Holmen1 (4439) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra fat på Mi2 Cardinal aug-15: brunsvart med beige skum. Flott aroma og nydelig smak (selv med bruken av torvrøykt malt!), balansert. Kaffe, torvrøyk, plumpudding, korinter, deep fruityness. Alt dette også i ettersmaken.
gunnar (7508) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear deep ruby with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma is thick malty goodies, weak peated, lovely inviting aroma. Taste is moderate sweet, weak peated, and smoked malts, very good
Holmen2 (2636) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 17.08.15. Ebony. Uneven, pale brown head and lacing. Aroma of dark malt, dark syrup and bacon crisps. Taste of smoked cheese and bacon crisps.
Kita (1778) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear dark brown head with medium soapy light brown head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of smoke, caramel and chocolate. Taste starts light sweet grainy with roasted malt note, following is refreshing fruity and smoky, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. A bit too subtle to meet my high expectations...
Sigmund (6277) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, low tan head. Mildly roasted aroma with hints of coffee, and moderate notes of peat smoked malts. Medium dry flavour, well balanced notes of roast malts and peat smoke. Moderate hops.
Vili (245) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Dark brown pour with velvety, light brown head, little lacing. Aromas of peat, rye bread and coffee. Taste is malty and sweet, although a bit weak and somewhat bland. Low carbonation, oily palate. Aftertaste is long and sweet, malty ride. Not bad, but was expecting more.
Iznogud (1967) - CROATIA - JUL 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 500 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours black with beige head. Smoked, roasted malts, chocolate, bitterish. Good one.
drjoeng (651) - SINGAPORE - JUN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5.3% ABV. Smoked Porter.
Presented with neat malty nose full of honeyed dates. Full of sugary promise.
Rich swarthy porty stain, coming in at around 40ºSRM.
The first thing I have to say about the palate is the crisp DRY FINISH. The carbonation is light with floral and spicy flavor notes as the aroma blooms after the first sip with lilies and sandalwood.
huineman (543) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black with red shades. Long-lasting tan head.
High aromas of smoke, coffee, chocolate and Maggi dressing.
Silky, mouth-covering, with a bitter finish. Classic and nice.
MarkoNm (2155) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown color, topped with a medium sized beige colored head. Initially mild smokey aroma, bacon quality, that develops more chocolate and caramel notes later on. Also some mild roasted coffee presence. Bod is silky and creamy, mild caramel sweetness matched by very gentle roastiness. Not a big fan of smoked beers, but this one is simply great.