VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 05112011. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Licorice, coffee and roasted malts.
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@Bruuveri, Helsinki (backlog). Deep reddish brown colour with a mediumiszed head. Aroma is sweet malts, liquorice, some ripe fruits and mild alcohol and burnt sugar to it. Flavour is burnt sugar, caramel, alcohol, liquorice and mild toffee. High ABV, but still quite nicely balanced. Thick stuff.
rosenbergh (6784) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bruuveri, Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with small to average size creamy tan head.
Roasted malt, fruity hoppiness, dry liquorice, anise and berry bushes in aroma.
Flavour is strong with roasted malt, bitter hops, liquorice, anise and some alcohol. Warms nicely. Quite solid Imperial Stout. I appreciate the lack of coffee in this one.
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Bruuveri, Helsinki
Pours pitch black with a tiny sticky brown head. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, licorice and alcohol. Strong roasty and hoppy taste with heavy notes of licorice, salmiakki and anis. Finish is sticky and sweet, lightly bitter. Okay, although a bit unbalanced imperial stout.
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at the brewpub, 20111101) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized, dense and light brown. Aroma had lot of hops and also some roasted malts. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were pine, resin, roasted malts, sweetness, alcohol and bitterness. Aftertaste was almost burning and had ash and bitterness. Very hoppy imperial stout. Its taste was ok but aroma was not pleasant.