Marduk (7936) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2014
500ml bottle. Deep copper color. No head. Candy, malty, wild berries in aroma. Weak aroma. Hay, caramel, candy, roast in taste. Also something woody. Raw. bjakk (789) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - FEB 19, 2014
Golden red light yellow thick foam. Malt, raisins, metal in the aroma. Malt, toffee, hint of fruit, mild metallic bitterness with a hint of grapefruit. Medium body high in carbon. gbe75 (134) - ICELAND - FEB 14, 2014
From a bottle. Nice and beautiful dark color with thick white head. Not so much aroma in my opinion but the taste is smooth and malty. FatPhil (16392) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 14, 2014
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 500ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga) (7:4:7:4:15=3.7hawthorne00 (3990) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2014
Strangely latvian aroma, in the grains, a little milky. Fairly simple palate, a little sweet, but crisp carbonation cuts through that. Those latvian malts are there in the taste too, but it’s nice. Nice marmaladey retronasals, sweetish, but lots of sweet mixed peel. Finish is nice and resiny, but not too sticky at all. Sweetish, but not sugary. Very nicely balanced. Hoppy Has room for more aging, I’m sure - let’s put a year on our other bottle.
Rerate: 500ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga) (6-:4:7:4:13=3.3)
Pretty messy aroma, a bit milky and stale, some dry nut papers. Improves with a bit of warming, sweetens and mellows. Looks lovely, chestnut brown and a tight head. Tastes lovely, a chestnutty sweet nuttiness, walnut too. Soft palate, gentle carbonation. Lightish, not saying 7.3% at all. Mellow nutty finish. Has lost a lot of what was good when it was young. Should either have had it 6 months ago, or waited 5 years.
Bottle, 11C. Reddish amber with a beige head that settles to a cm and sticks around. Aroma of prunes, toffee, apples, herbs. Medium bodied, low carbonation, fairly prominent alcohol. Sweet with a long moderately bitter, herbal and somewhat astringent finish. Lots of dark fruit and some toffee, but comfortably avoids heavy. Classy and coherent but not all that compelling.
gunnfryd (14985) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, caramel, alcohol, cellar notes. Nice /OK beer. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Amber malts, sweetness, dried fruits, alcoholic, some hops, light bitterness, caramel, herbal. madsberg (11773) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma. Sweetness, herbs, caramel. Flavour. Caramel, fruits, light herbs, sweetness. Medium bdoied. Ends light bitter and swwet. joergen (28456) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at yespr.
Clear orange-red coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and bread.
Sweet finish. Borup (14730) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, caramel, plum and alcohol.