Dashimus (212) - London, Greater London, - MAY 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at Myvatn Natural Baths, Iceland. Pours dark red/brown/hazel, clear with a thick, well developed beige head that fades fast. Aroma is very malty with some rye, other cereals and perhaps a tiny hint of dark fruits and toffee. Malt dominates everything though so isn’t that complex. Taste is moderate bitterness with a hint of sweet. Malt finish is long. Surprisingly carbonated and medium bodied. Not a bad effort from this pseudo craft brewery.
abemorsten (2431) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle kindly provided by my work colleague, Cecilie. Clear mahogany colored body and a dense light brown head. Wooden notes give way to more caramel and rock sugar on the nose. Full bodied and overcarbonated with a little alco warmth. Sweet caramel sauce with a bitterness that has a papery tinge to it.
Snegurochka (340) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle @ Rosenberg, Reykjavik 12.Jul.2012
Dark mahogany body with spare beige head. Roasted, dark fruits and coffee beans. Pretty good, but not on a sunny summer night in Reykjavik. Time to go home- as I’ve sampled all the Icelandic beers in Rosenberg and starting to become both tired and tipsy after a long and sunny day in Iceland.
joneli (8) - ICELAND - MAR 11, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks beautiful, good foam and color is nice. That´s about it. Malty character is missing from what the color indicates. Slight taste of bittering hops. No aroma.
haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very floral aroma, not the hoppy kind but of the bitterness kind, some hay, cereal, dust. Incredibly malty. Dark brown with small but firm film of a head. Medium bitterness, long malty finish. Full bodied, thick texture with an avarage carbonation, long malty bitter finish. Again, this brewer proves he can brew a very good bock.
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought in Reykjavik, March 2011.
Clear amber with a creamy, slightly tan head. A lot of malt both in the aroma and taste. Light notes of hops. Sweet taste with toffee and some dried fruit. Also some notes of alcohol. Medium carbonation and a short aftertaste. The body was medium. Drinkable but not that exciting.