tfredvik (1830) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Close to black body with a large, creamy, light-brown, very long-lived head on top. Dry, malty and strong aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, ash and cigarettes. Strong flavour of dark roasted malt, coffee, ash, cigarettes and tobacco, with yeasty hints and faint fruits in the back. Light sweet taste with a long-lasting moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, dry and with a soft carbonation. A nice one.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
ABS (957) - Stokke, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Dark brown. Brown head. Roasted malt and coffee nose. Some alcoho. Dark chocolate. Coffee, malt flavour. Leaves. Dry. Bitter. Medium to a bit thin body. Soft to flat carbonation.
Sarpa (1439) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ O’Connells. Pours black with a beige head. Roasted, caramel, cocoa aroma. Roasted, cocoa flavor.
olio (9669) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours dark ruby red color with a thick off-white head. Roasty malty aroma with hints of toffee and caramel, some mood cocoa too. Very pleasant velvety smooth palate, malty, slightly chocolaty flavor with mild hop bitterness. Maybe some mild orange also on the aftertaste. Quite pleasant and quaffable. Nice.
Skinnyviking (9142) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Malmö Craft Beer Festival 2015. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing brown head. Pitch black body. Powerful hoppy coffe spicy roasted malt liquorice aroma and flavor with a high carbonation and a long finish. Tasty, well balance with a fair amount of hops bitterness and alcohol level.
Beerhunter111 (18092) - P´Castle, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from VsXsV, many thanks! Pours very dark brown colour with a huge good lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, some chocolate and molasse. Taste is very roasty, sweet chocolate, some coffee and vanilla, delicious!
Holmen2 (3251) - NORWAY - SEP 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 14.09.15. Ebony. Brown head and lacing. Fine aroma of black malt and citrus, Similar taste, also with pine and grass. Surprisingly well-balanced. Could also have passed as a Black IPA.
tandembrauer (1280) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy dark brown with beige head. Aroma of coffee, flowers, pine needles. Taste has some fruity sourness and roasted bitterness
Meilby (11109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Kristiansand Ølfestival 2015
Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, citrus, grape, caramel and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, citrus and grape fruit finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Turtles (2292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Almost black with a big creamy tan head, leaves much lacing on the glass. Aroma, roasted malt, dark chocolate, grass, hay. Medium / light bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Taste got alot of roasted notes, chocolate, coffee, licorice. Finish bitter with chocolate and hops.