jinroh (550) - ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours pitch black, nice tan head, quite high at first but reduces soon into a thin layer. Aroma is a bit lactic, some roast there as well, dark ry bread, crumbs. Good actually. Taste is also full of roast flavours, burnt bread, average body that actually fits quite well with the flavour profile. Aftertaste turns a bit sour but not much and bitter roastiness lingers for longer. Didn’t expect this to be that good but it is actually quite nice. Surprise.
Moebbels (401) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pitch black body with a small tan head. Nose has nice coffee, liquorice and chokolate aromas. Taste is mildly sweet with a mice roasty bitterness and a smooth, dry finish. Low carbonation and fairly light palate but not watery. Very nice, well balanced beer with pleasant roasty character. More like a porter than a stout though.
wiosna (320) - - JUL 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kahvinen, tumma suklaan tuoksu. Hyvin tumman ruskea, samea! Paahteinen, kuivahko maltaan maku. Ei kuivimmasta päästä.
Kavu (2544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,25l on tap @ Kochi Ait. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts with some dark chocolate. Dry and light. Quite decent.
Kauge (445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Kochi Aidad (€ 2,90 for 50 cl) in Tallinn, June 2014. Pours Coke black (BTW Ronk means Raven) with light beige head unfortunately quick to disappear. Aroma of good Estonian black bread, roasted coffee beans and sweet malts. Tastes roasty, sweet, also bitter, sour. Thinnish body with rather crisp carbonation; mouthfeel is very dry and somewhat oily. Aftertaste is dry and ashy, also hoppy. Overall a simple, serious Stout, no gimmicks or veering off the safe route. Which kind of makes it boring but nonetheless I really enjoyed this not having expected anything good at all. What was terrible though was the tacky mid 90’s pop music and kitschy interior design.
laiti (6256) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ the brewpub
Aroma is quite nice with coffee notes, nuts, and some cocoa. Flavour is a bit odd and somewhat syrupy with roasted notes, coffee and dark chocolate. Perhaps a bit harsh and too syrupy but still better than I expected. This gives burps with Koulu house aroma – or then it was the Munk I had before this. Go figure.
Aroma improves as this warms up – but flavour is still same milk chocolate and syrup. Tastes even sweeter now. Perhaps also some ashy tones.
TBone (13233) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Opaque black color, small brownish head. Medicinal and coffeish aroma. Light bodied. Ashy flavor has coffee and some dark chocolate. Quite watery palate, but flavor is better than aroma is promising.
Nekronos (3737) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hadit at the brewpub. A little more like a porter but whanted to have it as breakfast. Very good brewed thoguh.
visionthing (3132) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl on tap at the brewpub. Dark mahogany with a minimal beige head. Roasty aroma with licorice, some dark fruits, dark malt and hints of smoke and wood. Medium sweet with mild, but pleasant roasty flavours and a light bitterness. Medium body with a quite lively carbonation. Decent stout!
kingstoni (1622) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Ruby brown color with a medium thick foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Dry, roasty taste. Medium thin body.