Osprey87 (1180) - London via, WALES - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Thick black with big tan head. So big that the bartender had to pour three glasses and then combine them into one. Strangely, the head on the glass I was eventually given doesn’t endure that long. Mouthfeel of the beer is really great and the beer is very easy drinking at 10.5%. Flavour is mostly roasted barley, a little coffee, sweet, bitterness comes late in the flavour along with some raisin. Astringency in aftertaste. A decent beer. The best aspect is the mouthfeel, which must be up there with the best.
gunnfryd (9929) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cardinal. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, malt, hop, licorice. Flavour is coffee, malt, hop, chocolate, licorice, berries. Full body. Very nice beer.
Inbreak (1533) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 16.03.2013, tap @ Cardinal:
Lett sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, mørkt sukker, kaffi, karamell, gras, sjokolade. Lett tørr og fyldig sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, høy, kaffi, mørkt sukker, alkohol, gras, karamell, røsta korn. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head, Low carbonation and a malty full bodied flavour. Slightly smoked with no overpowering sweetness that you often find in beers of this strength. Dangerously easy to drink and very impressive.
tmrmwel (756) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Cardinal. Pours black, with a small creamy head. Aroma is burned malts, peat and some grain. Full creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with tobacco, dates and dark fruits, molasses and burned sugar, as well as some smoke.
RuneStumo (2130) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.03.2013. On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Thanks to Gunfryd! Black colour with Off-white head. Dark malts with strong aroma and flavours of dry bitter dark cacao or chocolate. Its also sweet and its strong. Rich strong body. Aftertaste is more bitterness.
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 On tap at cardinal. 1 finger beige head. Nose is roasted coffee, sugarroe, some alcohol and sigarbox. Taste is bitter coffe, pine, some hoppyness and dark alsomt burnt caramel. U are left with a nice peppery aftertaste. A lovely imp sipper
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra fat på Cardinaltreff feb-13: aroma av rådyr, eksklusiv kaffe og sigarkasser. Kveldens nese iflg Alse Bjørn. Rund munnfølelse og laang ettersmak preget av aromaen. Bitterheten balanserer maltsødmen, men litt brent toast i smaken. So smooth, mer glattbarbert enn bearded.
abemorsten (2492) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cardinal. Good coffee, dark chocolate, roasted notes and pollen on the nose. Smooth and pungent. Full bodied. Roasted delights and liquorice in the mouth but a hint of green apples in the end. Still, a wonderful beer
Sigmund (4820) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, low tan head. Pleasant roasty and fruity aroma, hints of exotic woodwork. Very little carbonation. Warming mouthfeel, The flavour is heavily roasty, notes of very strong coffee and dark bitter chocolate, not very sweet. A solid hoppy and roasty bitterness in the finish.