tfredvik (1912) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost clear, dark brown body with a noticeable red hue. The off-white head is small and frothy, but it’s fairly long-lived and leaves some foam on the glass. The aroma is moderate and quite simple: it’s mostly ashy roasted notes with a touch of yeast and some faint coffee. Pleasant, but a bit boring. The taste is light sweet with a light to moderate bitter finish. The moderate plus flavours follow the aroma, with ash and roasted notes dominating. Cold filter coffee is evident especially in the aftertaste, and as the beer warms up some nice fruity notes start to appear. I actually don’t get any chocolate in this one, maybe it’s buried somewhere under all the ash. Dry mouthfeel, light to medium body and a rather lively carbonation. Not terribly exciting, but I wouldn’t mind another one.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Meny Oslo City, Oslo]
abemorsten (3593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep brown body with a light brown film. Wooden burnt toast on the nose. Light overcarbonation. Melllow roasted bitter and malty mouth.
Nordcore (1446) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the farm/brew. Aroma of chocolate and light burn. Sweet tastte with sjokoend.
Finn (7038) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra flaske 0,5l på Olympen 30 Jul 12. Kullsort. Lavt, litt farget skum som stabiliserer seg på et lavt nivå. God sjokolade- / lakrisaroma med antydning til røyk. Smaken har røykpreg og litt brent malt. God - men litt kjedelig.
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy maroon color, medium off white head. Aroma of burnt chocolate and licorise. Taste is licorice and coffee. Thin body. Not bad.
evabeate (5) - NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, coffee, leather, smoke. Very dark, it is clear they are looking to porters.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, dense white head. Light roast coffee aroma. Burnt coffee character, smooth and smoky.
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vaaland Spesialbutikken. Dark brown body, big, cloudy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, brown sugar and hints of caramel. Taste is very similar to the aroma, but with a more present chocolate tones. OK, but nothing grand.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - NOV 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black in the glass, but you can see when you pour that it´s not a very thick black.
Aroma; Coffeechocolate in one, and almost After Eight feeling to it. Tobacco, not fresh, but the smell you find from people that have been smoking pipetobacco.
Flavour; Not the biggest body, with 4,5%. Still, the coffechocolate feeling is still there, some green notes on top.
Summary; Really nice nose, the taste is not bad eighter but alittle weak.
Ungstrup (36934) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2010
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a thin fast disappearing brown head. The aroma has notes of plastic and burnt Samsø malt - not good. The flavor is acidic with notes of malt, caramel, burnt plastic, and cooked vegetables - flawed.