The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 2016 - Bottle share on level 42, with thanks to Kenny. As ’Moylans Orange & Black Congrats Ale!’. Black with a red hue, foamy brown head. Aroma is earthy, orange, airy roasted malt. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is earthy, dusty, chocolate, touch of soap, orange, dry finish. (3.4)
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared on Level 42 15/08/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a a loose tan head. Aroma is soapy, cedar wood, spicy orange, cinnamon. Flavour is composed of mineral, spicy citrus, orange, dried woody grains, woody tannin. Palate is semi sweet, highish carbonation, mineral, . Pretty unimpressed with this one.
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16th August 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare. Almost opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is airy, semi dry and has decent fine carbonation. Soft dark malts, trace of dark chocolate. Tangy orange, some orange peel. Soft finish. Seems more like a flavoured stout, lacks hop punch. It’s fine.
Holmen1 (4892) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra fat på Cardinal (sesongåpning Mi2) aug-16: brunsvart med fint skum som varer. Aroma minner om appelsinsjokolade med en spiseskje kaffe. Sursyrlig smak med appelsin, ikke helt modne bringebær og snev av røstet malt. Den endte opp som kveldens eneste hvor meningene rundt bordet var nokså delte eller mellomfornøyde.
Borup (12047) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at DØE 2016. Dark brown to black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, oranges, caramel, spice, licorice and coffee.
teorn88 (6734) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the August Level 42 tasting. Thanks to Ken. It pours a clean brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is tangy woody roasty with bitter grass notes and wood. Taste is also tangy woody roasty with wood melon and lemon peel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, OK
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to Kenny, 16/08/16.
Light black with a decent tan swirl.
Nose is cocoa powder, charr, light spice, earthy berry, light orange peel.
Taste comprises charr, brown bread, light soap dish, orange peel, light pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness.
Average, a touch overly soapy.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle care of Kenny. It pours darkest brown - black with a medium beige head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, charred wood, dark chocolate, orange peel, cocoa powder, earth and dirt. The taste is smooth, toasty, earthy roast, charred wood, cocoa, earthy, orange peel and earth with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not a huge amount going on, but easy drinking.
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 15.08.16. Black. Brown head and lacing. Roasted malt and dark caramel in aroma. Similar taste, with orange zest and liquorice.
gunnar (8003) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cardinal. Pours black with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of red ripe berries, weak liquorice. Taste is light sweet dark red fruits, cherries, easy drinkable but nothing extra, lack the roasty burnt notes that i like in an BIPA.