sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, thanks 50belair!) Very dark brown with a small, firm, beige head. Mildly roasty, malty nose with dark chocolate and a touch of oatmeal sourness. Flavor is very true to the style; roasted maltiness with oatmeal bringing more body and some sourness. Chocolate is not dominating, but also adds to the body. Still, the body feels a bit thin, despite being quite low and soft in CO2. I would’ve loved this 15 years ago, but now it’s just one well-balanced stout among others, without anything particularly interesting in it.
olio (9278) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours deep dark red color with a small head. Aroma of vanilla, licorice notes, dark roasted malts, lots of coffee and some chocolate. Flavor of bitter malts, some ripe fruits, caramel, vanilla and toffee notes. A bit thin body, dry palate. Decent.
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, thanks 50belair!
BBE 09.2013 -
Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of roasty malts, cocoa, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla and grainy notes. Taste is smooth with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, hints of vanilla and grainy malts. Smooth finish with some chocolate notes and hints of cocoa. Nice, quite balanced stout.
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ olio, BBE 09/2013
Aroma is rather strong on chocolate. Also some cocoa and hints of coffee. Flavour has milk chocolate, cocoa and hints of somewhat salty licorice. Finishes somewhat dry with some coffee. Nice, although the chocolate feels a bit artifical here.
PS. tätä kaliaa ei oo oikeasti olemassa, kalia oli oma keksimä.
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bread, tiramisu and grass. Flavour of dark chocolate, tiramisu, grassy hops, some metals and raisins. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and a watery, slightly malty finish. Way too watery.