tfredvik (2040) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2012
Clear, medium brown/copper body with an ok sized light-brown head. The head reduces in size quickly, but once settled the head never disappears, and it laces the glass well. The malty, roasted aroma is a bit disappointing: I’d expected more raisins. Of course there are raisins and other dark dried fruits here, but equally obvious are spices and alcohol. The taste is medium sweet with a medium bitter finish. Intense sweet caramel flavour, far more noticeable than the raisins. And then there is a stinging alcohol flavour that I don’t find very pleasant. The mouthfeel is quite good (medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation), apart from the massive amounts of alcohol. Drinking this beer is a strange experience: I keep longing for the bitter sweet toffee caramel finish, but are still resistant to take another sip, since I know that I’ll have to endure 10 seconds of harsh alcohol flavours first.
Cunningham (8412) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2011
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed ~5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off white head. Aroma of dark fruits. A flavour mix of roasted malt and dark fruits. Plovmand (8624) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy deep reddish brown with a medium tan head. Dark fruity aroma with lots of caramel and toasted malt. The flavour is toasted malt, caramel and some raisins. Toasted finish. RuneStumo (2714) - Haugesund, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2011
09.12.2011. 0,33l Bottle. vinmonopolet.no. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Aroma dominated by dark malts. Lots of malty flavours with very nice balanced bitterness. Strong, dry and very powerful malty caracter. Aftertaste is malty with some sweetness and dry bitterness at the end. I really enjoyed this beer! gnoff (10986) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 33 cl bottle thanks to gunnar, from a trade
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
BB 300915, sampled on December 3, 2011
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, roasted scent. Bitter, grainy taste, some alcohol. Grainy aftertaste, a bit roasted. Rather smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Courtesy of gnoff. Pours clear dark amber brownish wuth a small bubbly beige head. Aroma is sweet, raisins, malty, fruity and hoppy. Flavor is fruity, phenolic, malty, raisins, a bit sweet, madeira and bitter. Finishes bitter malty. kschep (1707) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Nose is cake, sweet malt, raisin, sweet mellow alcohol, feel is mediumbroad, carb is medium, taste is sweet roasted malt, red apple, clay, umami, late sweet red grapes, cherry notes BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2011
33cl, new exclusive Norwegian brew Anno 2010, with raisins, thx to Jeppe!, complex brew, spicy/malty and slightly bitter/sweet, balanced, cloudy, small head, nice Winter brew, yet expensive! Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle at Skansen, Båstad - after a dip in the sea.... Cloudy dark red/brown - small white head. Raisins, light roasted, nutty, dried fruits, licorice, sweetness, caramel, light soya notes, grassy, light wooden notes, ok bitterness, light citrus, light boozy notes. OK, but not that interesting. Pinball (12332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
bottle from ølbutikken
clear amber, smooth beige head.
very nice hoppy , dry malty and caramelly aroma. slightly spicy.
flavor is malty, caramelly,dry.. faint spices, the dryness and the hops play very well together, Very tasty dry malty beer. Hops go a long way towards handling the quite sweet malty flavor. alc. well hidden and matches the beer well.