larsga (7220) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small beige head. Clear dark brown body. Syrupy tar and molasses aroma with roasty licorice notes. Sweet perfumy smoky spicy taste with musty vanilla notes. Full-bodied. Mild, flat, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dryish alcohol and vanilla aftertaste with smoky tarry lavender perfume notes. Too perfumy and sweet, but the base beer shines through and is still great. (0.15l sample at Haand 2012.)
jonas (6673) - 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.
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Haand Festival 2012. Theregular version is one of my very favourites, the oak chips give an extra dryness and some vanilla. But I’m not convninced it is really an improvement.
tiong (6266) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration
Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth foamy head. Strong smoked aroma with notes of oak, vanilla, wood, ash, berries and caramel malts. Taste is smoked and malty with some berries, oak and vanilla notes. Finish is malty with notes of smoked ham, ash and vanilla. Nice, tasty smoked beer.
Beer5000 (5818) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma has roasted malt, smoke, perfume and Bourbon/Cognac. Flavor is sweet, smooth roasted malt, smoke, oak, dry fruit and both Bourbon/Cognac. Full body and aftertaste with smoke and warming alcohol. Very nice.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with beige head. Aroma of smoke. Flavour with alcohol and caramel.
ClubGonzo (5359) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, cheers to Meilby the tapmeister! ;-) Deep nut brown body, small off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits, oak, cognac, booze, vanilla, hints of smoke and dark malts in the back. The smokiness seems very much subdued compared to the regular version. Taste is booze, heavy dry oak tones, smoke and cured ham. Hints of cognac and dark malts. Intensely oaked; in fact this may be the most wood-marked beer I’ve ever had. A fun experience, and another tasty beer from Nøgne Ø.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap @Haand ØlFestival ’12. A low lightly tanned head, covering a shady dark brown colored body. Initial aroma of wood and well roasted dark malts, followed by a scent of burnt caramel, something herb-like, and faint alcohol. Succulent, full, almost flat body. Taste is sweet and roasty. Vanilla tones, hint of oak, charcoal and dark dried fruits. Warming alcohol and roasty bitterness in the ending.
_angst_ (4395) - 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.
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2012. Pours dark red mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is smokey fruity sweet raisins fidges tary. Flavor similar to aroma, good bitterness, very fresh fruity and sweet with good bitter bite. Finishes bitter smoked and fruity.