TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Winston Fest. Dark brown color, steady beige head. Aroma has roastyness, maybe light smoke. Medium-bodied. Toasted, a bit chocolaty, cocoa, some hoppyness. Nice balance.
mircoas (228) - ITALY - MAR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl @ bottle. Porter robusta la descrivono sull’etichetta. Gradazione alcolica maggiore del solito, si beve bene, forse manca un po’ di personalità. Caffé predomina sul resto.
jookos (3602) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap@urho. Black, offwhite head. Plummy cinnamon on nose, soft roast, some wood, dusty yeasty. Med bodied, dry messy finish. This feels just messy, chaotic. Really perculiar fruityness, messy, wonder if it’s really at its prime. Cant say I enjoy it much.
RexTalionis (3109) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours quite dark brown in color with a tan head. Some roasted notes, citruslicorice mixed with hints of burnt wood and dark chocolate bitterness in aroma. There’s some sweet milk chocolate behind the strong roasted notes in taste. Bit of hoppy citrus notes towards the end.
FatPhil (10994) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (St. Urho’s Porter & Stout Days 2015)
Quite aggressive aroma, lots of burnt roast, tons of esters, and a whole load of aromatic hops too. Tons of esters in the mouth too, some wafts up the nose give clue to the strength. Lots of dry powdery coffee grounds and hop bitterness. Big roast, quite burnt, with the hops, it’s tickling astringent. Maybe I’m getting drunk, but I like the challenge to drink the next glug. I can overcome your bitter hoppiness by drinking more of your hoppy dark beer! And it seems to work. Thumbs up to the brewer and the recipe, you’ve created a chinese finger puzzle for fatphil.
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at St Urho, Helsinki. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, hints of licorice and roasted malts. Quite weak body.
mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at St Urho’s Pub Portteri ja Stout -päivät ’15) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had liquorice and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, ash, sweetness, liquorice and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, sweet and bitter. A nice brew but too burnt.
Hermod (4457) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ St Urho’s pub, portteri - ja stout päivät 2015. Black colored, brown lasting head. Citrus, roasted malt, milk chocolate in aroma. Flavor has citrus and grapefruit, roastedness, coffee notes. Finish is dry and hoppy. Medium to full bodied. Good drinkability, feels fresh. Black IPAish.
Ambro206 (273) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 Birra scura dal cappello di schiuma pannoso e persistente. Aromi nettamente tostati di cioccolato e liquerizia. In bocca si legano bene dolcezza ed amaro. Finale lungo e piacevole.
oliodnb (540) - ITALY - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black, thick brownish creamy head. Heavy aroma of roasted malts, coffee and some citrusy sweetness. Strong roasted porter taste, with again coffee and bitter chocolate. Finishes lighter than expected. Very good.