Borresteijn (6869) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
66cl Bottle at RBESG’13 Grand Tasting. Black colour, beige head. Aroma is sweet, liquorice, honey, hops, hard roasted malts, fudge. Flavour is quite sweet, malty, liquorice, pine, hops, sticky honey finish with some bitter roast and hops, Medium-bodied. Expected something more aggressive from the Guardians of Asgaard.
caesar (7030) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Dark color, short head. Intense malty aroma, chocolat, hint of roast, toffee. Big flavor from the malts as well, medium bitter, soft sweetness. Intense maltiness. Lovely
Benzai (15323) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Opaque dark brown to black colored beer with a decent sized beige head on top. Aroma has malts, roasted malts, coffee, ash, slightly smoke. Taste malts, roasted malts, smoked malts, coffee, ash and some bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Bosbouw (2873) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooi donker bier met donkere kraag. Ruikt, koffie, chocolade, caramel. Smaakt, koffie, caramel. Goede nasmaak.
Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful dark brown beer with a good tan head. Smells fruity and coffee. Taste is coffee and creamy.
Ktwse (4718) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, light whisky barrel, light smoke and vanilla, some german sausage. Taste is balanced smoky sweet with clear german sausage, leather, earth. Lingering sweet finish with some coffee. Body is medium and creamy with soft carbonation.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting courtesy of dschiller. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head that fades without lacing. Aromas are smoke, choco-coffee and hops. Flavors are cocoa and roast with an aftertaste that is subtle smoke and hop hints. Palate is very thick and perfect for the style with just the right amount of silkiness that eases the drinking experience. Overall, this is a very nice smoked beer, with very balanced and subtle flavors that don’t overwhelm the palate.
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma is smoke, hops, cocoa. Taste is sweet with some smoke and a touch of roast and bitterness. Still holding up quite well. Enjoyable beer for our little Viking metal tasting.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of citrus, coffee, grass, chocolate, licorice and biscuit. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of chocolate, grass, tropical fruit and coffee. Full bodied with medium carbonation.
KyotoLefty (10106) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice chocolate and coffee nose with soy and wood. Black with lace. Fruity chocolate flaor, coffee, very nice fruitiness including citrus from the hops. Tangy and rich. Very good.