Someone Else’s Wort II by ClubGonzo, Stout, 6.6% ABV, 55 IBU.
7 Fjell Bryggeri brewed the official Bergen Ølfestival 2014 beer, a stout called BØLL. ClubGonzo got his hands on some wort, fermented it at his place, skipped the coffee and instead stored the beer on oak chips for 6 weeks.
The result is a lively beer, to put it mildly. It’s a gusher, and I get a very huge, frothy, brown head initially, but it settles down to a fully lasting layer after some time. The body is black and viscous-looking.
Very strong aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and ash. In the back I get cask wood (hello oak chips!) and smoke.
The flavour is rather strong and includes the same dark malty notes and wood as I found in the aroma, with additional notes of sweet fruits and leather in the back. There are also some vague solventy hints in the far background that are a bit disturbing. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter.
It’s a full-bodied beer with a very yeasty and chalky dry texture, which I assume is due to the gushing. It’s also a bit too lively carbonated for my taste.
Conclusion: A quite nice one, that would have been even better if it wasn’t over-carbonated.
Aroma: 7/10 Appearance: 3/5 Taste: 6/10 Palate: 3/5 Overall: 12/20 Ratebeer score: 3.1/5.0