Finwe (415) - Grankulla, - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Alko. Pours dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice and vanilla. The flavour comprises all these plus some smoky tones. Roasted finish.
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21/VI/15 - 50cl bottle @ ElManana’s Massaman Curry Tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: 7/I/15 (2015-800) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, vanilla, caramel, bit sugary, coffee, mocha, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, mocha, coffee, little bitter, sourish touch. Aftertaste: fruity, bitter hops, some citrus, some vanilla, caramel, little oxidized.
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, off-white head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, coffee, cacao and vanilla. Flavour sweet raisins, vanilla, coffee and whisky. Bit thin. Finish raisins, cacao, molasses. Decent, but held on to this one for a bit too long, think it was better when more fresh.
(From 50cL bottle shared @ ElManana’s Massaman tasting, Gent)
ElManana (1085) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Massaman Tasting. Brought by Tinus. Chocolate, malt, oak, not bad, not great.
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Finn for sharing a 500ml bottle. Partially remaining tan-coloured head leaving good lacing at the upper level of the glass. Pitch black body. Drying aroma of cocoa and liquorice. Brown malty flavours alongside moments of ash, oak and liquorice. Semi sweet malty ending. Well bodied. Velvety in the mouth. A pleasure to drink a brew like this, very nice (at Finns place in Tromsø 27.05.2014).
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Alko Muonio. Delt med Rune under rateseanse på Nerstranda 27 Mai 14. Svart. OK litt farget skum som flater ut. Prikklacing. Beskjeden aroma av røstet malt. Smaken er behagelig og sammensatt. Røstet malt i forgrunnen. Alkoholen godt kamuflert.
liinis (1696) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good porter with a good strong body and mouthfeel. Hint of smoke. Excellent beer.
MrHangover (3140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle traded with a random stranger @ Borefts. Pours a black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of oak, probably bourbon oak, molasses and caramel with fudge. Some touches of vanilla return in both aroma and flavor. Flavor is medium sweet and creamy mouthfeel. Full bodied, nicely balanced. Good beer.
kalervo (849) - 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 (13829) - 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 (2717) - Paris, FRANCE - 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.