Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Dark brown color, with red hue. Small off-white head, stays. Sour, very faint roast, orange peels in aroma. Smoky, roasted, grainy, hint of licorice in flavor. Unfortunately way too watery.
FatPhil (9372) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Super gingery aroma, a little sweet, like the sweeties Anna used to get from LP. And here, super means super. Alas, it’s watery in the palate, and a bit thin. Shame, the aroma promised so much. Pleasant roast, but just too watery. At 4.5% they should pump up the body with some oatmeal, perhaps.
rosenbergh (6863) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. BB 28/04/14. (K-Citymarket) Kouvola, Finland.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Toasted malt, soy sauce, milk coffee, mild hops and toffee in the aroma. Quite nice actually. The flavour is very nicely balanced. There’s mildly roasted malt, sweet cookies, some grassy hops, very dark chocolate and a touch of bitterness and coffee. Very nice. Unfortunately it’s very thin. Otherwise very nice Stout. Balanced and tasty.
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark reddish brown color. Aromas of coffee, cola and dark bread. Dry roasty taste with dark bread, cola, coffee and wet wood. Light body, a bit watery palate. Tastes a bit stale.
Erasmus_ro (1376) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 Bottle, thanks M. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Big-bubbled, small, beige head. Aroma is roasted with some liquorice and coffee. Dark breadiness. Taste much of the same. Dark bread controls more with some dark fruitiness. Palate is light, not much carbonation. An alright quaffer, but not memorable in anyway.
kingstoni (1520) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, near black. Medium thin frothy beige head. Medium mild, sophisticated aroma of roasted malt, hops and lemon. Dry texture. Fruity finish with licorice. Slick feel.
liinis (1580) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I expected more of this, stingy carbonation even as I let it in the glass a while. Toasted and bitter chocolate
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 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, salty licorice and some herbs. Flavour of roasted malts, herbs, chocolate, bitter coffee and bread. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Needs a heavier body, now this is just too thin.
daniele (5437) - ITALY - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scura discreta schiuma media persistenza tostature caffe lieve cioccokata nota luppolata piuttosto fresca secca amaro medio non molto corpo luppolo ben bilancia il malto rimanendi piuttosto fresca
laiti (5704) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ home. BBE 28.04.2014
Aroma has chocolate, some tar and distant peaty notes. Also some English hops, hints of hay and ash. Flavour has English hops, toffee, chocolate, ash, peat and some slightly salty licorice. Finishes with herbs. Smooth, althouth slightly watery palate. Decent.