Palme (2688) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5l bottle. This is a clear deep dark one with a small brown bubbly top that quickly fades to the sides of the glass. Nice roasted aroma with some chocolate, coffee and a nice sweetness. Not to complicated just pleasant and nice. It’s right below average on the carbonation and the mouthfeel is light oily. Quite a good amount of flavors here. Deep roasted - almost on the verge of light burned, good bitter dark chocolate, cold strong coffee and those sweet caramel things you put in the coffee at gas stations. It’s leaving a really dark roasted chocolaty flavor in my mouth for a long time this. Impressingly flavorful and I think this has to be one of the best beers I’ve had from our neighbours up in the east. I used to know a Finish word once, but when I talked to a Finn, that actually turned out to be totally wrong. 05.02.2013
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Overall: Good, smokey, dark fruits, border line Madeira.
Note: On-tap at Horse & Hound. Reviewed 2013-04-29.
StoutHead (382) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Ørsted Ølbar. Read other reviews for description of its looks. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Sweet with medium body and barely any carbonation. Good taste with some bitterness in the finish.
HopfenWeisse (812) - - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, bitter, roasted.
morri (134) - NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Small tan head. Dark brow, almost black body. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and leather. Sweet, but bitter taste, a bit sour.
HoppyBudgie (566) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,5 bottle from kvadrat. Dark color with brown big head. Roasted malty sweetness with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, oily and nice. Taste is nuts and coffee. Also some caramel there. Very nice mouthfeel. Just enough carbonation also. A very nice porter
Tide (1276) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko. Black color, beige head. Roasty salty taste with nuts, coffee, liquorice, bread and roasted malts. Nicely balanced body. Roasty finish with bread and burnt coffee. Great porter.
Marstonlad (269) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a beige head that disappears quickly. Aroma is very roasted, notes of coffee and chocolate and also a little smoke. Taste is dryish and nicely roasted; very smooth mouthfeel. Flavours of coffee and chocolate appear again. Medium to full bodied, sticky palate. Enjoyable, rich and full Baltic Porter.
Sarpa (512) - FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap @ Nordic pours almost black with a beige head. smooth malty aroma. dark malts, cacao in the flavor
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Black colour, medium light brownish head, ok lacing. Roasted maltiness with some smoke and chocolate in the aroma. Good mouthfeel. Roasted maltiness in the flavour with some smoke to it along with some chocolate. Good above medium bitterness.