jkwood04 (3745) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in a teku. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of spices, some dark malts, light chocolate, and hints of dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not really that good.
Holmen1 (2273) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0,5 flaske (mindst holdbar til 30.04.14, 5,8%) ombord på Fridtjofen april-14: nesten ikke skum og slapp karbonering. Forsiktig aroma av plommer, vanilje og rosiner sies det rundt bordetbuten at jeg kan kjenne det. Flat og uinteressant smak. Glemte de å tilsette humle?. Røvkedelig.
Holmen2 (645) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown. Not much head. Aroma of plums, dates, vanilla and caramel. Similar taste. Round mouthfeel. Very moderate bitterness.
Sigmund (4934) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, probably 2012 vintage, probably from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 5.8%. Brown colour. Moderate aroma of caramel malts and mild spices. The flavour has hints of liqorice, anise, mild spices and brown bread, but is not very sweet. Minimal hops.
abemorsten (2594) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle kindly shared by Sigmund. ABV is 5,8%. Clear nut orange body. Raisins and plums on the nose. Sweet and papery. Medium to full bodied.
gunnar (5104) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. ABV 5,8%. Pours clear dark amber with a small head. Aroma of caramel and spices, cloves. Taste is spicy malts, christmas spices shining through. Light sweet plums at the finish.
Desverger (1666) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap@Amager Ølhus, Copenhagen - very dark brown pour with a decent sized off-white head. Dark malts, caramel, choc, slight toffee, nutty, some dark fruit and slight spice. Pretty good overall.
Cybercat (3197) - Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, barely translucent sepia with a fairly thick, if none too persistent, pale wheat head. Syrupy aroma has notes of caramel and cinnamon - a bit on the sweet side, but it has a malty hint. Robust, malty flavor delights with smoky, earthy, caramel, spicy and subtle woody hop notes, not as sweet as the aroma, no bitterness. Rather nice. Hearty texture has thickness and fizz to spare. Gotta love the label - I think I’ll save it for a holiday decoration. Hey, what better deco than a bunch of winter brew bottles? ;)
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, raisins, fruitiness and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty some caramel, fruitiness, bread and licorice. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
Meilby (7203) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.