Andy_ (972) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ Nordic
Reddish dark brown, almost black beer with beige head. Aroma has tar, dark bread, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor has roasted malts, coffee, bread and chocolate. Palate is quite thin with quite strong carbonation. Finish has quite mild bitterness with slight sourness. Aftertaste has coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, tar and sour berries. The sour berry thing feels like it does not belong here. Otherwise good, but too thin.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (backlog).Close to black colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is toasted, some floral and smoked notes with some slight tasr to it as well. Flavour is coffee, mild chocolate, a bit tar as well as some nutty notes to it. Wellbalanced and quite bodied.
Svesse (6885) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Bryggeri Helsinki, 13 Nov 2014) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate, coffee and dark bread. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, dark bread and a balanced, roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium body, mainly dry. Tasty and well balanced porter. Nice one.
Tide (2170) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bryggeri. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with coffee, nuts, hops, roasted malts and toffee. Bitter finish with coffee, vanilla, nuts and roasted malts. Very nice porter.
FatPhil (10679) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (Bryggeri, Helsinki)
Pleasantish rich roast, hint of coffee, but a tiny little hint of sournes too. Lovely dark colour, almost black, persistent tight espresso head. More sourness in the taste, it’s clearly on the turn. However the roast is delicious. Tons of coffee, in particular in the finish. Nice full palate, pleasant carbonation. Damn, I can see why others gave it high scores, but alas I have to rate what’s in my glass. Dear brewer, please brew this again, so I can have a fresher sample - I promise I will give it a higher score! Really should rerate.
kustie (388) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liquorice, coffee and roasted malt in aroma. Opaque black color and small head. Medium body. Dry bitter aftertaste. Dark chocolate, roasted malt in flavors.
Sarpa (1088) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewpub. Pours black with a beige head. Roasted malts, coffee, ash in the aroma. Dark malts, licorice ash in the flavor.
Erasmus_ro (1826) - Alabama, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ St. Urho’s, Helsinki, Porter & Stoutpäivät 2014. Pours a dark brown with a wooden tinge. Good-sized, nice-looking, latte-colored head that disappear fairly quickly. Aroma is smoky, a lot of dark malt bread, roast, some liquorice, light cellar aroma. Might just be the smokiness. Taste is quite roasty, some smoke, some liquorice. Very full flavor in the middle, but turns rather light and watery on the finish unfortunately. Roast, light smoke and light wood on the aftertaste. Quite a lot of carbonation that masks the thin body in the middle, but unfortunately the wateriness comes through on the finish.
Hermod (4049) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ St.Urho’s portteripäivät. Near black, thick, creamy brown head. Strong roasty, peaty, smoky aroma. Flavor has peat, roasted malt, anise. Tar candy like, coud be the anise though. Slightly thin but very enjoyable. Long smoky finish
Brandman (2356) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ash, liquorice, hard roasted malt in aroma. Flavour is quite hard acieic and ashy. Dry stout like. Really nice.