radarsock (480) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single 11.2 oz bottle purchased from Hunger Mountain (Montpelier, VT) for $4. To the snifter it pours a richly purplish dark-brown with a trim not-exactly-tan-but-not-exactly-khaki-either head. Like so many in the style, Iím getting a surge of figs and dates, roast, candi sugar, caramel, English yeast, cocoa and hops to the side. Damn fine! Tastes as it smells, however thereís an intriguing earthiness by swallow which is tryingly hushed by leather, charcoal and brown sugar. Getting some ginger notes, too. It has this rather interesting warming sensation you find out by your first sip, so not accurately hidden at all. Goes from sweet, to earthy to grainy to...I donít even know what! Exciting beer nonetheless. Glad I had the opportunity to try out a Swiss porter without having to travel very far. But, I donít know, this almost too sweet to handle. Iíd say this was one of the more unbalanced porters Iíve had. Finishing it, though.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Viisi Penniš
Aroma has soy sauce, mocha and salty licorice. Flavour has mocha, salty licorice, some soy sauce and hints of cocoa. A bit too salty but nice anyway.
andyhwcinc (1136) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a nice quiet Tuesday night nursing some bum legs. Appearance is a rich, thick black with a modest, frothy tan head. Aroma of mocha, mint, chocolate, light vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste is rich in roasted chocolate malt, biscuit, finishes dry, one previous reviewer stated it tastes as if you have two pennys in the back of your mouth, and it does have a lightly metallic finish which is done well. I think this stuff is pretty great!
Marstonlad (171) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Viisi Penniš, Helsinki. Pours black with a little frothy head that leaves lacing on the sides. Aroma of roasted maltiness, plenty of chocolate, some licorice and coffee - very rich and varied. Taste is richly malty and roasty with the flavours of coffee and chocolate strong. Alcohol is hidden well. Balance is decent; hoppiness is fairly mild. Palate is medium to full bodied, very sticky and flat. Nice roasty, rich maltiness in this strong porter but could have been a bit fuller. I also prefer a bit more hop presence and bitterness in the finish.
tiong (2242) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Viisi Penniš, Helsinki
Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, hints of licorice and coffee. Taste is roasty and smooth with notes of salty licorice, ash and hints of coffee. Finish is smooth and slightly roasty with some fruity notes and hints of licorice. Quite tasty and balanced porter.
rosenbergh (4653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Viisi Penniä, Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, lactic notes, mild coffee, farmyard and mild manure in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, milk coffee, hoppy bitterness and some dryness in quite balanced manner. Not bad at all.
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jookos (762) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Black. Black berries, salty licorice, a bit of burnt/overroasted malts. Body is slick, surprisingly light, although intensly flavourful. A bit of chocolate, burnt rubber, dark licorice. Swell finish with slightly vanilla-ish burps. Ok, but lighter bodied salty stout.
VastActiv (805) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Viisi Penniš, Helsinki. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, hints of chocolate, hops, hints of alcohol and roasted malts.
RexTalionis (1425) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Viisi Penniš, Helsinki. Pours black in color with a thick and creamy tanned head. Licorice hits you instantly in aroma. Later on appears notes which are more like roasted coffee notes and milk chocolate. Slightly salty notes of licorice in taste. Some roasted notes as well. Strong notes of licorice in aftertaste.
mrhoppy (867) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I know why they call it Two Penny. I took a swig and let it sit on the back of my tongue. There it was the same flavor you would get if you had a couple pennies in your mouth only not as strong of flavor in the beer. I really like the smooth rich woody flavor. Sweet and strong bitter, coffee and cork. Vanilla, chocolate, green coffee.
marcus (5004) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours black with a tiny tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a slightly harsh chocolate and coffee flavor with a bitter treacle finish. This is a hearty brew without a smooth flavor.