jookos (764) - Helsinki, - AUG 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brown, dark. Toasted malts, some chocolate, even a bit of wood. Medium-light body. Soft, easy to drink. Some bitterness to balance it out. Doesn’t pair with the summer heat too well, but otherwise a nice, drinkable dunkel. Not too expressive or flavorful, but good, clean, and balanced.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Rocky and dense beige head that stays well over a dark brown body with a rustic shade. Spotty lacing. Aroma of vanilla chocolate. Taste of grainy malts, nuts and brittle caramel. Dry bittersweet tail. Easy to drink. The beer lost some of its smell and flavour after a while in the glass. (Tromsø, 25.03.2013).
Palme (2252) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle. This is a clear deep dark chestnut-brown one with a nice medium sized almost fluffy-creamy ashy top. It has an aroma filled with dark malts, some sweet dried fruits, chocolate paper, cold coffee and something light nutty. It’s quite lively and almost what you can call creamy-fizzing on the carbonation, and it has a mild oily - to watery mouthfeel. Some light burned thing in the taste, more dark malts, burned toasty nuts perhaps? I’m not sure really. Dry cocoa powder and a present, but watery bitterness towards the finish. Slightly mineral-ish also. Not unpleasant to drink really, but it tastes more like a swarch than a lager. Expected less, got more. 27.11.2012
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @Vinmonopolet, Vika. Throws a massive rocky ashy-blond head, over a hazed ruby colored body. Discreet aroma. Some sappy fruits and hint of sweet bread. Watered down mouthfeel. Less than medium full. Light sour-accented malt flavor. Vague bitterness. Not bad, not very attractive either. Typical filtred and pasteurized lager appearance.
tfredvik (630) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good-looking clear copper body with a huge, rather creamy, light-brown head that is very long-lived and laces the glass well. Looks very aggressively carbonated, I spent quite some time emptying the bottle in my glass. Moderate aroma that is very roasted with distinct notes of coffee, some caramel and vague fruity hints. This smells like a stout or porter to me! Light sweet taste and a moderate bitter finish. Roasted and stout-like flavours with coffee. Also burnt sugar, fruits and yeast far in the back. Even the mouthfeel is that of a dry stout, maybe apart from the rather lively carbonation. A quite nice stout…uh… dunkel.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 16 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
gunnar (3593) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep clear amber with a huge rocky light tanned creamy head. Aroma of dark caramel, light roasted,dark bread. Taste is smooth, light roasted malts, raw and grainy, nice bitterness, bordering stoutish, liquorice and tarish lingering aftertaste, good dunkel from Sweden.
ClubGonzo (2717) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep clear bronze body with a red ue and a massive creamy off-white head. Now that’s how a beer should look like! :-) Aroma is dark malts, rye-ish grainy tones, Norwegian brown cheese, hints of caramel and some light astringent tones in the back. Taste is grains, nuts, roasty bread crumbs, hints of burnt sugar and caramel. Assertive and rather nice. Full body, medium carbonation. A pleasant dunkel with good looks and a nice body. Maybe it should do some modelling. ;-)
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, some fruits and mild spicyness. Flavour is being rather similar with the maltyness being in domination. Yet a quite big bitter finish in it.
Arve_Christian (2087) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On 33 cl bottle from Vinmonpolet,Vika.
Dark brown color, good foam.
Roasted aromas, some licorice & coffee.
Medium body & complexity.
Good bitterness & balance.
larsga (5325) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge pale beige head. Deep brown body with particles and some
carbonation. Perfumy earthy roasty aroma with caramelly dusty
notes. Dry-sweetish earthy roasty grainy taste with perfumy
spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Muddy mouthfeel. Dryish earthy
mineraly burnt aftertaste with chocolatey soy sauce notes. Nice
and drinkable, but a bit perfumy and muddy. (0.33l bottle, wine
monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
visionthing (1655) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and hint of fruits, citrus and spices. Light to medium body. Sweet and malty with a lightly bitter finish. Quite nice and a bit more hoppy than expected.