Sigmund (5009) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
700 ml bottle, unfiltered. ABV was 5.8%. Copper coloured, slightly hazy, good head. Moderate malty aroma with caramel and spices, hints of fruits. Flavour is malty, caramel, nuts and spices with a substantial hoppy bitterness. Moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. In a blind test I’d probably guess this was an English strong bitter / strong ale. Not bad.
egajdzis (5298) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a cloudy copper color with a small, bubbly, off white head with nice lacing on the glass. Dry, musty, earthy, nutty, and lightly sweet, malt aroma. Dry bandage flavor, light citrus hoppiness. Moderate carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange-brown beer with a thick, lasting white head. Interesting aroma, I get minty herbs, seawater, nuttiness, butterscotch, roasted malts, straw/hay and a yeasty fruitiness as well. Flavour is slightly salty, herbal and spicy, with notes of honey and dark sweet malts. Long spicy/herbal finish. Very complex.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with small head. Aroma is malty with hints of spices. Flavor is sweet with some fine caramel. Palate is good.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Per! Hazy copper color, no head. Amora is slightly spice, but over all the aroma of the malt used in the beers that I’ve gotten from that region(Finland, Denmark, Sweden) is dominate. Flavor is carmel with a bite of sourness that lingers on unto the finish. Very good beer
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/red with a thin white head and no lacing. Spices in the nose. Ginger maybe. Bitter hops, sour malts, doughy biscuits and caramel. Flavor is doughy with caramel and other sweet malts, and bitter hops. Sapid palate with a medium body that finishes bitter.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown bronze color with a film of tan lacing. The aroma is spicey with notes of molasses & hops; nice malty body. The flavor has a creamy cinnamon note with a bit of sweet malts. Finishes with a nice medium body; mild complexity. Good beer. Thanks Mads!
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big head but does not last long. Strange aroma with some king of vegetable. Bit spicey also. Nice golden orange in color. Semi sweet malts with decent bitterness. Soft mouthfeel with a bit of butterscotch. Finish is dry and hoppy. Thanks to Dixen for this one.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like cheese and socks, butter, golden delicious apples. Tastes like apples and diacetyl. Maybe some bit of spice from far away--cinnamon? Good, better than Stickenjab flavor-wise, and much better than it smells, but the feel is mouthcoating....almost at the threshold of my diacetyl tolerance. This was interesting. Thanks, Dorwart!
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
07.23.04 bottle courtesy of Dorwart. Looks dark, coppery brown; big white head. Aromas of cherry, pie spice (cinnamon), some what vegetal (cabbage?). Flavors of butterscotch, briney and malty. Long lingering flavors of bread with salt and pepper. Curious stuff. Thanks Jason!