VastActiv (2051) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 21092012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some hints of coffee and roasted malts.
5lickv1c (105) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty decent bit too warm when I had it so I will have to get it again.
mikeyo1 (82) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska, lagrad 1 år. Doften är torr, milt chokladig, fruktig och med svaga inslag av bourbon, lakrits samt rök.
Medium kropp. Smaken är lång, mjuk och behaglig. Runda toner av choklad, cola, fruktighet, mild efterbeska och en lätt lakritston i slutet.
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, licorice. Sweet and roasty taste. Very smooth mouthfeel.
Kavu (1903) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,25l bottle from the flagship Alko. Pours very dark brown with a low head. Aroma is roasted malts with something strange. Flavor is roasted malts, the same strange thing and some hops. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (6547) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP trade with Ronny (rlgk), 29/12/13.
Pours mid black with a good sized bubbly tan head that eventually dissipates to a thin covering.
Nose is roast malt, dark toffee, sweet notes, earthy, brown bread dough, fruit cake.
Taste comprises roast malts, rye bread, brown sugars, Soreen malt loaf, earthy cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, roasty linger in a sweet closure.
kingstoni (1277) - FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with no head. Sweet aroma of licorice and peat. Salty taste of licorice and roasted malt with a bitter finish. Medium body.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
Ernest (6018) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Akkurat (BB Apr 2016).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting.
Body is black.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee, bitter cocoa powder), with notes of ash/creosote.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Pretty simple and burnt aroma, and too sour/acrid in the mouth for my tastes. Not very pleasant.
Migmar (215) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, meagre head. Roasted coffee and chocolate. Dry, medium bitterness, even some sourness. Very nicely balanced and smooth porter with some personality too.
tiong (2967) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml bottle from Alko Arkadia
BBE 06/2014 - Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of roasted malts, hints of wood, cocoa, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth, sweetish, woody and slightly roasty with hints of chocolate and fruity coffee. Finish is roasty, sweetish and woody. Quite balanced and tasty porter.