Marstonlad (395) - Helsinki, - 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.
jmgreenuk (4069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head and some broken lace. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. The flavour is strong bitter with big roasted malt liqourice bitter, light toffee, alcoholic palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Tasted a little more alcoholic than it was.
Xavalias (48) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Magasin du Nord, Kgs Nytorv, DK. Pours black with huge creamy tan head. Intense aroma of roasted malts pretty much covering all the rest, some dark fruits, maybe some licorice too, hard to say behind the roast. Full bodied with some sweetness in the taste, but mostly bitter especially on aftertaste, borderline astringent. Long bitter finish.
SimonTja (226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Licorice, tar, deep roast, dark dark chocolate with deep roasted coffee. Not very smooth and quite dry, loads of tar. Not that pleasant and quite unbalanced.
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted aroma of licorice, smoke and dark cherry maybe. Straight black as you might imagine. Lactic-coffee taste, nuts and figs. Slimy rather than thick. Pretty good porter, but the region has many better.
Borup (5675) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CBF 2014. Black with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and dreid fruit.
SperkeleForce (504) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 CL. Pours black with brown lacing head. Notes of roasted, licorice, coffee. Drinkable porter. Bit thin body.
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Almost black coloured hue with a slightly ruby shine and a big and beige foamy head. Sweet and strong caramel-laden malty aroma with earthy and leafy notes, also hints of nuts. Moderately sweet and roasty bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Earthy roast-malt character with chocolate and caramel, backed by liquorice spice; mildly sweet and roasty bitter finish with chocolate and caramel; the alcohol is fairly well integrated. 12.VI.14
KansaiBeerLvrs (1650) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko in Helsinki, shared in Osaka. Pitch black pour with a crazy intense beige head. The aroma is all smooth roasty chocolate. Full bodied silky smooth with an active carbonation. This beer is tons of different chocolate, delicious smooth creamy chocolate. Very good stuff as all Huvila beers I’ve had are.
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at KØ14. Creamy aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Small off-white head. The flavour is roasted and creamy. Also creamy aftertaste. Mild sweetness. Late barley bitterness.
MichaelAwesome (3600) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick and dark piwo with loads of roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate. Drinkable but still a dark piwo with big alcohol in the back. Ok one.