oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled@AIH53 (Vinmonopolet, Kirkenes). Reddish brown colour, mediumsized brown head, which leaves lace. Aroma is sweet fruits, caramel, toffee and malts. Flavour is very dryish grassy/hayish hops and some sweet malts, which doesn’t manage to balance the hops up. Rather unbalanced.
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml (AIH53, from Vm Kirkenes)
Murky brown-amber color steady beige head. Aroma has lots of caramalt, berries and fruity notes. Medium to full-bodied. Lots of caramel, light unclean note, overriped fruits and nice bitter aftertaste. Heavy amber ale not so useful for any purposes.
kokkenrolv (267) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewery, batch#53. Caramel, bread, nuts, resin on the nose. Dark brown amber, firm beige head. Taste of bread crust, some hints of toffee, lots of bitterness lasting long, hints of alcohol. Medium/full body, soft carbonation and good mouthfeel. Ok beer, look forward trying this with heavy christmas food.
Rolfarild (189) - NORWAY - JUN 21, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unclear deep amber. Yellow head. Aroma of stable, dried fruits, tofee. Tare of bitter malt, aftetaste very dry long bitterness. Have to try a new one and store it for a long time.
Musicmats24 (1) - osøo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2015 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Almost no hop aroma, malty, tastes of stale chocolate pudding, earth and caramel saus.
esp0r (2650) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from VP Storo enjoyed at home
Dark dark red, big creamy light tanned head. Smell of toffee, citrus, zest, spices and toasted malts. Moderate sweet, toasty, nice toffee, citrus and zest, faint chocolate. Medium bitter, alot of resins. Well balanced, very tasty.
larsga (7117) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big beige head. Deep brown body with lots of floaties. Resiny
pineapple aroma with oily malty notes. Sweetish spicy resiny taste
with floral roasty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, mealy mouthfeel.
Can also feel some of the floaties, unfortunately. Dryish resiny
tropical fruit aftertaste with dusty earthy roasty notes. Traces of
pineapple, too. Without the pineapple this would be a great beer. As
it is, it’s quite enjoyable. (0.5l bottle, from wine monopoly.)
djoeye (3159) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look; tan beige orange head with opaque red brown body, tight fine lacing all the way down, nice label on bottle.
Aroma; red berries, fruits, roasted caramel, roasted malts, mint, anise, herbs, sweet liquorice note, dough, tart, syrup n raisin.
Taste; roasted malts, dark caramel, liquorice, fruity berries, imperial hops, black chocolate, ashy peaches and coffee notes.
Feel; well bodied and softly carbonated.
Finish; green leafy hops, resin, sweet liquorice, cocoa.
Overall; premium red excellent beer. Absolutely recommended!
[50cl brown bottle, abv7%, ibu65, colour ebc 35, #26 BB11/2015, B@Vinmonopolet]
nudiebear (293) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting. Poured a clear black with a slight white head. Aromas were malt heavy. Other marked characteristics were front of tongue bitterness and a foamy sweet nuts taste/aroma. Intriguing
tfredvik (1641) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Johnny Low... eh... I mean Betty Brown... eh... Jimmy Red pours a cloudy deep amber body with a beige, long-lived head that ends up as a thin layer, and some remnants on the glass. Moderate aroma of surprisingly dark roasted notes, caramel, hints of generic fruits with some tropical traces, and pine needles. Moderate flavour that follows the aroma, but with even less tropical fruits and more coffee. Moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter taste. Nice and syrupy mouthfeel that goes well with the obvious sweetness, but a bit strange for the style? The malty focus of this one combined with the modest amount of hops makes this close to a failed BIPA. Disregarding my expectations for an amber ale, this is actually a nice brew.
[50 cl bottle, batch 11, enjoyed 8 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]