Veer (362) - Landskrona, - FEB 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: sourish heavily roasted malts, fresh aroma hops, cocoa, something akin to the sourness of rowanberries, liquorice, faint esters towards pineapple and pears. Again liquorice.
Flavour: roasted malt sweetness, mild hop bitterness throughout. Walnuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts. Sour malt bitterness in the end.
Appearance: brownish black with yellowish tan foam.
Palate: fizzy, thick by carbonation... not bad but not outstanding
Holmen1 (4625) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal, juni-16: brunsvart med flott beige skum som varer. Nydelig aroma av røstet malt, kaffe, mørk sjokolade og et delikat streif av citrus. Smaken er like god, kraftig, uten å bli for bitter og tørr - svenskene behersker porterstilen til fulle!
gunnar (7599) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark ruby with a small creamy tan head . Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, some decent citrus hops AS well. Taste is moderate bitter and dry, roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate, good citrus dry hoppy finish.
Atom (2100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a medium pale tan head. Aroma of scotch tape piney hops, roasted malt, and chocolate malt. Taste of roasted malt, dry bitter earthy hops, and chocolate, finishing with more bitterness. It’s a solid Porter.
Cunningham (6666) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy orange golden color with a fine tan head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasted and coffee with a fine intensity.
Palate: Medium + body. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Roasted, licorice, coffee and a fine hoppy tail.
Overall impression: Lovely powerful beer!
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Bankkvartalet in Trondheim, Norway.
Arve_Christian (4637) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Pitch black color, good brownish foam. Medium aroma intensity; roasty, malt, leather,dark choclate and some licorice. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable
tfredvik (1670) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Close to black body with a large, creamy, light-brown, very long-lived head on top. Dry, malty and strong aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, ash and cigarettes. Strong flavour of dark roasted malt, coffee, ash, cigarettes and tobacco, with yeasty hints and faint fruits in the back. Light sweet taste with a long-lasting moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, dry and with a soft carbonation. A nice one.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
ABS (840) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Dark brown. Brown head. Roasted malt and coffee nose. Some alcoho. Dark chocolate. Coffee, malt flavour. Leaves. Dry. Bitter. Medium to a bit thin body. Soft to flat carbonation.
Sarpa (1302) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ O’Connells. Pours black with a beige head. Roasted, caramel, cocoa aroma. Roasted, cocoa flavor.
olio (8882) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours dark ruby red color with a thick off-white head. Roasty malty aroma with hints of toffee and caramel, some mood cocoa too. Very pleasant velvety smooth palate, malty, slightly chocolaty flavor with mild hop bitterness. Maybe some mild orange also on the aftertaste. Quite pleasant and quaffable. Nice.
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Malmö Craft Beer Festival 2015. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing brown head. Pitch black body. Powerful hoppy coffe spicy roasted malt liquorice aroma and flavor with a high carbonation and a long finish. Tasty, well balance with a fair amount of hops bitterness and alcohol level.