kalervo (538) - FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good Finnish porter, roasted malts, well balanced hops and nice unique spicy hint apparently from the oak.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark brown color, good steady beige head, lace. Oaky aroma with vanilla and toasted chocolaty notes. Medium-bodied. Quite dry flavor, wood, licorice and dark malts. Tasty although quite simple.
teddybeer (1867) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Thanks to oh6gdx]. Bottle. Dark brown colour, almost black with a good presence of a beige head with good duration and moderate lasting. Aroma is roasty, black chocolate, vanilla and smoky notes. Flavor is quite similar as aroma, coffee and black chocolate notes, hints of smoke and ashes, moderate bittery and slightly dry. The final is black chocolate and strong coffee with a light bitterness.
Nordcore (900) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Black witg a minimal lightbrown head. Aroma of darm fruits, chocolate and sine sence of liqorize. Medium sweet with light bitterness, dry chocolade end.
BitchPls (350) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black beer with a thin mocha, dark beige head. Looks very nice. Roastiness on the nose. Sweet baltic porter, coffee roast, medium bitter finish, very balanced, wood notes. Mouth feel is medium bodied, slick, slightly leathery. This is actually very solid and good porter. Very very nice indeed.
bierkoning (9549) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Deep dark brown color, almost opague. Hints of oak, vanilla, licorice and dried fruit in both aroma and flavor. Floral notes. Surprisingly easy drinker.
Marduk (1652) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Black color. Medium size brown head, stays. Oak, whiskey, alcohol, malty roast in aroma. Nice mellow roast, woody, spicy flavor. So full bodied. Smooth and silky. Another one please!
Andy_ (383) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black beer with some nice head. Aromas of oak barrels, bourbon and roasted malt. Taste adds warmth of alcohol and some bitter hops.
rosenbergh (5533) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. 350101475. BB 07/01/2015. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small to average sized foamy tan head.
Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, some liqueur sweetness, mild coffee and hints of marmalade in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, hoppy bitterness, coffee, some sweetness, wood dryness and notes of dark chocolate and berries.
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Black, and a lovely tight tan head. Aroma is lovely smoky peaty whisky - just lovely. Beautiful roasty porter taste - nice dry woodiness. Some nice wininess in the retronasals. Finish wonderfull, dry and woody, and really dry and barky . Super drinkable, no sign of the 7% at all. As it warms, it even fills out, and the woodiness and barky bitterness builds up - don’t drink this too cool, let it warm.