Marduk (3089) - 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_ (799) - 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 (7506) - Tampere, 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 (9723) - 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.
mile (3162) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, large and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt, light coffee, light vanilla/oak, faint hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel with some roasted malt, light coffee, light vanilla and light hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish, faint caramel, some roasted malt - light coffee, some vanilla and light bitterness. X-Porter with twist of oak chips (and therefore less bitterness): "Create a hype - oak it".
kingstoni (1596) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Well balanced taste, medium sweet, medium bitterness. Flavors are chocolate, roasted malt, hops and notes of licorice. Creamy texture.
Turboninja (110) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is well balanced with the taste: lightly roasted malts with a considerable amount of other flavors like licorice, coffee and vanilla. Appearance dark brown with light brown, middle height head. Taste very well balanced and organic with wide taste spectrum. Flavors as mentioned above. Especially roasted flavors are not too dominant: a big plus from that. Otherwise very textbook-like porter with no own nuances/specialties. Palate could be a bit thicker. Adequate carbonation.
Miksu (4982) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of toffee, toasted bread and chocolate with restrained oak and vanilla. Rounded palate with some woodiness in the palate. Oakiness is restrained, which is nice. Tastes quite mellow and rounded, I would like to have more sharpness, a bit more roasted malts and bitterness.
Unde (435) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Totally black beer, with big bubbly head but most of it disappears. Scent has roasted malts, whisky-like feel and some coffee. Quite full body but surprising carbonation for a porter. This big roasted feel sneaks after the main flavors, to strike after some time. After a while your mouth feels like you’ve just smoked a cigarette, interesting. Aftertaste is smoky. I think something is missing here, but at the end very satisfying beer from smaller brewery in Finland.
MikeKeller (900) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko, Keminmaa. Oak Porter is part of the series of Finnish craft beers spring 2013. Opaque black beer with small off-white head. Wooden aroma has coffee and vanilla. Taste has oak wood, roasted malts, bourbon and some licorice. Palate is a bit on the thin side. Enjoyable.