metalspice (1020) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2017
Mørk brun med noen rødtoner. Mye karamell i duften sammen med en del krydder. Det samme i smaken sammen med einer. Medium munnfølelse. Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
750 ml swing/flip top bottle shared by my father and brother
@ my brothers house. December 24, 2013.
Beer from a wine glass.
Bottle bought @ Beitostølen by my brother.
Black in color with a beige head and medium carbonation.
Aroma is spices,roasted malt,hop and a bit yeast and tar.
Tastes a bit spices, hop and bitterness.
A bit weak in taste with a ok bitter finish.
Beer was ok with fat porksteak and Aquavit.
gunnar (9324) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is malty and light spicy. Taste is light sweet malty, with an unpleasant metallic aftertaste. Far from good.
yngwie (17101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle, 75cl, at Cardinal. It’s a hazy, reddish beer topped by a small, beige head. The aroma is lighlty sourish, with cardamom, cloves, caramel and some roasted notes and sweetness. It’s lightly sweet on the palate, more or less full-bodied, lightly tart and with some sourness. Cardamom, cloves, roasted malts, some bitterness and caramel too. Roasted malts, caramel and spices in the end. Even though it’s lightly sourish and a few months past BB-date, I like it. That’s highly unusual for Valdres beers. 121022 Holmen1 (6115) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff des-11 (gml. notater): kortvarig skum. Krydret, fruktig og litt bitter smak. Ikke den store munnfylden, og slett ikke et stort juleøl - altfor pregløst. Cardinals juleøltreff nov-12: mye smak til 4,7% med einer og krydder men fortsatt ikke et vellykket julebrygg selv om det er friskere enn i fjor.
esp0r (2924) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
Bottle from Fenaknoken enjoyed at homeabemorsten (3650) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2012
Pours dark redly brown with a tanned head. Smells of spice, yeast, caramel, dark fruits and malts. Taste is medium malty, medium sweetness and some nice fruityness. Here i also find some juniper. Medium bodied, soft to flat carbonation. Light light bitter finish, this not a bitter beer. There are some mild hops in the background
Shared bottle a Cardinal. Pours a hazy orange body with a short lived tan colored head that disappates into a film. Sweat, dried fruit, corn and grains on the nose. Spicy, sweet, bitter and fruity flavors. Light to medium body. Watery mouthfeel. Light dry tongue at the end. Sigmund (7754) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2011
750 ml swingtop bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.7%. Despite the name, this is not a stout by any stretch of the mind, but a "Christmas spiced" version of their ordinary Staut, which is listed at RateBeer as a brown ale (English session style porter might be more appropriate). Dark brown colour, moderate off-white head. Moderate aroma of malts and Christmas spices, hints of liquorice. Smooth and soft flavour and mouthfeel - malts, caramel and Christmas spices (incl. cinnamon). Finn (7836) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
Flaske 0,75l. Spandert av Rune på romjuls-sammenkomst 28.12.10. Mørk brun på farge. Lavt skum. Sterk aroma: Fersken på boks / mango. Smak av banan. Uvanlig. Gjennomført fruktig preg. Kan det være einerlågen? Bra øl men ingen typisk stout. KnutAlbert (6758) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle form Meny Grønland.
Junipher, nutmeg, cinnamon. Herbal bitterness, yeasty palate. a More robust beer base would have tackled the junipher twigs more - but this is probably very true to style. Traditional ale style, that is.