larsga (7539) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
Medium dark brown head. Opaque black body. Sooty earthy coffee grounds aroma with dusty notes. Dry-sweet fruity sooty taste with dusty resiny notes, Mid-bodied. Mild, dusty mouthfeel, very soft. Dryish blackberry and resin aftertaste with burnt grain notes. Very harmonic and drinkable. Excellent. (0.2l draft at Schouskjelleren, Oslo.) visionthing (5363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Pitch black as far as I can see in this dark, candle lit basement. No light gets through, not even in the edges. Nice roasty aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee and burnt wood. Suprisingly nice and flavourful, especially with such low ABV. Lightly sweet with nice roasty flavours and dry and lightly bitter finish. Very well balanced and easy to drink. Amazing beer! Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
On tap @ Henrik. Yeah, I guess you can call this a black one. Struggling to see through it, and it has a small but somewhat fading light brown top that sticks quite elegant to the sides of the glass. Oh my this smell really good! It’s loaded with dark roasted sweetness. Milky sweet darkness with caramel, fudge, a lovely roastiness and thee is even traces of vanilla in here. I’m really impressed. Considering this is a 3.something ABV beer it actually has traces of a mouthfeel. Almost silky smooth and the carbonation has those small prickling bubbles I like so much. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not hard to tell that this is a light beer, but one of the best mouthfeels I’ve had in a beer of this caliber. The taste immediately reminds me of minerals. Often that is not a good thing, but this has some quite interesting and good, to be honest, flavors. Thin cold coffee, chocolate nuts, a roasted flavors that suits this kind beer just perfect! Give this to a Guinness junkie and I feel convinced that guy will be converted. By far the best I’ve tasted from these Nomadic brewers. 13.03.2013 nygard67 (13) - NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
Three glasses at Schoukjelleren, Oslo 6/3-2013.
Roasty and dry.
A lot of taste - I was very surprised to learn that this beer holds only 3,7 ABV. Judging by appearance and taste, I guessed 5-6 ABV.
Salutations to the brewers! Foffern (1879) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Pours a deep brown to black colour with a beige creamy medium to big head. Has a great roasted aroma with coffee and sweet dark chocolate. The flavour follows up with a lot of roasted coffee. Has a light and slick mouth feel, and a medium to heavy coffee bitterness. A good, tasteful and aromatic dry stout on only 3,7%!
ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. The very celebration beer for Henrik’s twenty years of nourishing Bergen’s beer-thirsty population - I’m excited! :-) Pours a deep, near-black body with a large creamy beige head. Aroma is deep leathery licorice and ground coffee tones, toffee, bread crust and hints of caramel and cream. Nice. Taste is complex malt tones imbued with caramel, toffee, burnt toast, ashes, espresso, grains and hints of dark chocolate and licorice far in the back. Full, creamy body with mild carbonation. This one has nearly everything you’d expect from a full-blown stout, with the exeptipn of boozy tones and warming alcohol, which is of course due to the low ABV. A highly drinkable and remarkably well-brewed dry stout from ABC Brewing, which beats the hell out of classics like Guinness. Well done! :-) KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
Strong, malty and fruity aroma. Soft, roasted grain, sourish rye bread. Complex, intruiging grain character. Soot.