SPDickerman (917) - Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark murky brown with a thin ring of light beige fizz. Smells smokey and of vanilla. Taste is caramel, smoke, hints of vanilla, and a touch of booze. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew finishes with a soft lingering sweetness.
Sebilinz (447) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts smoke and some alcohol. Taste is caramel sweetness with dried fruits, some herbs and smoke. Aftertaste is medium bitter with roasted malts and smoke. Nice complex one.
Pyrmir (3252) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Reddish brown with beige head. Aroma of peat, smoked meats, roasted malt and booze. Taste is medium sweet, smokey, peat, smoked meats with a long smokey finish
matis (83) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Hazy, dark brown with rubby flashes. Wet woody smoke, roasted grains, some peat, some ash, caramel - superb beginning. Taste. Smoke again, sweet roasted caramel, dry fruits, raisins, plum, red wine notes, earth, chocolate, coffee liquier, bitter aftertaste. Full body, flat carbonation - everything plays just perfect here. Brilliant!
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black body and stable head. Smokey, sweet (Belgian?) yeast and malts, wholewheat bread and leaves. Very nice and really quite smoky. Taste is as expected with some sweetness starting until the herbal hops and more smoke kick in. Juicy brown sugar - pie like - ending. Nice! (50cl bottle from De Hopduvel)
Gerardgathier (266) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very sweet barleywine, smokey character is present and balanced, nice. but it is all too sweet for me
redayyon (16) - - MAY 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur brun tirant sur l orangé
Mousse fine et persistante
Nez alcool compote cerise complexe
Bouche aussi complexe beaucoup de sucre résiduel vanille chewing gum, fumé manque équilibre de l amertume. Une bombe étonnante mais lion de l acceptation classique de la bière
Palais agréable très grosse longueur en bouche
Dans l ensemble un expérience a ne pas manquer, mais pas tout les matins
Cunningham (4329) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear deep nutty color with a white head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Mild round peat, malty and some leather.
Palate: Medium to full body. Slightly sweet and moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Deep malty, leather, mild peat and some fruity notes. Well masked alcoho.
Overall impression: First time I tried this I did not fancy it at all. This was at a tutored tasting with Mr Cogo. Found it absolutely drinkable this time. But nothing I will drink a lot of..
Personal stats: Bottle (Batch 903-A) at Havnelageret in Fredrikstad, Norway.
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[From my backlog, tasted @ El Lúpulo feroz and shared with andres and Vanesa]. Brown colour with a minimal and quickly diminishing white head. Aroma has notes of smoked meat, some roasted notes as well. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning dominated by smoked notes and some wooden notes.
Erasmus_ro (1270) - Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, consumed 09/05/14, BBE 02/22. Pours a dark orange brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is tar candy, decent caramel, smoke, salty liquorice, tar. Tarry, smoky caramel malt. Taste is semi-dry with smoke and tar, decent caramel, some salty liquorice. Turns somewhat sweeter on the finish. Smoky pinetree, juniper. Quite full, somewhat carbonated. Not very drinkable. Hard to get down. The half a liter bottle is definitely meant to be shared.