Beer4000 (4096) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Dark amber with a big creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor of sweet, roasted malt, mocha, coffee and slightly fruity. The finish is mild bitter and hint of acidity. Nothing really extraordinary but a well crafted stout.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, gravity, at The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge, in the 3rd CB Festival ’10. Dark brown. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of wood and cocoa. Sweet, leathery raisins in the taste and some bitterness.
gunnar (4305) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours deep brown with a small off-white head. Weak roasted malt aroma, taste is medium sweet, traces of chocolate, low bitterness at the end. Average.
FrankJohansen (3599) - Sabro, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown colour with a medium frothy off-white head. Aroma and taste is roasted, fruity with notes of licorice and hops. Thin mouthfeel.
abemorsten (2192) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2009
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours murky brown with a small light brown head. Smells of dark syrup, spruce shoots and herbs. Tastes sweet; sour and a bit acetic from start to finish. Light bodied with a watery texture and soft carbonation.
(9.12.2009 Bottle @ Cardinal, Onsdag^2)
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.0%. All bottled beers from this brewery are filtered to remove all remaining yeast (but possibly not pasteurised?). Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Low beige head of poor retention. Nice aroma and flavour of roasted malts, notes of dark chocolate and mild coffee. Fairly dry, a slight acidity in the finish. A decent enough stout, but not so very special.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask@Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Low espresso head. Black body, limited clarity. Aroma is dry an dusty, with chocolate, dark malts and notes of coffee ground. Dry-sweet, powdery cocoa flavor. Chocolate bitterness and faint fruitiness. Not very filling, but smooth in the mouth. Dry chocolate-malty ending. Rounded, moreish and very easy to drink.
yespr (28623) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours a rather clear and deep amber red to dark brown with a small bubbly and off-white head. Aroma is roasted, mild hops fruity and of light liqourice. Flavour has the same with level of bitterness and mild acidic hard roasted note. Lingering roasted flavoured finish and dry bitter too. Thin mouthfeel.
Bullit (3722) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ 3 Judges. Dark red / blackish colour, short tan head. Aroma of rated malts with a hint of coffee and red fruits. Flavour: glue, roasted malts, fruits, and bitter coffee.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate beige head that stays well. Very dark brown body colour with a few ruby highlights. Nice laceworks. Smell of chocolate malts. Dark malty flavour modestly roasted. A bit salt and peaty. Medium bodied. 500ml bottle from Luvians [St Andrews, 03.11.2008].