mcberko (8520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle at Cafe Ni Muser, pours a deep dark brown brown with an amber tinge and a tiny head. Nose brings out lightly smoked ash and light roast. Flavour is ashy and smoky, with lightly roasted caramel malt. Well-constructed and balanced but nothing overly impressive. Decent.
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bergen 050914. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sourness, smoked, citrus, malt. Flavour is sourness, malt, smoked, citrus, chocolate, yeast. Weird beer in a nice way.
Beer4000 (4948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brown body with a small, dense, lacing brown head. Strong and promising aroma smoked malt, smoked meat and peat. Flavor is sweet, acidic, burnt malt, smoke, liquorice and quite sour. I don’t’ find the flavor balanced at all, for me it’s just a sweet and acidic mess with bonfire and peat. Medium body and strong in aftertaste. Not my kind of beer.
bergstaden (1570) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Olmost black with a small brown head - Heavy smokey aroma - Heavy smoked malt body with some acidity in the back - Long lasting smoke finish - Not my kind of beer this
ej (917) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours close to black with little to no head. Smoke and peat on the nose, with dried ham, liquorice and tar. Taste is slightly sour with moderate smoke and liquorice. Body is medium and co2 levels are soft.
visionthing (3315) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Smoky aroma with wooden notes, malt, sour berries, peat and hints of tar and grapefruits. Smoky, quite sour and wooden with earthy and vinous notes. Certainly a lot going on here, but not quite my thing. The smokiness is nice, but doesn’t go so well with the more sour and acidic notes for me. Interesting enough!
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
My Bottom Line:
Wooden smoke gets overtaken by acidic grapefruit, two powerfully disharmonious components which sadly fight from aroma to finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the dark brown.
-Malt character and depth is not in display at all here.
-The acrid fruitiness gets quickly unnerving.
-Drinkability is obviously very poor.
-This is far cry from the other Stjørdalsøl or Maltøl I’ve tried (Granas, Storli, Klostergarden).
-I had high hopes for this one, but alas, this batch is clearly infected.
anders37 (18740) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small tan head. Has a smoky caramel aroma. Fruity malty smoky sour flavor. Has a fruity malty smoky sour finish.
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle from #041. Looks quite nice with a medium sized dark beige top over a dark brown body. It, we’ll, smells a lot. Super peated with sailor rope, beefy fatty bacon, some roasted nuts with dark caramel glaze, something salty almost like sea water and traces of dried cocoa powder. Quite punchy and definitely powerful! It has a mild oily, almost a bit thin feeling in the mouth and it’s about average on the bubbles. I’m no huge fan of the smoked genre as I feel it gets to one dimensional, but this is quite tasty. It’s not over any tops, but still it’s really smoky! Peated leather with dried chocolate and roasted rocks. A little bit of burned bread and black sticky ink as well. I’m having a hard time putting words on all the different nuances in this beer, but there is no doubt that this is a damn tasty one. You don’t want to leave the bottle out for to long cause the aroma total file the whole room with a smoky aroma that really really sticks. Well done! 07.02.2014
tmrmwel (1172) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, #41. Pours black with a finger thick mocha head. Aroma is quite sweet with smoked malts and mellow peat, as well as whiffs of wood and liquorice. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with delicate burned malts, grain and chocolate, with a long dry wooden finish.