Holmen1 (6662) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff juni-13: tårnhøjt skum, denne er tydeligvisoverkarbonert. Syrlighet fra rugmalt og sjokoladepreg fra sjokolademalten. Skarp i kantene. Følte røykmaltpreg i starten, men det forsvant og ble erstattet av noe gressaktig. Ingen suksess ved min ende av bordet. Nytt forsøk på Cardinal M2 nov-14: flott utseende - ravgylden med fint skum. Men kjedelig og emmen i smaken. KnutAlbert (6798) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
Deep amber color, malty aroma.
Bittersweet, nutty. The rather sharp bitterness creeps in, leaving a long hoppy tail. Excellent. gunnar (9923) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle kindly shared by abemorsten. Pours clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel,weak citrus. Taste is light bitter and fruity caramel, well balanced and moreish.
abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
Shared 0,5 l bottle kindly provided by a colleague. Clear deep hazelnut body with a beige film. Dried fruits, toffee, tropical fruits and on the nose. Associations to a an English fruit cake comes to mind. Bitter and malty with some toasted notes. Medium body. Sigmund (8030) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting. ABV is 4.5%. Dark amber to red colour, moderate off-white head. Pleasant aroma of fruity and piney American hops, also notes of woodwork and lightly roasted malts. The flavour is not too sweet and not too dry, moderately roasted malts dominate, but fruity and piney American hops are also present. Roasty and dry aftertaste.
fonefan (52396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2012
gunnfryd (15503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle 500ml. @ PBF2012.
Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, earthy, light to moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, light nutty, light to moderate liorice hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is peaches, hop, roasted malt, caramel. flavour is peaches, hop, malt, roasted malt, flower, caramel. Medium body, OK beer. TBone (18561) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottled 500ml (PBF, brewed 130412, patch #91)oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Deep amber color, small beige head. Caramel, yeast, some hops in the aroma. Light-bodied. Sweetish caramel, toffee, lingering hoppyness in the aftertaste. Light but well-brewed. Very similar to other Norwegian good micros from Nogne O etc.
Bottled. Amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel, some floral notes as well as some spices. Flavour is mild toasted notes, some hops, spices and some slight herbal notes. Quite refreshing. Strong crystal notes. omhper (25956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy ruby/copper colour, firm creamy head. Aroma of grapefruit and cherries. Quite dry with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Lingonberries, cherries and grapefruit, growing salty bitterness. a solid, full flavoured amber ale.