Hermod (4980) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle, thx Jookos! Batch #17. Near black, thin white head. Roasted malt, cocoa, milky notes. Flavor has milky sourness, roasted malt. Weird candy / berry notes in the finish. Quite odd really.
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 33 CL. Pours black with thick brown lacing head. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, nuts. Mild body but tasty.
jookos (3909) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, batch#17. Black, cream tan head. Dark roasted barley, green herby hops on nose. Light body, crispy carbonation, dry bitter. Bit ashy, bit watery. Leaves a nice roasty, bit spicy (gingerbready?), finish.
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Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Black color. Aromas of coffee, licorice, smoke and perfumed cocoa. Dry acidic roasty taste with coffee and licorice. Cocoa and cacao is appropriately restrained and is more apparent in finish. Roastiness is fairly acidic and a bit one dimensional. Good delicate use of cacao and cocoa.
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
x ml sample, thanks veliemboys. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma of bread, some sour-ish vegetables and cocoa. Flavour of bready maltiness, cocoa, grassy bitterness and mild spiciness. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry, malty, slightly spicy finish. Mild and a bit messy.
olio (8203) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark red color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is a bit fruity and chocolaty, some cocoa and coconut, licorice and earth. Flavor is also fruity and malty, some roasty notes, wood and faint licorice. Way too strong carbonation. Not the best balance here, otherwise decent.
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pitch black with a thick light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, hints of vegetables, cocoa, licorice root and spices. Taste is smooth, carbonated, mildly roasty with some distant hints of spices, cocoa and licorice root. Finish is watery, carbonated, smooth and mildly roasty with some dry cocoa and coconut notes. A bit unbalanced and strange.
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014
33 cl bottle @ olio. Batch #17: BBE 20.05.2014
Aroma has milky tones, some cocoa and hints of berries. Rather foamy palate. Flavour is odd and ashy tobacco and ash. Finishes spicy with licorice root. Cocos does not taste at all and cocoa aromas are just at normal stout level. Messy but not bad; I find the licorice root aromas nice. Reminds me of Kiira.