Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Ølfestival 2012. Very dark amber with little head. Hard to put into words how woody this beer smells. Huge oak presence which I really did enjoy. To taste it is to be feasting on a pork product of some desciption with a big, drying, oaky bite at the end. It’s faintly musty and lemony too. Despite the big body it feels thin and watery at times. Maybe that’s just the effects of the oak and smoke messing with my senses. For all its oddities and inconsistencies I found it hard not to be impressed with this beer, and I’d gladly try some more.
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden amber. Small off white had. Oaky wooden flavoured. Light chemical and smooth vanilla. Toasted malty and oaky dense finish. Smooth.
SirLimpsalot (2067) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012: Mastig fatkaraktär, mycket het, ganska söt och med en tydlig fruktig/bärig eftersmak.
gyllenbock (4427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CBC 2012.
Clear reddish/brown with a small head. Aroma of malt, smoke, spices and caramel. The taste was on the heavy side with notes of alcohol. Sweet with wood, yeast and dried fruit. An interesting beer to try but it was heavy.
_angst_ (2609) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours hazy dark wooden brown with a creamy brownish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with dark bread. wood, golden syrup. smoke, resin and hints of minerals, caramel, orange peal and wet soil. Taste is sweet with dark bread, freshly chopped wood, smoke, resin, ash, grass, oily pine, orange peal, caramel and alcohol. Mouthfeel is rich, smooth, tiny tart and full bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny tart with bread, wood, smoke and lemon zest.
MiP (13516) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, 11%. Cloudy dark brown colour. Smoke and plastic aroma. Sweet plastic flavour, smoked and slightly plasticky.
jonas (5595) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBF 2012. Claret brown, low offwhite head. Peated, fruity aroma, smoked makril - fatty, salt, a bit chocolate. I get the smoke, but I can’t guess where the salt comes from. Chocolate roast retronasal, salt on the palate.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap. Pours a cloudy, dark orangey brown with no head. Fat, greasy unpleasant iodine aroma. Rich body, sweet roast and syrup, overripe dark fruit, again loads of rubber and iodine. Warming alcohol finish. 110512
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap@ Haand2012. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of smoke, malt, some perfume and caramel. Flavor is sweet and smoked with some malt, perfume, oak and bourbon. Medium body, soft carbonation.
olio (5947) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Pours dark red color with small head. Aroma of sour fruits and berries, mild smoky notes, spices and malts, some barnyard notes also. Flavor of malts, dark ripe fruits, yeast, sourish fruits and berries. Sweetish fruity palate with a sticky aftertaste.