olsvammel (3295) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Sweet and fruity smell with dried fruit. Similar taste. Nice and easy to drink.
Arve_Christian (3138) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog last year.
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Malty aromas, sweetness in taste.
Full body & high complexity
mile (3034) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and some dark fruitiness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and some dark fruitiness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light dark fruitinesss, light alcohol. Caramel sweetish strong ale - lacks character. For those with sweet tooth.
mr_h (2934) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle courtesy of Rune - hazy brown ale, roasted caramel malt and alcohol aroma, small creamy tan head, sweet, malty, alcohol flavour, carbonation on the low side, bitter aftertaste
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Cardinal. Hazy copper with a two finger thick creamy light brown head leaving a fair lacing. Candy, caramel aroma with distinct fruity tones on the nose. Herbs, candy sweat, leather and tobacco released in the mouth with acidic and salty flavors. Astringent with a dryish finish. Medium carbonation. Feel a bit raw and sharp on the edges.
visionthing (2799) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark amber with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, roasted malt, alcohol and spices. Sweet and fruity with lots of raisins and some spices. Slightly bitter finish. Reminds me a bit about gløgg. Anyway it’s a nice winter warmer. (BF310915)
Marduk (2795) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Dark copper color. Small size, white head, stays. Smells woody and sour. Tastes like Belle Vue Kriek mixed with some shitty macro. And I’m totally aware that it’s not a good thing to say to any beer.
Holmen1 (2575) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske fra Polet og på Cardinal, jan-12: Har likt denne hver gang jeg har prøvd. Interessant med den utpregede rosinsmaken. Håper de lager en ny batch av denne.
daje (2556) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with esp0r. Hazy deep red with a thin beige head. Aroma of forest fruits, nuts and caramel. Taste is roasty malt with berries and spices, of course the raisins are easy to spot.
Good body, great by the fire in the winter
RexTalionis (2518) - FINLAND - FEB 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours unclear copper in color with tan head. Sweet malty notes, bozyness and brown sugary notes in aroma. Sweetish taste with some boozy notes appearing.