Brewed by Olvi
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Iisalmi, Finland


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Olvi Dark is brewed in small batches. It is a full malt beer, and the ingredients used release their best qualities thanks to the beer being not pasteurized.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown / red in colour. Rich creamy beige head. Lacings. It has a malty and kinda sweet aroma. It has a sweet malty taste with some coffee. Not all that much aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2002
Interesting dark, robust and slightly smoky taste. The quality varies a LOT, I’ve had really skunky bottles of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2196) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottled 0,50L. Creamy and dense foam, good adhesion and duration. Much dark brown color and lightly hazy one, medium fizz. Medium scent with notes of burned wood and toasted malt. Pungent and crisp taste, overbearing and balanced bitter body; optimal end with rumors of liquorice, ash and coffee.
Thanks to mabjork for this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Courtesy of oh6gdx. Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Smells fruity with some malty undertones. Tastes of fruit and perfume with lots of earthy tea like hops. Palate is light and tingly. Finish is orangy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
progressive (74) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2010
Not too much carbonation but it hurts my tongue, but it really doesn’t matter. Bitter finish and a bit in the mouth too, which I don’t like so much - usually - but here it melts with the malt, so it tastes mostly natural. Roasty malt, but not too much at all. Maybe a bit some sour and a bit bitter yeast. Maybe the bitter-sweet-sourness is a bit annoying, sourness on the bottom and you remember the cluster after drinking (bitterness).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Very dark amber. Fine, almost Guinness-like off-white head which settles neatly - but never disappears - leaving laces inside the glass. Slightly sweet caramel-like malt character and almost no bitterness. A bit too light in body for my liking, but indeed a pleasant beer. 170405

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2011
Pours clear dark copper with an off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is malty, bready, almost like mämmi, roasted malts and sweet. Thin body. Flavor is much like the aroma with nice bitterness. Finishes short with malty and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 11, 2003
dark, almost black color and thick beige head. Nice lace. Malty nose with a bit of coffee like. Pretty full body and malty, light bitter, but balanced and soft. Aftertaste more malty and more coffee like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2008
can 500ml S-Market 1,94€ Color:reddish dark brown transparent light brown head Taste: sweet, dark malts, bit fudge watery tiny bitterness, fizzy. It is drinkable quite easy beer. I might use rest of the can to cooking barley groats for lunch tomorrow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2008
It is a nice, bright, red-brown beer with a creamy head. The aroma is a bit weak with slightly perfumed notes of malt and syrup. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, light candy sugar and caramel. It is uncomplicated, pleasant and quite full-bodied.

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