Holmen2 (2289) - NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and berries. Similarly fine taste, well balanced with bitterness. Surprisingly quaffable. Wonderful mouthfeel.
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at NWAF ... dark brown black ... thin tanhead ... sweet chocolate malt nose ... sweet roast ... dark malts ... soft gentle chocolate roast ... sft easy
ladnewton (1671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CBC Brixton on 12th October 2012. Deep brown with pale brown head soon decaying to ring and film. Fruity aroma with plenty of berries. Raspberry/cranberry in-mouth with floral hoppiness. Lemon and peach present late on, with a deliciously fruity yet not oversweet finish. Light mouthfeel and body but mild texture. Well crafted, rated as a novelty beer.
Peppar (3) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not very much milk or cranberry in the flavor.
Nice taste from the malt and a somewhat Pilsner bitterness. Beautiful color and nice foam.
BeerViking (3482) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask as Holy Cow, black with a lasting ivory head, roasty choc and coffee nose, creamy body with strong burnt bitterness, roast cocoa, some umami in the finish. Delicious.
Holmen1 (3936) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l flaske fra Inverness, delt med importør Ovesen ombord på Fridtjofen juli-14: fint gardinskum, nydelig rubinfarge og aroma av kraftige bær (tranebær) og kaffe. Syrligfrisk smak og god munnfylde. Lang ettersmak med balansert bitterhet, her er der mye glede for bare 4,7%.
Leighton (15396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear, dark gold with a fine, beige cream head. Aroma holds some modest lactic sugars, modest roast, some leather, dirt and wet wood. Medium sweet flavor with mellow chocolate, dirt, background dark fruits, mild earthy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with a bit more bitterness, plenty of dirt, earth and burnt leaves, along with toasty malts, milk chocolate and fruit skins. Quite a nice sweet stout.
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th October 2012
Craft. Clear dark red beer, little pale tan head. Palate is smooth and slightly dry. Very mild roast in the otherwise mellow dark malt. Trace of smoke and lactose. Nice fruit - a little tart, not sure I would have identified Cranberry without already being in the know. Finishes dry with the mild roast and smoke carrying over in to the aftertaste and joined by subtle banana ester. Hangs together well.
dynamiteninja (1694) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond, Yorks. Medium tan head. Chestnut to mahogany body. Nose is black malt, hops, lime, roastiness, milk chocolate, spice and dark cherries. Bitter. Dry finish. Good.
TimE (4347) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium chestnut color. Light brown color. The nose is milk chocolate and cranberries, but not very strong. Wow, the mouth is really creamy and you it tastes like melted dark chocolate with cranberries. Not sweet. Smooth as can be. Really lovely. Lingering chocolatey finish. Med full bodied. What makes this beer great is that it easily could be too sweet or cloying but never gets anywhere near there. The chocolate just stays in the mouth.