mto (95) - helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draught@SOPP, helsinki) deep black colour with thin head. tastes sweet, malty and soft. very drinkable.
mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at SOPP’11, 20110728) The beer poured black with small and light brown head. Aroma had liquorice, roasted malts, hint of coffee and alcohol. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were liquorice, roasted malts, chocolate, sweetness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste had liquorice, sweetness, ash and bitterness. Alcohol was well hidden and flavours were nicely balanced. Great!
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught@SOPP Helsinki) Very dark brown with a tiny, beige head. Aroma of sourish, licoricey malt, and some alcohol when whirling. Sourish and smooth oatmeal flavor with roasted maltiness, lots of licorice. Quite full body, low CO2. A tasty, smoothly licoricey IS with well hidden alcohol.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ SOPP 2011.
Rated on 20110729.
Pours pitch black colour with minimal head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee. Flavour of bitter dry chocolate, roasted malts and mild coffee nots. Somewhat bitter and dry palate.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø - Thanks. Pitch black - offwhite head. High malty, herbal, fruity, oiley, sweet malty, black berries, light rubber, mumitrold, solbær/brombær, light licorice, smokey. Nice.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mes & Sims wedding.
Pours light muddy black with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma is light smoky, chocolate, light fruity, mildly vinious. Some hard roasted notes. Medium carbonation, fat and light oily mouthfeel. Flavour is mild sharp, roasted, quite sweet, chocolate. Mildly vinious. Fine malty bitter and light fruity finish. Good.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at The Wedding. I think this was my favourite beer of the night. It’s my sort of beer. Smooth milk chocolate - a good malt beer. Beer is about the magic of yeast fermenting malt - and this beer captures that rather than concealing it with hops or carbonation or filtering, or some other bastardisation. This is fermented malt laid open and exposed to the senses. The hops here are used to complement and accentuate the malt: a mild citric note. Lovely drinking beer.
tiong (2782) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ SOPP 2011. Pours black with a small sticky and beige head. Aroma has notes of honey, syrup and some fruits. Slightly sweet taste with notes of honey, roasted malts and caramel. Smooth and a bit sticky finish. Full bodied, not very carbonated. Good, slightly untypical imperial stout.
laiti (4548) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ SOPP. Rated on 29.7.2011
Sourish aroma with some roasted malt. Flavour is sourish too, with hints of alcohol, roasted and sweet malt. Some harsh bitterness too. Oily palate. This has something in common with other BH imperial stouts.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ SOPP 2011. Rated @ 29.7.2011.
Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some salt and licorice. Flavour of dark berries, licorice, roasted malts and ash. Very smooth bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, warming, salty finish. Nice one Pat.