The body has a deep dark hazy brown colored appearance.
Aroma is a very nice mix of smoke, bourbon, peat, red fruit like berries and some alcohol soaked cherries, roosvicee, floral and plant tones, liquorice wood and creamy sweet malts.
Flavours are a nice mix of bourbon, red fruit, berries, cherries and some strawberry, alcohol, wood, peat, malts, spices, cream, bitters, light berry sour touch, some porridge and hay with alcohol drenched grains.
Aftertaste is a mix of wood, spices, alcohol, red fruit/berries, grains and some bourbon.
Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
I like this stuff. Expensive but good.
GothGargoyle (1692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy darkish brown with a minimal beige head. Aroma is grapes, oak, leather, sandalwood, fig, rhubarb. Medium-light bodied, slightly acidic on the palate with some smoke and tannin as well as booze on the finish. Taste is dry whit wine, liquorice, oak, bourbon, fig, hickory, smoke, leather. Pretty tasty, would make a hell of a BBQ sauce.
aleksander9 (794) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is Hazy dark reddish/brown. Aroma is really good, alot of smoke, vinous, bourbon, red wine, chocolate and wood. A little disappointing medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Little aftertaste of roasted malts, bourbon, wood, peated smoke, almost whiskey like.
Overall: Nice beer. Big pluss for aroma, but also minus for taste and palate. Second edition will probably be awesome!
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite sweet on the palate, but has a leatheriness about it that makes it work. Hides alcohol very well with little head. It’s a nice beer, but given the price tag it is one you only try once.