Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice thick and rich imperial stout. Deeply roasted and well composed if a little unidimensional.
gunnar (7997) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of red wine, light roasted malts and Liquorice. Taste is light sweet, with roasted and toasted notes, weak bitter Coffee and some Smooth chocolate. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. More than nice,
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.5%. Black colour, large tan head. Lovely aroma of roast malts, oak, oaked red wine, liquorice, chocolate, prunes, mild coffee. Slightly sweet flavour with the same elements as in the aroma, the roast malts, coffee and chocolate notes come forward stronger now, also hints of vanilla. Moderate hops (28.5 IBU). Warming mouthfeel. Excellent beer
Holmen1 (4892) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal sep-16: nesten helt svart med beige skum. Saftig aroma og smak i en perfekt balansert kombo med kaffe, sjokolade, røde bær. Rund, fyldig, og med lett delikat bitterhet som gjør det til en fornøyelse å helle den innenfor snippen. Saftig og passe tørr på samme tid. En vennlig avslutning på en super aften. Tnx Sigmund!
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 12.09.16. Ebony. Brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, strong coffee and a hint of liquorice. Similar taste, with medium strong bitterness. Bitter pine is lingering on,
tandembrauer (1193) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee, dark bread, some floral notes. Tastes slightly bitter with some sweetness. Medium bodied, bitter finish.
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville. Shared with E. Almost black pour. Big molasses, roast in the nose. Some cocoa for more sweet smells. A bit thickly muddled in the taste. Sweet. Molasses. Cocoa. Some coffee presence. But muddled. Too much alcohol presence than would add value. Finishes more sweet than anything else. Shrug? Ok. Maybe the worst of what was brought home from the Asheville trip. 13.3
Borup (12047) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts, alcohol and bitterness.
wrlangin (168) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours pitch black with medium tan head. Nice aroma of toasted malt and burnt sugar. I was expecting big flavours but overall taste was balanced, maybe even subtle. Flavours of roasted malt, chocolate, and espresso were present but not as bold as expected based in aroma. A good, second tier RIS.
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humlelala (1311) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(sampler from 65 cl bottle at CBF) Poured into festival taster glass at fridge temperature reveals a pitch black body with one finger of tan head that fades, leaving film and nice lace. Aroma has a sweet, roasted slightly boozy and oxydised quality. Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a warming finish. Flavour is very sweet. Gartifying but ultimately too sweet for my taste.