Holmen1 (4351) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff mars-14: vi nærmer oss slutten av kveldens program, og med denne er vi høyt oppe i euforisk begeistring. Flott skum, nesten ugjennomtrengelig svart, flott karbonering som gir en lekker munnfølelse og stoor smaksrikdom. Blir dette stående som kveldens beste? Uansett gir denne ganglag for sjelen.
Arve_Christian (4546) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika . Black color, good brownish foam. Roasted Aromas, yeast, malt, chocolate : medium/ high intensity. Full body & high complexity. Good bitterness & balance . Very enjoyable
visionthing (4380) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours very dark with a small, beige head. Moderate roasty aroma with dark malts, dark fruits, hints of chocolate and hops. Medium sweet with nice roasty notes and a light bitterness. Nice stuff!
Holmen2 (2569) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with short brown head. Alcohol and dark malts in aroma. Slightly better taste, but it’s still crude. Bitter aftertaste.
abemorsten (3475) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours black with a brown head. Coffee raisin and funky smokey liquorice nose. Sharp tongue. Full bodied. Funky burnt raisin and ash. Long finish with notes of green apples.
tandembrauer (1000) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cardinal, 2014/03/24. Black with brownish foam. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweet with a lot of roasted bitterness. Lots of roasted barley used in this beer.
gunnar (7400) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours black with a small tanned head. Aroma is light roasted malts, weak smoked caramel. Taste is smooth , lovely sweet dark roasted malts,red ripe dark fruits, lovely mouthfeel and taste. Moreish ++
Sigmund (6236) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, batch #15, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.3%, OG 1085, FG 1015, IBU 44. Pitch black colour (one of the darkest beers I’ve seen), large and impressive head with colour somewhere between coke grey and brown.
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, leather and chocolate, mixed with acidic and "farmhouse" notes of brettanomyces. The flavour is rich and medium sweet, with some fruity acidity, but is first and foremost dominated by roasty notes of coffee, hints of dark bitter chocolate and black pepper. Great stuff.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a big tan head. Dry roasty aromas with notes of coffee, cocoa, and farmhouse funk. Flavor is roasted malts with a dry funky earthy finish. Interesting brew with a lot going on. Not my favorite impy stout, but worth trying for sure.
pineypower (2957) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First off as a huge metalhead this label and name kicks ass. Anyways, bottle via trade shared with hummm...I know someone. Pours out black with a dark brown head. Aroma is of syrup, chocolate, light roast, dark dried fruits, burnt grains. Taste is complex and a silky smooth borderline sexy mouth feel. Flavors of dark roasty malts,, chocolate, lit medium roast coffee, figs, light molasses, mildly funky yeast?