ClubGonzo (4121) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG 11 @ Haandverkerstuene, Oslo. Hazy nougat brown body, small white head. Nose is caramel, booze, raisins and hints of yeast. Nail polish, nuts and alcoholic yeasty tones. Strange, chemical-like and definitely not good. Some extra points for originality, though, keep on trying Italy! :-P
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle at the RBNAG-11 grand tasting. Hazy, orange with an off-white creamy rim. Honey, spices, fruits and perfume on the nose. Sweet, bitter and acidic flavors with notes of grains and alcohol. Full bodied, alco warm and a dry tongue.
Sigmund (5181) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG 2011. Amber colour. Moderate perfumed aroma, hints of acetone. Some malts in the flavour, bready notes, a slight acidity. Not impressive.
KnutAlbert (6143) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, RBNAG. Amber beer, a bit hazy. Sweet, short body. Probably infected.
gunnar (5470) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11. Pours amber with a small head. Aroma of farmyard and shoe polish. Taste is raw alcohol, sweet malts and cinnamon.
espenra (878) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Red golden orange colour with a medium big head. Some faint fruity aromas and alcohol. Flavour is sweet with some bitter notes. Also alcohol, peach, malts.
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of nailpolish remover, malt and fruitines. Flavor is sweet and malty. Medium body, average carboantion.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled on 3/12/11: Pours a clear deep copper with a small-bubbled froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet biscuity and light caramel nose with a touch of cinnamon. Starts with decent fullness and some sweet caramel maltiness with a good balance of unique spices and light oxidation before a drier smooth finish. A pretty unique brew.
Nickls (1873) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, argo0 tasting. Amery-orange with an eggshell head. Honey and all-spice in the aroma and some light grapes. Nutmeg, spice, cinnamon, and an very odd flavor overall. Too many things going on here in a not great way. Lighter body.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opened with a pop and gushed on my floor. After a quick cleanup, I poured into a snifter. It’s a slightly orange-hued brown with beige head and is opaque with floaties. The aroma is sweet malt, a slight fruity note, raisin, fresh muffins, and an odd sweet spiciness. The flavor is more assertive with the strange spices. I get the anise, coriander, and pepper right away. Then come the ginger and cardamom. The curry is detectable, but I wouldn’t have noticed it if I didn’t know it was there. A slightly sweet malt backbone helps keep the spice under control. Very bran-muffin like. The finish is somewhat dry and yeasty. It leaves a dusty spice aftertaste. Fair, but not great. I’d like to try it with some Asian dishes, though.