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Brewed by Malmgårdin Panimo - Malmgard Brewery
Style: Baltic Porter
Malmgård, Finland

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The Huvila X-Porter has a deep black appearance with a brown head. Creamy, slightly nutty, smooth chocolate malt nose. The taste is similar to its nose but also allows the taste of toffee to come through. The after taste then turns more chocolate with toffee. This is a rarity as not many top-fermented Baltic Porters are made any more. Our “hero” at the San Diego Int’l Beer Festival 2010! It is available on tap and in bottles in bars and restaurants across Finland. Since 2011, Huvila X-Porter is also available in shops in Estonia through Drink Baar. Last, but not least, Huvila X-Porter is also imported into the US through Shelton Brothers.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (396) - Helsinki, - MAR 14, 2013
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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1820) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear very dark brown color, bubbly head cover that stays awhile, tiny dots of lace. Nice aroma of roasted malt. Taste is roasted caramel malt that adds toffee in the palate before turning more bitter through the appearance of dark chocolate. All moves smoothly to a lingering bitter malt finish. The body is a little watery, but not objectionable. Overall, a nice example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpkeskinen (196) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Drank from a bottle at home. Good strong taste, slightly sweet and smoky. The colour is nicely black and the head is thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4082) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xavalias (58) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonTja (239) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle at CBF 2014. Black with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and dreid fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SperkeleForce (516) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle 50 CL. Pours black with brown lacing head. Notes of roasted, licorice, coffee. Drinkable porter. Bit thin body.

- beerbasher

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2014
(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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1658) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
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.


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