Holmen1 (4748) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske (2006-årgangen) på sesongåpning Mi2 cardinal aug-16: brunsvart med eksemplarisk skum som står distansen ut. Vanilje/eik, dessertsjokolade, eksklusiv kaffe og modne bær i skjønn forening. En superlekker porter som bør nytes i små glass, gjerne sammen med gode venner.
Sigmund (6645) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, vintage 2016, at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.5%. Black colour, large tan head. Nice aroma of moderately roasted malts, exotic woodwork, chocolate and vanilla. Smooth flavour, notes of roast malts, mild coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Should not be drunk too cold.
gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours black with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is full dark malty, oak and wood with some notes of dark roasted caramel. Taste is Smooth dark malty, moderate dry weak roast, dark chocolate, lingering chocolate, more than nice this one.
Holmen2 (2777) - NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 15.08.16. Ebony. Brown head and lacing. Fine and complex aroma of dark wood, ash, roasted malt and coffee. Similar taste, with medium bitterness. Also some vanilla.
tandembrauer (1080) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with little off-white head. Aroma of caramel, some oak, some vanilla. Tastes pretty bitter, some sweetness. Surprisingly thin bodied. Somehow unbalanced.
Florya (1702) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: bottle Appearance: almost black with a medium to small light brown head. Aroma: coffee, caramel, dried fruit, syrup and truffles. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.
ninecats (480) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Nääs Fabriker. Pitch black, small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, oak tree, burnt leather, burnt sugar, coffee, ash. Taste is malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, slight oak, finishes dry with alcohol notes and firm bitterness. Big body, low carbo.
mauritsio (736) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Prisma, Tallinn. 2013. Black with xxl head. Strong coffee and some dark berries. Wooden, port wine notes.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
AaronTDubs (309) - - FEB 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color. Creamy head. Aromas of vanilla, rasins, and roasted malts. Woody flavor, but controlled. Quite bitter, with coffee notes, but with a good balanced sweetness. Very tasty
kokkenrolv (277) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is coffee, dark bitter chocolate, cocoa, hints of vanilla, orange. Black brown, clear, beige head. m- sweetness, light bitter, taste is dark bitter chocolate, coffee, some salt licorice, hints of vanilla and some wood. Medium body, average carbonation, long finish with some bitterness. Nice porter, pretty complex.