Foffern (1826) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown and cloudy. Beige frothy head. Aromas of dried fruits and leather most dominant, which is also the main flavour as well with a alcohol touch. Light and nice balanced bitterness which stays. Medium carbo and medium body. Some slick and watery mouthfeel. Overall a decent christmasbrew, but would be even nicer with more spices.
Palme (4647) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75l bottle kindly provided by InBreak and shared with The Tasting Crew + friends. This is a dark dark brown - almost black - beer with a nice big bubbly light khaki head. Aroma is light spicy with tones of cinnamon and caramel fudge. Average carbonation levels and a mild oily to slick mouthfeel. Nice flavors! It’s dark caramel sweet with lots of background-cinnamon and it’s also nicely hopped. Ends light dryish with a cocoa-oxidized finish and aftertaste. Really nice
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen, shared @ tasting with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew feat. Foffern, StoreMy and the local media! :-) Pours a near-black body with a small white head. Aroma is dark malts, hints of almonds and licorice. Taste is licorice again, yeast, basement moist, hints of chocolate. A bit strange, and may be slightly oxidized as it is one year past its signaled "best before"-date.
Finn (7038) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,65l spandert av Rune under vennetreff hos ham 15 jan 11. Dyp rød / svart. Lavt skum. Aroma av søt frukt & bær. Søte bær dominerer også smaken. Litt uvariert.
Rune (12286) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, as Bøgedal 173, cellared properly after I bought it at Vinmonopolet Briskeby sometime in 2009. Compact bottle with a cork and a wire cradle. Clean russet coloured body with a shiny bright surface. Moderate aroma of chocolate and caramel malts added by dry cheese. The taste is a quite nice blend of dark and brown malts with soft roastiness to it. Lighter notes of spices, too. Bittersweet on the swallow. Dry and clean tasting (shared with friends at a New Year party, Tromsø 15.01.2011).
gunnfryd (14734) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt. flavour is dry, roastwed malt, caramel, cholate. Medium body. Nice beer.
yngwie (16989) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. A dark amber beer with a small, beige head. Chalky start on the aroma, with hints of licorice and alcohol, and coffee. The flavor is a bit chalky, with roasted malts, dried fruits and some chocolate. Medium body, dry. Roasted finish. It was quite good with some blue cheese, but on its own it didn’t suit my palate. 100521
Sigmund (7313) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml "champagne" bottle, as Bøgedal No. 173, from Vinmonopolet Valkendorfsgate, Bergen (spesialutvalget). ABV is 6.5%. The cork popped to the ceiling, but the beer did not gush out. Very moderate carbonation in the glass. Very dark brown colour, cloudy, nearly black. Moderate beige head. Very nice aroma of caramel, bakery and spices, hints of liquorice. The flavour is "christmasy" with notes of caramel malts and season’s spices, also notes of chocolate, mild coffee and liquorice. Moderate but noticeable hops. Quite good.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.75 L corked bottle bought at Vinmonopolet, Briskeby. Pours a very dark ruby brown body, topped by a layer of tiny tan bubbles. Initial aroma of grapefruity hops, followed by a scent of toasted, light sugary dark malts, dark dried fruits and licorice. Soft, caramelly malt flavor. Medium sweet with a fruity impression, like tinned dark fruits maybe. Licorice tones, kind of salty. Fruity hop bitterness in the backbone. Low carbonation level. Smooth and easy on the palate. Malty, lightly spiced and bitterish ending. A good one, balanced and harmonious.
fonefan (48056) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ As Bogedal Nr. 0173 ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, keller - old malt alike, moderate hoppy, citrus - orange, licorice. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.