Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a clear dark brown one with a small bubbly light beige top. It smells quite nice this. Nice roasted sweetness with brown sugar, coffee, malt and good quality chocolate. Really nice, and it tastes just as nice. Soft gentle and balanced. It has chocolate, coffee, brown caramel and a really balanced bitterness. Ends with a soft burned and roasted finish and aftertaste. One of the better I’ve had from these guys. 09.01.2013
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium bodied, smooth texture, head thinnish. Tastes of toasted roasted malts, chocolate and liquorice. Interesting and worth getting again.
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske på Cardinaltreff jan-13: stout med hvete, koriander og appelsinskall høres forlokkende ut, og selv med sitt beskjedne vitamininnhold 4,9% er dette godsaker. Tydelig og behagelig aroma allerede på 10 cm avstand (kanskje luktesansen ikke er helt ødelagt allikevel). "A smooth creamy stout" fastslår bryggeriet, og det er ikke selvskryt. Rund fruktighet og med balanse som en konkurransedanser. Litt vandig ettersmak sammenliknet med ølen vi hadde før denne, men det er en urettferdig sammenligning.
abemorsten (2492) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l bottle shared at Cardinal. Clear dark prune juice colored body with a small light brown head. Roasted raisins and coffee on the nose. Smooth drink with a mellow medium body. Mild roasted notes in the mouth and gently lingering. Delicious.
danlo (903) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Black in colour, creamy light brown head leaving lots of lacing, with chocolate & coffee aroma. Taste is burnt roast malt, coffee, chocolate sweetness and a fruity tangy bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Quite OK.
ej (618) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark pour with a small film of tan foam. aroma of roasted malts, light tannins and cocoa. taste is rather mellow with some fruityness and hints of coffee, chocolate and toffee. medium body and carbonation
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black with a lasting tan head. Rich roasted aroma with toffee and caramel, licorice and chocolate. Sweetish roasted flavour with licorice and coffee
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from local supermarket. Apprearance was good however overall not too impressed. Roasty aroma. Quite thin for what was labelled as a ’smooth creamy stout’ though interestingly the image against the beer on this site says its a dark ale which I’d have said a more accurate description.
mr_h (2446) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Camperdown Place, Glasgow - clear very dark red brown, thin bubbly tan head, chocolate malt aroma, no lacing, chocolate, hint of fruitiness, smooth, nice
LarsEngen (346) - Sandvika, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours very dark brown with some ruby tones. Medium creamy brown head that leaves a good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Medium body and a light bitterness. Good one but not that complex.