jmohno (1192) - Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt brown with red hue. Half inch head,gone shortly to a ring with scattered lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate with mild coffee roast,some earthy/fruit berry.
Taste: Same as aroma,smooth a little oily,somewhat mild taste but with a kinda piney bittering. A bit yeasty, roast shows more on the finish. Good but somewhat average maybe more.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 0.65l bottle @ RBNG 2014. A dark brownish looking one, only a small sidesticking bubbly beige head. Not extreme nose, but a roasted dark caramel thing. Some cocoa and little chocolate found here as well. Stingy roasted flavor. Only prickling carbonation and it’s quite full-bodied. Lots of coffee here, a tad watery coffee perhaps? Sweet and really wood dry finish and tail. Not bad. 15.02.2014
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a tall beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted grain, coffee, caramel, and nuts.
gunnfryd (11862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBNG-14. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, hop. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, coffee, chocolate. Easy drinkable beer.
bergstaden (1535) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a light Brown head - Good aroma of malts and dark fruits - Good malt body with some roasted malt and some bitterness - The malts goes into a Nice long finish - This was good
Sigmund (5551) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle at RBNAG 2014, Halden, Grand Tasting. Black colour. Roasty aroma. Roasty flavour too, notes of dark bitter chocolate. Salty finish.
RuneStumo (2314) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Black colour with dark off-white head. Burnt aroma. Mild. Sweet. Aftertaste is moderate bitter and leaves a dry mouthfeel.
Cunningham (5230) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a small beige head. Coffee and roasted malt nose. Tad sweet. Mid bodied and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation. Dark malt, coffee and some fruity notes. Decent.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Low tanned head. Unclear, mid-brown body. Gently sweet caramel malty aroma. Faint licorice and roasted nuts. Near full body. Firm grassy and leafy bitterness. Good malt base with roast, dark caramel and coffee. A fine dryness in the ending. A solid Porter. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting, RBNG2014]
Rune (8898) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Naked surface to a deep, black body. A liquorice touch to the aroma of roasted dark malts. Fine blended flavours of caramel, coffee grounds and liquorice. Roasted endnotes, semi-dry. Well built. Good drinking (Grand Tasting, Fredrik 3.s Hall, RBNG, Halden 15.02.2014).
abemorsten (3069) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. Clear deep mahogany body with a white film. Malty nose. Sweet, dark fruits and a gently roasted bitterness that leaves the tongue dry. Medium to full bodied and smooth to drink.