humlelala (1306) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(50 cl bottle from Bunker Beer; BBD: August 2nd 2014) Pours black with huge, chocolate milk-coloured head. The head collapses after a while leaving something floating in the centre. The lace is nice. As I’ve recently found with many beers it’s possible to reinvigorate the head by circulating the beverage in the glass. Aroma is subdued roasted malt with a nutty impression and a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel is somewhere between oily and creamy, soft carbonation, medium body with a roasted finish. Taste is quite approachable yet also somewhat bland - neither particularly sweet nor bitter, roasted or ascorbic.
Grumbo (1340) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from biershop.com and split at the EU themed 2nd Ipswich bottle share. Pours black with a big off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Moderate sweetness, heavy roasted bitterness. Medium bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. Long bitter finish.
Blade86 (1273) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown, opaque, medium tanned foam, some lacing; lots of coffee roastiness and dark chocolate in aroma, some caramel and maybe some dark fruits; medium bitterness and sweetness; quite full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long bittersweet and slightly dry finish;
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Musta olut ruskealla mokkaisella, aika pienellä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa paahteista makeutta ja suklaata sekä ehkä häivähdys lakritsaa. Maku lakritsinen ja paahteinen, hieman kahvinen ja ehkä aavistus vaniljaa. Maultaan parempi, kuin Oak Porter, koska viskimäisyys jäänyt pois.
anstei (1167) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark chocolate aroma over coffee with a hint of caramel and nuts. Lots of cocoa taste with a decent bitterness and a matching carbonation and texture. Medium body with a long chocolate palate. Very nice.
Linnet (1671) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, raisins, roasty, alcohol, vinous.
Black colour, small Brown head.
Heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, vanilla, cocoa and light licorice, ABV evident, but not boozy.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, salty and warming finish.
rostetti (173) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko. Pours almost black beer with brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, dark bread and a bit of smoke. Taste is very roasty, dark bready, a bit of licorice and ashy. Aftertaste is nicely bitter and leaves coffee & dark bread taste to mouth. Nice porter.
Klimaet (1833) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown blackish with a big light brown head. Aromas of light smoke, malt, licorice, cocoa powder. Taste is ashy, malty, chocolate, tobacco, caramelly.
Vestergaard (1693) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Klimaet. Pours almost black with a huuuge, bubbly, off white head. Aroma has roasted malts, smoke, sweet licorice, caramel, light metallic. Taste is surprisingly sugary sweet, light smoke, roasty bitter and pretty one dimensional. High carbonation and a slightly watery body.
jampura (95) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hienostunut ja tasapainoinen, ehkä hieman liian kitkerä jälkimaku, mutta hyvin hyvin nautittava.
flying_pig (1419) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
400ml on-tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen (40 Danish Krone):
Quite a thick & creamy beer that was loaded with roasted malts & a nice earthy flavours that featured a pleasant chocolate taste; this added some sweetness to proceedings & opened things up nicely for the vanilla & caramel sweetness that followed. The beer, on the whole, was a very nice one & a good introduction as my first Finnish beer with a good balance & plenty going on to keep you interested.