Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - AUG 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-tinged brown. Through the brewery says the sun will make it appear a traffic-light red. Smokey, coffeeish and very nutty aroma. Slightly dusty as well. soft and sweet body with cream, slight caramel, coffee notes. Smooth, sweet finish. Very clean, subtle.
sayravai (4654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2006 (Draught, re-rate@SOPP-Hki-2006, 6-4-7-3-13=3.3) Almost black with no head. Roasty, sweet-sour, licoricey. Watery palate, probably served too cold and not at its best. At least I hope so, as this used to be a very good porter! Iíll average the scores until another re-rate.
(Draught@St.Urhoís Pub, Helsinki Feb 27, 2004. Was 7-4-8-4-14=3.7) Almost black color, slightly red. Quite sour aroma, and a bit sweet. Sweetish, sour flavor, slightly alcoholic. A very enjoyable brew, and the best Finnish porter Iíve had.
omhper (17558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2003 Sampled draught at Helsinki Beer Festival.
Transparently black with off white head. Citrusy hoppy nose. Very chocolatey with loads of coffee. Dry with clean malt profile and a bitter licorice finish. A truly excellent classic porter!