jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2010
A rich creamy head on top of the black beer. Needs some time in the glas before it opens up with coffee, licorice and a all-in-all good malty nose.
In the mouth i develops some chocolateflavours, with coffe. Almost mocca feeling to it. Good carbonation gives it a good mouthfeel! abemorsten (3652) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
Tap at Cardinal’s Porter Symposium. Clear deep amber with light brown head. Coffee, chocolate and roasted notes on the nose. Sweet and bitter flavors with roasted notes and soy sauce. Alco warmth. Medium body. Gentle carbonation. Sigmund (7834) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2010
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10%. Black colour, big and lasting creamy tan head. The aroma is first surprisingly moderate, some roasty notes, mild coffee, hints of chocolate and liquorice. Improves as the beer warms up a little. Rich and warming mouthfeel. The flavour is roasty, malty and fairly sweet, notes of sweetened strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate and English liquorice, with a pronounced hoppy bitterness throughout. Alcohol is noticeable. Bitter aftertaste. A couple years in the cellar might be a good idea. gunnar (9466) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. Pours black with a small tanned head. Big strong dark malty aroma with some liquorice whiff as well. Taste is moderate sweet with a nice liquorice elements, almost like a liquorice bomb. Nice bitter towards the end. Could be a classic for me.
KnutAlbert (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle at Håndverkerstuene Cask Festival.
Velvety beer, a slight edge of alcohol. Soot, bitter chocolate, liquorice. Not overwhelming, well blaanced, very dinkable.
espenra (1017) - Kurland, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
Cask at Håndverkerstuene. Aroma is sweet and malty. Notes of toffee, dark caramel and perhaps some liqorice. Flavour is a tad bitter. Roasted dark malts, coffee and toffee. Hints of liqorice. Medium long aftertaste.