tandembrauer (515) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, dried fruits. Tastes slightly sour. Amazingly thin bodied.
Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, batch 099, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.0%. Black colour, small tan head. Pleasant aroma of blackcurrants and roast malts, notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Medium dry but distinctly fruity flavour, blackcurrants with a considerable acidity. Also moderate roasty notes with coffee and dark bitter chocolate again, a hint of smoke.
Skinnyviking (7616) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Rune at Skarven. High fluffy lasting dark brown body. Pitch black body. Coffee cocoa aroma with just a hint of blackcurrant. Coffee cocoa roasted malt caramel with blackcurrant in the background. Little hops bitterness, low carbonation. Short sweet finish. Right alcohol level. Well balanced and good but would have liked a bit more of the blackcurrants.
Rune (9105) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, batch 099 (?), 6 % abv, at Vertshuset Skarven, shared with Skinnyviking. Lots of dimples at the top of a creamy, beige-brown coloured body. Smell of grainy malts and mid-tart berries. Blended liqueur taste of cassis and dark berries on a backbone of chocolate malts. Runs quite dry on the swallow. Nice (Tromsø 13.01.2015).
Cunningham (5356) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black color with a fine head. Well as black as it can get in a dark bar. Ok aroma with coffee, chocolate and some fruity notes. Medium pluss body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. A bit dry ending. Average to soft carbonation. Roasted, coffee, chocolate and fruity flavor. I would not guessed that it was blackcurrant they had used. This was batch # 59. They have used more berries in next batch. Looking forward to taste that one.
[Bottle at SOT Bar & Burger in Trondheim, Norway]