BoltonDK (521) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle st home.
Sweet malt nose, spicy.
Dark walnut color, hazy, offwhite head.
Medium body, sharp bubbles, sugar, walnut.
RuneStumo (2130) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Aroma of dark malts. Flavours of dark malts. Notes of sweetness and caramel malts. Medium bitterness. Strong body and it is kind of rich because of both sweetness and alcohol.
ClubGonzo (3520) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Deep coppery amber body, small off-white head. Nose is caramel, vanilla, brown sugar and hints of bread and wet paper. Taste is sweet grains, caramel, hints of red fruits, pine, cereals and burnt sugar. Medium body and carbonation. OK, and rather original, but not much more.
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ RBNG 2014. This is a light cloudy looking one, dark amber in color and it has a tiny sidesticking off-white filmy head. Smells sweet with sweet red berries, caramel malts, cowberries and some slightly tart wood. Tastes honey sweet at first. A bit like a mead you’d could say. More red berries located here, concentrated fruits and some roasted hints towards the finis. All in all quite decent. 15.02.2014
KoNrRiI (389) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75 bottle. Very dark crimson color and a medium-sized, off-white head. Malty aroma with yeasty additions, mostly caramel sweet with a touch of apple-like sourness and hints of barnyard aromas. Very sweet taste of roasted malts and some bitterness in the background. Full body, thick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is an amplified-to-a-fault version of the taste leaving an astringent aftertaste. Overall the beer is good but its pungent character takes a longer while to get used to.
Cunningham (4028) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy nutty color with a off white head. Malty and some spices in the aroma. Ok body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation. Malty and mild spicy flavor. Ok tasty ale.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
Moolesen (108) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75cl. Brown with no head. Malty nose with hints of caramel. Very rich taste. Full bodied. Well carbonised. Medium length. Better tSte than aroma.
visionthing (2399) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear brown with a small head. Sweet, malty and caramelly with hints of spices. Way too sweet for my taste. Next please! (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
abemorsten (2492) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of tfredvik. Misty ruby-orange body with a white rim. Band aid and figs on the nose. Wort, malts and dark fruits in the mouth. Medium to full bodied.
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear dark amber, small creamy head. Aroma is malty, spices and citrus. Taste is earthy malts, bitterness from almonds, weak alcohol burn at finish.