begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ OTTO Festival. Light brown thick head, goes away fast. Very dark coloured, little bit red light goes through. Aroma is sweet with roasted malts. Palate feels too carbonic for porter. Flavors of roasted malts, semi-bitter. Well balanced.
mjs (5116) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at St. Urhos’s Pub on 2008-09-11) Black. Lightly tan coloured medium sized long lasting head. Roasty aromas in nose. Full bodied, bit oily and slightly dry palate with medium carbonation, Some liquorice, hint of coffee, roastedness, bitterness and some fruitiness in taste. Bitter aftertaste.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled(500ml). -Black coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate chicory nose. Roasted malt along chocolate and bitter coffee. Also notes of caramel, licorice and nuts. Dry bitter finish. Simple and good porter.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at St. Urho’s Pub. Dark deep brown black with brownish short head. Nose has roasted malts, sweetish chocolate, dark roast coffee and some musty earthiness. Flavor is perfectly roasted, only slightly bitter, sweetish, chocolate, coffee, maybe some underlying sweet liqourice. Very smooth and thick palate. Easy carb. Not a huge fan of porters, but this one is up there on the top. Not as sour as many porters from this area. Very big for it’s ABV.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught 0,33l at St Urho’s Pub Helsinki murky black thick tiny light brown head Scent: dark roasted malts Taste:c-o-l-d bit sweet and fizzy at first sip dark roasted malts chocolate. Aftertaste is dry and hoppy
TaxiDriver (1553) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smell of coffee and dark chocolate, roasted malt and light toffee. Medium sized brown creamy-foamy head, long lasting. The body is black. The taste is moderate bitter, the duration is quite long. The texture is creamy and oily, the carbonation is flat and the body is full. A very nice Porter!
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of reakt. Nearly black with a very small line of tan foam. Very still too. Earthy malt aroma with a subtle vanilla hint. Has a creamy, buttery taste when it hits the lips then dark chocolate malt. Extremely smooth but a bit sweet and could do with a bit more balancing bitterness. Still, a very good porter.
tlind2 (1246) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Kaunis Kampela, Helsinki. Very deep brown color, opaque, lasting low brown head. Sweet aroma of chocolate. Chocolaty taste with roasted malts and medium bitterness. Very smooth mouthfeel. Quite good, but somehow I liked the Foxy version better.
lada66 (57) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 This one works. Everything that a good porter is supposed to be. A strong roasted malt taste with chocolate, coffee and cocoa in a good balance. Porter is available on tap in Huvila.
Svesse (6856) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, The Rake, Soutwark, London, 24 April 2008) Black colour with frothy, lasting, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with chocolate, coffee, cocoa and liquorice. Roasted, malty taste with notes of chocolate, cocoa and balanced cocoa bitterness in the finish. Smooth body, very nice balance. Lovely porter!