gunnfryd (15482) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2015
KRS 131214. Dark brown colour with no head. Flavour is alcohol, malt, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, alcohol, coffee, dried fruit, rum, licorice, spices. Complex very nice beer. SlackerMads (3583) - DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Brown with no head. Tobacco, leather, rye bread, brown banana, salty licorice, molasses. Full body, heavy sweet, low bitterness, light salty, wooden, tannic. Long finish. Ok, but steep price. Unlikely to buy again. yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, 25cl. It pours an oily, flat, brown body without head. The aroma has lots of chocolate and dried fruits, with a boozy touch, caramel, prunes, dried figs, dark sugar notes, rum, some licorice and a leathery touch. It’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, with quite a lot of sweetness. Lots of flavors too, dark sugar, leather, molasses, rum, dried figs and a touch of licorice. Definitely a tasteful one, a sipper that hides the alcohol very well. Is it really at 24%? Don’t know, but it’s sure a strong one. Nice. 141213 Meilby (11790) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 250ml @ GeokkjerGeokkjer (7663) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Pours hazy dark brown with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, raisin and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruity, caramel and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
Bottle 24%. Pours deep amber with a tiny off-white head.Aroma of malt, some roasted and toasted notes, caramel, nuts, grains, biscuits and bread. Flavor is sweet and malty with some spices, slightly roasted and toasted malt, warming alcohol, caramel and bread. Full body, still.
Christian (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Dark brown with s tiny off-white head. Malty aroma with nothing else. Sweet malty flavour with malt and caramel, all too much.... gunnar (9920) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Pours almost pitch black with a tiny tanned head. Aroma of deep strong liquorice,tar, toffee and rich chocolate. Taste is rich and powerful sweet, dark red ripe fruits, thick, sticky and oily mouthfeel, rich thick caramel,long lasting, moderate sweet aftertaste with almonds and marzipan, tar and salty seaweed. Well hidden alcohol. Nice.
Inbreak (6709) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 07.12.2013, tap @ Henrik Øl og Vinstove:Palme (4856) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, butterscotch, raisins, dark sugar, toffee, licorice, dough, hints of alcohol. Taste is rich and sweet, caramel malts, raisins, dark sugar, butterscotch, toffee, licorice, almond essence, alcohol, cardboard, oak, harsh grass. Longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough, but would have been a lot better if it had not been for the bullshit tap lines @ Henrik.
On tap @ Henrik. It actually has a little head this. Bubbly and not to big, but definitely present. The beer itself is really deep dark brown in color and the little head in top has a mild brown looking color. Surprisingly soft and low on the nose. Was expecting a monster, but this is quite gentle and kind. Perhaps a bit cold, so I’ll give it some time. A wise decision if I may say so, cause this smells absolutely fantastic! After about 10 minutes it has opened up from a shy almost non existing generic dark ale to a aromous aroma bomb with a ton of dark glazed fruity sweetness combined with all sorts of things. The main role goes to the sweet dark raisins. So present here! As is dates with mild tarmac, almonds, prunes and woody bourbon. It also has hints of warming alcohol, tobacco and something wood burned. Sweet! Lots and lots of flavor! The alcohol is somehow not disturbing at all (could be the fact that this is not exactly the first today, but still). It’s really thick and syrupy in the mouth this, but it has a mild soft prickling carbonation level. Super dark and burned bitter raisins with wood and dark sugars. The tarmac sticks in the taste as well, and it has leathery touch to it. A bit like Tasting the loft at your grandma’s house. Ends smoky and that smoky touch kinda overwhelms the aftertaste for some time. A really flavorful and powerful one! Can’t even imagine how this was when it was twice the strength... 06.12.2013 ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2013
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen, as 12 % ABV. Deep red-hued brown body, medium creamy off-white head. Nose is intense caramel and raisins, dark malts, toffee and hints of leather and smoke. Taste is dense syrupy raisins, caramel, dates, dark malts and hints of smoke, leather and chocolate. Creamy full body, soft to medium carbonation. Very nice and densely sweet eisbock from Søgaard; this one really hots the spot. :-)