gnoff (8929) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle, thanks Alex! Marked L008 12, dated (BB) 05 04 15. Sampled on March 12, 2014.
Black color, medium sized dark brown head with lots of bubbles. Sweet, rich, smoked, chocolate, rasin, figs scent, also wet pipe tobacco, very nice. Sweet, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, vinous, tobacco taste. Roasted, malty, coffee, some dark chocolate aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness that is to the dry side and feels a bit higher I think due to a roasted dry finish.
tomer (2257) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks Ariel, opaque black colour, small bubbly brown head, aroma of dark sourdough bread, chocolate, dark dried fruits, hints of barnyard and smoke, dominant flavour of flavour of raisins and prunes, a bit to much,with chocolate, charred notes and some dirt, quite sour which throws the beer a little of balance. Pretty nice but not great.
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. Pitch black beer with a small brownish/dark beige head. Malty vanilla aroma, hazelnuts, caramel, roasted, milk chocolate, smoked notes, ash, roasted coffee flavor, tar, ash, raisins, figs, smoked notes, alcohol is well hidden. Maybe a bit thin bodied, but a really good beer.
Choos (680) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma smoke and coffee
App black tan head
Flavour extreme smoke with malt and coffee
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
abemorsten (3288) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cardinal. Pours a black body with a brown head. Good lqcing. Liquorice and coffee on the nose. Full bodied and smooth. Pungent burnt raisins, liquorice and smoke in the mouth. Sweet and roasted with a long pleasant finish that reveals the bitterness. Pretty good stuff.
Beer5000 (5182) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Cardinal. Pitch black body with a thin, lacing beige head. Nice, but not very strong aroma of dark, roasted malt with a hint of coffee. Did not find any smoke at first, but after sipping a bit and warming up the glass a bit it’s definitively some smoke here. Flavor has dark roasted malt, mellow smoke, coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of liquorice. Nice body and pleasant aftertaste. A very nice, and easy drinkable moderate smoked porter.
Holmen1 (3730) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra fad på Cardinaltreff feb-14: så å si uten skum (tross kompetent oppskjenking). Aroma av hjemmelagde kokosmakroner. I smaken finner jeg bitter, mørk sjokolade og tørr lakris med antydning av røyk. Skarp ettersmak. Stor kontrast mellom aroma og smak. Tørr. Ikke helt lett å bli klok på - denne må prøves igjen.
Holmen2 (1990) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, little head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and cocoa. Roasted malt is well balanced with bitterness. Fine aftertaste.
Sigmund (5831) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, low beige head. Aroma of smoked malts / smoked sausage, with fruity hops in the background. Light bodied and refreshing for its strength. The fairly dry flavour is smoked, but not extreme, with decent hops throughout, and a spicy warming finish, reminiscent of chipotle.
fiammanghilla (866) - Genova, ITALY - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spina @ le birre della merla 2014.
Scura con schiuma eterna.
Già al naso salta fuori l’affumicato.
Difficile, complessa, corpo setoso e pieno.
Affumicata con buone tostature.
Bevuta un pò di corsa, da riprovare con calma.