Sigmund (7224) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Batch #435, ABV 10%. Deep brown colour, slightly hazy, big beige head. Pleasant aroma of brown malts, notes of rum-raisin and fortified wine, hints of spices and oak. The flavour has loads of malty sweetness and alcohol, notes of dark dried fruits and oak, hints of spices (esp. anise) and liquorice. There is a firm hoppy bitterness in the finish. Powerful beer, a bit "raw in the edges", will probably benefit from a year or two (perhaps more) in the cellar.
gunnfryd (14641) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop. caramel, dried fruits. Flavour is hop, caramel, alcohol, apple, raisin, malt, dried fruits. Full bodied nice beer.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. high malty, light sweetness, roasted, berries, dark fruity, nice hoppy, ryebread, licorice, chocolate, caramel, toffee, prunes, raisins, fat/sticky body. OK.
KnutAlbert (6750) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Olympen
Fungus-like head with coarse bubbles. Sweet berries, caramel. chocolate, prunes.
Heavy , a bit oily.
For late night drinking with a good book.
larsga (7470) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small offwhite head. Deep brownish red body. Nutty earthy strawberry aroma with roasted almonds and toffee notes. Sweet-dry alcoholic dusty roasty strawberry taste with fruity nutty caramel notes. Fullish body. Rounded, warm mouthfeel. Dry roasty dusty nutty malty aftertaste with earthy syrupy roasted almonds notes. Complex and harmonic, even though it’s still strictly speaking quite green. Will rerate, because this is bound to improve with age. (0.35l draft, Olympen, Oslo.)
abemorsten (3593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009
Pours murky orange with no head. Aroma of sherry (even glühwein) ginger and cardamom, ginger. Taste is sweet alcoholic and bitter. Syrupy texture. Full bodied. (Tap @ Cardinal 29.12.2009)
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øgneØ’s stand @Ølmessen 2009,Nærbø. Hazy golden liquid with a creamy, light brown head that lasts. Aromas are all surprisingly mild, Caramel, Alcohol, Prune/Plum and Apple. In the mouth it starts off heavily sweet and lightly acidic. The heavy sweetness lingers into a long finish with a metallic hint. Obviously full bodied, the sweetness is a bit too dominant for my taste. Nice to have tried though.
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Olbutikken, Copenhagen. After a few boring beers from the brewery this beer made me remember why I use to love Nogne O so much a few years back. Pours unclear brown with a creamy head and lacing. Nose and taste is sweet and vinous. Dark fruits, a bit of alcohol and chewy malts. Full bodied. A bit of warmth. Good drinkability. Nice
madsberg (11655) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark reddish brown coloured. Unclear. Beautiful light brown dense head. Aroma of liqourice, berries, raisin and dried fruits. Is a bit subdued. Flavour of raisin, sweetness, prunes, liwourice, berries, light herbs and spices. Medium to full bodied. Quite dry. Ends on a sweet and fruity note. Has a light bitter touch and ABV warm the lips gently.
Rune (12061) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
350ml draught, my second of three big beers at Olympen where the ale was served at the very right drinking temperature. Brown-reddish body with a slight haze. More or less naked on the surface. Smell of sweet prunes and raisin. Dried apricots in flavour added by plums and prunes and underlying malts. Lingering bittersweet finish. Modest spicy alcoholic heating. Full bodied, but still refreshing and quite easy to drink. Rather satisfactory with the ox ribs (Oslo, 13.10.2009).
gunnar (8770) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger.Pours dark amber with a small off-white head.Sweet malty aroma, honey. Taste is sweet alcohol,herbs and hints of anisette. Maybe this beer is too fresh for my likings.