Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad at all. The nose has the twin scents of orange and chocolate malt. Reminds me of those Brit Chocolate Oranges. Flavor is a nice deep, dark but not overpowering malt profile. Tad sweet, but not cloying.
Sigmund (6551) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cardinal Pub Bar, Stavanger. Black colour,moderate beige head. Aroma of oranges and chocolate. Fruity, slightly acidic and moderately roasty flavour, medium dry, notes of citrus, moderate hops.
Palme (3956) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. This is a deep and dark brown, not too far off being black one with a nice hefty lacing beige head. Mild nose. I get a little bit of dry roastiness, hints of chocolate. Not much more. It has a mild oily texture and a above average carbonation level. Soft cocoa dry bitterness in the taste, some darkness and a mils wood sourness in the back. Quite nice and non complicated. 16.10.2015
bdleedahl (151) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mild sourness to this beer. Slightly thin on the body though, with the underlying beer not being complex enough.
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tightslice (848) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is orange, orange peel and chocolate. Taste is slight dark chocolate, fruity and a dry burnt finish. Great aroma but doesn’t really deliver on the IPA portion.
culchiem (3447) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at City Beers. Black with a huge head. Aroma is orange zest. Flavour is soft toffee malt, chocolate with a twist of orange. Dry light burnt finish.
nearbeer (4785) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. Pours mahogany with some ruby tints and a thin film of cream. Aroma is Terry’s chocolate-orange ball with darker chocolate and touches of espresso and sourish lactose. Tastes of lightly tart berry, dark chocolate. Turns to a blend of orange zest and malted milk ball at the end. Long finish dries it up well with some light pine, ash and dark roasted bean. The roast and orange peel provide a light astringency and a balance that brings to mind the orange and black of the uniform. Light-medium body has a medium carbonation that flares up a bit, but that seems appropriate in this celebratory tribute brew even if I’m a die-hard Cardinal fan.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at ushers. Pours black, nose is light orange, roasted, funky, taste is sweet, orange, fruity, dry.
cgarvieuk (20766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at ushers... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet chocolate.. Puff candi chocolate roast malts nose.. Soft toffee chocolate roast.. Odd zezty fruits chocolate.. Light orange fruits
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Basement Beer Bar, Aalborg
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, berries, orange, chocolate and hint of tartness. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long fruity, chocolate, caramel and hint of sourish finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Leighton (18082) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the Bottle Shop - Bermondsey. Pours deep brown with a creamy tan head. The nose holds toasted bread, some spicy pine, hints of orange peel. Light-medium sweet flavor with mellow roast, further toasty bread, dusty pine, earth, dark berries, leaves. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with further spicy pine, very slight citrus rind, fine roast, some impressions of cocoa. Just so so overall.