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.


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)
SurlyA dark brown beer, looks inviting and smells even better. Massively pointing towards bitter coffee by smell, great texture and good carbonization. Tastewise it is acidic and lightly bitter to start with, and short undernotes of nutty sweetness rounded off with a more solid bitter end. Picture the idea of an insanely good mix between iced coffee and a good brown ale… Somewhere along those lines you can find this.