HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark amber, thin beige head. Some caramel on the nose, tasted of caramel but also malty and quite mild in flavour. Weak body.
milecastle (3) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice lower alcohol porter/stout. Simple aroma. Dark brown then ruby against the light. Looks a little thin, as it tastes although still an enjoyable drink. One for those who still like to drink stout in the summer as almost refreshing!
Holmen1 (3409) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff april-13: Bryggeriet forvirrer oss i startøyeblikket med sin varedeklarasjon som kaller dette både en "rich ruby porter" eller "strong mild". Whatever - dette er et godt session beer: smaksrik, balansert, rund&fin.
abemorsten (3146) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle at Cardinal. Deep clear mahogany colored body with a beige film. Mellow roasted nose. Soft and clean. Well balanced toasted notes and mild bitternes. Calm roasted bitter finish. Most enjoyable.
Sigmund (5696) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle conditioned, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.8%. The main label calls the beer a "rich ruby porter", while a side label calls it a "strong mild". Whatever - it is a decent beer anyway. Mahogany coloured beer, clear first, hazy when the yeast is poured in the end. Low beige head. Moderate natural carbonation. Malty aroma and flavour with mild roasty notes, hints of ripe berries, chocolate and mild coffee. Not very sweet, a moderate bitterness in the finish. Not bad, and "very English".
garthicus (2786) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Appearance: very dark brown, boarding black. Small tan head. Aroma: mild red wine notes, some chocolate, grassy, malty. Flavour: Medium mouthfeel with a nice light chocolate flavour, malty with long dry finish. Simple and nice.
Ratattack (2) - - NOV 9, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice winters beer, enjoyable while watching the logs burn on the fire. Strong tastes with chocolate overtones.
Worth Santa coming down the chimney for!
SarkyNorthener (2918) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown. Malt aroma. Taste is of malts and dark chocolate. Medium bodied. Not one of the best porters, just average.
jmgreenuk (5714) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin white head. Big malty aroma with hints of citrus. Lots of malt in the flavour with hints of vanilla. You could almost chew this beer! There is almost no bitterness and the finish is very smooth. This is an excellent beer that would be perfect for a session.
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Hazy dark brown beer. Some light malt - toffee. Not much else going on apart from a little hop bitterness.