MikeJslc (714) - USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown/black, tan head. Clean roast, earthy oats, biscuit, cocoa. Clean. A little on the thin side, but well-made overall.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery (summer 2013): Probably my favorite Baja beer, among the ones I sampled. Smooth and creamy with a medium-to-full body. Healthy amount of roast with hints of dark chocolate, smoke, char and touch of vanilla. Decent amount of hops to boot, with notes of grass and citrus. Tasty stuff.
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 33cl PBFVIII
Dark brown color, small brown head. Some coffeish notes, sweetish caramel. Light to medium bodied. Watery palate, some chocolate, lingering hoppyness. Clean but a bit too watery.
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the brewpub - Cabo. Pours clear brown with a khaki foam head. Not bad, plenty of earth, dry roast, supple cocoa, burn tobacco, moderate sweetness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Some cocoa to finish, burnt leaves, earthy bitterness, mild tobacco. Nice.
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours dark red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of licorice, some tar notes, roasted malts, chocolate and malts. Flavor of malts, caramel, some chocolate and fruits. Way too thin bodied and has some off-flavors.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Very deep red colour, small brown head. Aroma is some fruits, some toast and mild spicy notes. Flavour is ripe fruits, toffee and some mild spices and liquorice.
tiong (3615) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle @ PBF 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black with a small light brown head. Aroma of spices, roasted malts, hints of rye and chocolate. Taste is smooth, grainy, malty and slightly spicy with hints of chocolate. Finish is grainy and malty with hints of roastiness.
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at PBF. Dark brown, small head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Mid dry with light-medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Hazelnuts and chocolate, salty bitterish finish. Clean, but flavourful and balanced.
laiti (5427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle (7%) @ PBF VIII
Aroma is sweetish with berries, some licorice, vanilla and raspberries. Watery palate. Flavour has salty licorice, say souce, peppery notes and herbal tones. Quite nice but the palate is just too thin. Also not like the other sweet stouts I’ve had.
lusikka (5948) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, cream and grass. Flavour of roasted malts, burnt almonds, wet earth, rubber, plastic and vegetables. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not very balanced and not good.