asimeow (268) - Sandsli, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015 notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, the label is all in Norwegian, but I’m fairly certain it says batch # 209 on it - dark ruby pour, with a compact but lasting off-white head - quite apparent english ale yeast and doughy character in the aroma, along a hard water/mineral smell, light chocolate, mild herbal notes and moderate spices (nutmeg/cinnamon) - strong, dry marris otter flavor - seems very scottish ale-like, with a mild roastiness, and indistinguishable herbs and spices far in the background - moderate bitterness compliments the dryness - mild cocoa flavors, some munich malt fruitiness, and subtle doughy character break through the initial dryness - a little bit thin, but a nice, quaffable Christmas brew.
0,5l bottle. 2014 edition. Brown, malty colour. Tall caramel head. Light aroma, yeasty, malty, cheese... Very frothy. Hard to pour a glass... Licorice aromas, as well. Heavy flavour of licorice, roasted malts and charcoal. Decent for a low ABV porter. morri (277) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
500ml bottle. Medium fluffy tan head with good lacing. Opaque dark brown body. Aroma is mostly malty with some grassy hops. Sweet on the tongue. Dry, slightly bitter finish. A little thin and weak. k92488 (484) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Backlog fra Ticks Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca... Etter best evne... Holmen1 (5874) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Fra flaske (batch 36, brygget 17.10.03!) på RB-treff på Vistnes: fantastisk å kunne smake en årgangsøl fra NØ sin spede start. Null skum og liten munnfylde, men med en tydelig smak av rosiner og en touch av stjerneanis. Mer en kurositet enn smaksopplevelse. abemorsten (3615) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle kindly shared by gunnar. Batch 36. Brewed brewed 17.10.03. Best before. 17.10.04. Clear mahogany body with a small light brown head. Toasted malts with notes of tobaccoo and prunes. Raisins and dried fruits. Flat. Medium bodied. Long caramel and dark fruits in the finish.
Holmen2 (3638) - NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle from 2003. Batch 36. Aroma of star anis and malt. Tobacco and soda in taste. Waterish mouthfeel. Inbreak (6025) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating, 0,5l bottle @ home:Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
Sødmerik lukt med preg av brent karamellmalt, humle, sjokolade, lakris og nøtter. Sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, sjokolade, nøtter, kaffi, litt lakris. Litt tynn munnfølelse. Middels bitterhet og lengde. God.
Bottle 500ml vintage 2005 @ homeBygers (1185) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
Pours reddish dark brown with a beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, dried fruits and oxidized. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle 0,5l. It poured a black colour medium beige thick head. Aroma of spices, smoke, caramel and hops. It has a flavour of caramel, smoke, coffee, roasted malt with a bitter undertone. It has a lingering aftertaste. RateBeer says this a porter. For that I think it was a bit watery. The bottle says it is a dark ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Rasmus40 (20644) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Yngwie, vintage 2004. Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, chocolate, a little roasted malt and a bit oxidized. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted light bitter finish. For a 2004 beer with a low ABV this has held up really well. 271112