shigadeyo (3589) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/01/2009: Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew... Aroma: Mostly malt and other sweet things like dried fruit (e.g. dates), brown sugar, and caramel. Appearance: Smoky deep brown; dense beige-colored ring of foam. Flavor: Rich, caramelized caramel malt, moderately sweet; some meaty smoke in finsih, but not very much. Palate: Medium-full, smooth. Overall: Good, but just not complex or nearly smoky enough. Good as a beer overall, but not that great as a smoked beer. I would like to try this again...
1 pt .9 fl. oz. bottle (11% alk./vol) shared by Bigmmartin at NATIFEST ’09. Thanks Mike! Rating #85 for this beer.
AndyReynolds (1081) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Thanks to BigMMartin. Pours a dark amber with very little head. Aroma is lightly smoked toasted malts. Notes of sweet malts, caramel, and a bit of brownsugar stood out. On the palate, it was very smooth, with a little bitterness up front. The taste was sweet malts with very little smoke. Overall, for a smoked beer, this is not very smokey at all. I normally only like a smoked beer if it is balanced, but this one barely has any smoke, to the point where I questiong if it is even a "Smoked beer"
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with copper hues and a thin, wispy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet smoky dark caramel malt with some black cherries and brown sugar. Starts with good, rich malty fullness and sticky caramel sugars with a nice earthy smoky balance and a touch of roasty coffee before a slightly warming finish with some mild tart fruity character. Overall a pretty enjoyable and unique brew.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a dark amberish with an off white head. aroma of liquid smoke and meat. flavor was meaty, liquid smoke, caramel, and alcohol.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Well executed, vanilla, warming alcohol, round maltiness. Pleasantly smoky and sweet. Very nice.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Hazy, dark brown color with a thin tan head. Slightly sweet, some caramel. Slight bitterness up front, more sweetness and a light smokiness, very easy to drink for 11%, it did have an alcohol burn in the finish, but it was very mild.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from la bodega. Dark brown with no head. Sweet chocolate and caramel aroma. Molasses caramel vanilla and chocolate taste. Decent.
Beer5000 (5700) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown body with a thin, beige head. Pleasant aroma of light roasted malt, caramel, medium roasted coffee and hint of spices. Flavor is mild roasted malt, smooth caramel, a hint of coffee, dry fruit and a very balanced bitterness. Full-bodied with a bit sweet finish, still very pleasant and balanced. Surprisingly easy to drink and the high alcohol is completely hidden, only present as a mild, warming feeling. Excellent.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: June 05, 2009
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy dark malt aroma, dark caramel sweetness, light chocolate and roasted, nice spicyness with a peppery edge
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich sweet spicy malt flavor, chocolate sweetened by dark caramel, balancing complex spicyness, touch of fruity esters, warming, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Brew shared from AFI96-thanks Waylo. Poured an amber brown with small tan head. Warmth and light smoke, dark brewed fruits and woody undertones give this that winter warmer barley wine character.