yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Bottle, at Cardinal. A nice-looking brown body is topped by a small, off-white to beige head. The aroma is somehow strange, with some licorice notes, roasted malts and something reminiscent of alcohol and solvent. Weak flavor too, with roasted malt and some faint notes of dried fruits. Thin to medium body, and a roasted, caramel finish. Not very impressive, and possibly infected or bad brewed. Rating: 4-3-5-3-10-2.5. 081130
Bottle, at Cardinal. After a quite disappointing experience when I tasted it the first time, I though I should give it another try. It’s still an almost clear, brown beer, topped by a small, beige head. The aroma is still suggesting infection, but I would have thought that it would have been totally wrecked after all this months. It isn’t. Actually, I think it’s better now, and there’s some roasted and spiced aromas too. Roasted, slightly sour flavor with coffee. Medium body. Quite nice, in a very strange way. Certainly not the usual Christmas beer. 090728
gunnfryd (9293) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cardinal. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, caramel, malt, hop. Flavour is sweet, caramel, malt, hop. Medium body. OK beer.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle, bb.13.09.11, bought at Fenaknoken in Oslo over a year ago. Attractive bright, dark brown body under an off-white, patchy surface. Modest roasted smell of caramel malts. Caramel malts in flavour featuring a carefully bitter touch. Fine balanced beer that paired well our food. A bit thin, though (Romjulsparty, Tromsø 28.12.2010).
Geokkjer (4991) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Cardinal.Pours brownish with an off-white head.Aroma of roast and sweet malt with some weird milky sourness.Flavor is roasted and grainy malts .Thin and watery body.Maybe slightly infected?.
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.5%. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Moderate creamy beige head. Nice aroma of malts and juniper / resin, hints of spices and smoke. The flavour has a noticeable acidity, some malts, also a hint of resin and a faint hint of smoke. Minimal hops. The mouthfeel is too thin.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 L bottle enjoyed off-season@Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Brief, lightly tanned head. Body is opaque brown. Modest, but pleasant aroma of fresh, kind of fruity yeast, light caramellish malts and dusty hops. Sour-sweet malt flavor with roasted notes, leaves a rustic impression. Fruits, and a fine bitterness i the backbone. Quite filling for a 4.5 per center. Slick texture. Malty-bitter ending. A well-crafted, and different christmas seasonal.
gunnar (4291) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Botled @ Cardinal. Pours dark amber with a very thin off-white head. Strong malty aroma, chocolate. Taste is malty , some roasted and hints of licorice and chocolate.Body is thin and watery with a short finish. Could be improved.
Beer4000 (4096) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle@Cardinal. Reddish amber body with a thin off-white head. Nice aroma of sweet malt, chocolate and mocha. Flavor is mild malty, slightly roasted and hint of chocolate. Body is thin and watery with a short finish. Promising appearance and aroma but the flavor was disappointing, needs more body and flavor.
mjs (3994) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle on 2009-02-14) Reddish brown and bit hazy. Small white head. Sweet malty aroma. Full bodied, watery and dry palate with little carbonation. Malts, spiciness, sweetness, bitterness, juniper berries and hint of roastedness. Roastedness in aftertaste. This beer has got potential but is tastes like it has been diluted with water in oder to achieve the 4.5 % alcohol content.
Cunningham (3655) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Dark brown and subtle red color with a off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malt and light fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malt, roasted malt and light fruity.
Overall impression: With the name: Vinter Blot: I would have expected a bit more punsh. Anyway a nice beer.
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway.