GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost black that looks dark ruby color in light with a good sized tan head lacing. Aroma of caramel, coffee and roast. Taste is caramel sweet in front followed by an impressive roasted coffee flavor and hoppy bitterness. Goes down easy. Medium bodied.
Palme (3606) - 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 (12039) - 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 (11581) - 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 (1468) - 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 (5422) - 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 (2278) - 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 (5074) - 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 (4802) - 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 (8702) - 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 (2987) - 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.