jackafholmes (823) - - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from greystones, Sheffield. Weak smoky aroma. Entirely opaque, black colour, with a thin creamy head. Really delicious smoky flavour. Heavily carbonated, spoils the palate slightly.
ABS (769) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As Thornbridge Smoked Winter Porter. Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Very dark brown colour. Tan to brown head. Dark fruit and smoke nose. Roasted coffee. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and smoke flavour. Medium body and carbonation. Some sweetness. Bitter ending. A bit dry ending as well. Would’ve guessed this had a lot more ABV than 5.3 %. Feels almost like an Imperial Porter. A good one for sure!
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home from brewery online shop
opaque peaty brown with pillowy tan head. Gentle smokey Oakwood nose, lively carbonation, full bodied, slightly minty, earthy, dry, weird mineral finish. Unfortunately the smoke dissipates far too quickly and not much else to carry flavourwise.
klm1 (630) - - OCT 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black color haze with tiny light brown head. Visually low carbonation with slow up rising bubbles.
Aroma of roasted malts, slightly smoked.
The same is taste, roadted, smoked, with fruity esters of cherries. Body is soft, carbonation is low .
charlotte (4953) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Black colour with large beige head.Aroma of roasted chocolate and dark toffee caramel,nice with good full body and mild smoked flavor,even fruity with hint of dark dried fruits and hops.
ogivlado (6651) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Pivoljub Ljubljana. Black coloured, small to medium sized beige head, mild roasty nose without any trace of smoke. Roasted malt, caramel, notes of dried fruits and milk chocolate with mild smoke presence. Slightly roasty finish. Expected better for sure.
Holmen1 (3926) - 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 (6918) - 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 (2200) - 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 (1595) - 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 (5987) - 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.