Reconqvista (207) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown color with a small light brown head. Aroma is toasted malt with caramel and nut notes. Flavor is sweet with a long bitter end. Body is think and carbonation low.
abemorsten (3071) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle at home. Gift from Eva and Thomas. Clear deep ruby-mahogany colored body with a mid sized, light brown head leaving excellent lacing.. Pleasant wooden, toasted caramel nose. Sweet, pungent caramel and a suiting toasted bitterness. Full bodied and syrupy with a long lasting and pleasant finish.
McWorta (828) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown-dark brown bit hazy colour with a beige medium lasting small head. Noses of sweet bit artificial chocolate, light vanilla wood traces and caramel. Slick texture with a medium body, mainly sweet flavours with a light bitter hit at the back of the palate. Finish is fading quickly and is rather boring.
Holmen1 (3208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske på Cardinaltreff okt-14: beige skum. Aroma av ristet brød og karamell. Fin karbonering bidrar til en god munnfølelse. Brown ale synes jeg stort sett er en kjedelig ølstil, men denne er faktisk en brown ale som der er noe ved. Gjester til tranfigelse.
Holmen2 (1565) - NORWAY - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 27.10.14. Brown. Beige head. Aroma of semi-dark malt and vanilla/oak. Similar taste. Well-balanced with good drinkability.
tandembrauer (434) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared bottle at "Mandag i annen", Cardinal. Pours hazy brown with beige head. Aroma malty-fruity, nothing special. Malty taste, but not heavy. Caramel and roast-hops bitterness. A bit for bitter for my taste ("too bitter for style", though I’m not a style guide maniac).
floydian1 (1117) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in Copenhagen. Dark brown beer with medium beige-white head. Nose has caramel and chocolate malts with a subtle nutty and red fruity notes. Taste is medium sweet caramel/chocolate malts with a lovely smooth palate and light bitterness. Medium body with lowish carbonation. Enjoyed this one.
Sigmund (5554) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Also bought from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 5.3%. Deep brown colour, moderate off-white to beige head. Pleasant aroma of fruity hops. Some biscuity malts in the background. Flavour of fruity hops, caramel, lightly roasted malts and brown bread, some hop bitterness in the finish. A remarkably solid take on a beer style that rarely blows my socks off. Well done Coisbo!
tmrmwel (1159) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Aroma is dark roasted malts with coffee, cocoa and some whiffs of anise. Medium bodu with quite light texture and average carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts and cocoa and kandi, as well as fruity yeast with prunes and molasses.
ruigo (1410) - PORTUGAL - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a 33cl bottle. Pours a cloudy brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty, caramel and roasted. Average to soft carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with some smoked and wood notes. Dry and lightly astringent finish. Overall, a nice brew.