Marstonlad (518) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ölhus Helsinki. Pours black with a medium-sized head. The aroma displays both roasty, espresso-style maltiness and piney hoppiness; fairly strong on both areas, yet balanced. Taste is dryish, fairly rich in roasty malty notes and bitter in the finish. Nicely hoppy for a stout, has similarities with Plevnan stout, the best Finnish beer in this category. Coffee, licorice and pine feature. The palate is medium to full bodied, low on carbobation and slightly creamy in texture. Quality ale.
Beerhammaren (1258) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.3l on tap @ Vihreä haltiatar
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, cream notes, ash.
Flavor is coffee, chocolate, dark bread, hops, some citrus, syrup notes and ash. Burned palate.
mtu71 (187) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Big tanned head. Deep black brown. Roasted malty aroma. Dark taste, coffee and chokolate, herbs and cola. Rich and complex. Nice stout.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
kingstoni (1647) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Deep brown color with a medium thin off-white head. Aroma of bread and roasted malt. Smoky taste. Some bitterness in finish.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Toomio (301) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oikein mukavaa hanasta juotavaa. Oltiin sopivasti Ausculton jengillä Tampereella. Hyvä kyllä.
Andy_ (859) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ Konttori
Reddish dark brown beer with brown head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, toasted bread and berries. Flavor has licorice, roasted malts and coffee. Palate is medium full with quite heavy carbonation and bitterness. FInish has strong bitterness. Aftertaste has roasted malts, coffee, pine and grapefruit. OK Stout with heavy bitterness but a bit shallow, straight-forward.
Turboninja (148) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@UkkoMetso, Tampere, Finland. Medium/strong aroma with salty licorice and licorice. Some malts. Black reddish color with minimal beige head. Strong/medium taste with licorice, dark chocolate and some malts. Somewhat unbalanced. Medium taste spectrum and medium/short aftertaste with roasted malts. Light/medium body with light carbonation. Overall nice strong flavors more like in porter. Aroma suggests more salty licorice but there’s just malts, coffee and licorice.
Psytron (1463) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell of ash, very mild. Black colour, tiny beige head. Aroma of tar, coffee. Soft and plentiful carbon.
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki. Originally rated 24032012. Colour is almost black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 Draught @ Bryggeri Helsinki.
Pours pitch black, with a brown head.
Compact, roasted aroma, licorice, coffee, wort, malt, ash.
Dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Licorice, coffee beans, earth, tar, dark chocolate.
Quite impressive. (2013-07-20)