Archbeer.com

Archbeer.com is an independent informal site for beer enthusiasts, providing information on specific beer brands tested by guitarist Archaon of the Norwegian black metal band 1349.

Ratings

The beers reviewed are rated on a scale ranging from 1 to 6 based on the following parameters:

  • Color
  • Consistency/texture
  • Fragrance
  • Elements of taste and aftertaste
  1. Disgusting (rather drink water)
  2. Poor/boring (somewhat drinkable, but nothing more than that)
  3. Ok (meets expectations)
  4. Good (above average and high quality in terms of taste)
  5. Splendid (top notch; a joy to consume every drop)
  6. Out-of-body experience (absolutely supreme taste and presentation)

Big BenPours quite dark with nice hat. The low key aroma is a turn-off, but… It starts off with nut-taste, going into some strange, spicy pattern. First, just… Nutty, then to nutmeg- like taste, which which also grows by the 2nd sip. One can barely get some hints of the malts before it’s gone, so shortlasting it’s almost hard to detect. Kind of good taste in there, sorrounded by an attempt on good taste, with an ugly bitterness to it.

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