Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy brownish amber with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are malt, nuts, alcohol, and dried fruit - with a bitter finish.
tmrmwel (1901) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with an airy head. Aroma is roasted malts and grain, with kandi, juniper and anise. Oily body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sourish malts with juniper, anise, burned wood and camphor, as well as woody notes of old tree roots. Disappointing.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dyp svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt og lakris. Smak av malt, lakris og anis. Vinmonopolet.
Florya (1882) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear dark brown, off-white head. Aroma: Caramel, wood, dark berries, herbs. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.
mmahut (1854) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark amber body, clear ruby against the light. Aroma has dark fruits, almost dried fruits, such as raisins. Toffee, candi sugar syrup, but well balanced. Light touch of alcohol. Weak woody in the background. Taste has medium caramel sweetness, medium earthy bitterness, little bit harsh in the after taste. Body is full to medium, medium carbonation, light oily texture.
tfredvik (1830) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now and then I like to test my tasting capabilities, so I had this without knowing what kind of beer it is, a fun experiment! The body is very dark brown with a long-lived, light brown head leaving a good deal of lacing. The strong aroma initially feels mainly malty, with roasted notes and mild coffee, so at first I thought this is a porter, maybe a stout. After a short while more hops come creeping in, with fruits and berries, and soon it feels more like a malty BIPA. Then an exciting turn: I get lots of pine needles and juniper, and these notes just keep increasing. The flavours are strong with dominant hoppy notes and lots and lots of resin, pine needles and spicy juniper. It didn’t come as a surprise when I learned that the Arctic Circle is brewed with juniper twigs! The roasted malty notes and coffee are in the back. The taste is moderate sweet and the fairly long-lasting finish is quite heavy bitter. Medium body, oily texture with a dry finish, soft carbonation. A very interesting, complex and tasty beer.
[50 cl bottle, courtesy of my father]
thirstyrabbit (1784) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber body. Small head with fine bubbles. Sweet hoppy aroma. Taste has toffee, caramel and plenty of hops. Juniper is not that evident. Or maybe it is, but it’s lost in the bitterness. Juniper also has a piney/herbal quality and I would have liked to taste more of that.
Grumbo (1781) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from www.biershop.bierpost.com. Pours a copper colour with a just off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, fruit and mild spice. Bitter-sweet finish, average carbonation, medium body. Enjoyable. Deceptively drinkable for it’s abv.
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark. Full of flavor and a thick mouthfeel. damn good with the juniper. Excellent brew
Beerhammaren (1747) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: Cloudy dark amber. Small head, white/tan. Sweet hoppy aroma. Some pepper and pine. Flavor is caramel and plenty of hops. Some bitterness and herbs. Nice!