tandembrauer (1147) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2016 Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy black with little light brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice, acetone, some vinous notes. Tastes slightly sweet with balancing bitterness. Oily mouth feel.
gunnar (7880) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours almost black with a weak head. Aroma of malts, weak smoke. Taste is moderate sweet, light roasted malts, liquorice and tar, dry liquorice finish.
Holmen2 (2873) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.05.16. Very dark brown. Not much head. Aroma of green apples zest, dark malt and coffee. Fine taste, with dark malt, vanilla, dark chocolate and pine. Pronounced bitterness.
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.7%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Pleasant aroma of roast malts, vanilla, chocolate and mild coffee. A hint of smoked malts. Slightly sweet flavour with the same elements as in the aroma, the smoked malts come through a bit more now. Moderate hops.
AnG_BrgNor (507) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black body, short lasting brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is malt, roasted and coffee.
SinH4 (3100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with sneakychi, many thanks! Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, hazelnuts. Taste is toffee, chocolate, burnt hazelnuts, molasses (like a Bock), and a bit of phenols and even a hint of plastic/rubber and solvent. Bitter finish, quite chewy. Surprisingly light overall, but the solvent notes are a bit of a turnoff.
Echon (369) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a dark brown head.
Sweet malty aroma with notes of chocolate. Rich malty and hoppy flavour, with notes of toasted malt. Medium sweetness and high bitternes. Dry and bitter finish, with some lingering alcohol.
Full body with a smooth mouthfeel and soft/average carbonation
Rich, smooth and tasty, with a great balance.
rusos (594) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma roasted, cocoa, caramel, dark fruits. Some nuts. Taste is roasted, caramel, wood. Quite light body for Imperial Stout. However good one.
Cuso (7785) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle kindly shared by rusos, many thanks. Almost black color with minimal minimal beige head. Chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, coffee in aroma. Taste, chocolate, roasted malt, some fruit, coffee, wood. Very good.
Gurthnar (5003) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Rusos, many thanks! Very dark colour. Lots of roast in this one, somehow too thin for my liking. Alcohol slightly poking out. Very good.