Finwe (414) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, 40 cl glass at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Quite black with a tan head. An aroma of hints to hops, coffee, some chocolate and roasted malt. Hoppy bitterness in the taste is soon overwhelmed by sweet malts, chocolate and roastiness.
maxpizzo (62) - ITALY - MAR 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
really dark brown with white tan head.aroma of hops,coffe and chocolate.it presents roast notes in the flavour.it starts bitter but finishes sweet with a flavor of caramel and roasted malt
TimE (3894) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black color, off white head. Sweet honey, blood oranges, dark chocolate, liquorice all make an appearance, in this somewhat unusual brew. Sweet malty backbone and a long bitter finish.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught 0.25L glass tasted at Plevna Tampere. Beige head 12mm. Dark black colour. Mild hoppy and malty nose. Soft taste with some hints of coffee. At the end hoppy bites. Soft taste. Fresh grass in the nose.
SaintMatty (5779) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (St Urho’s, Helsinki) - Very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Slightly perfumed and hoppy aroma with soap, hops, chocolate and coffee. Hoppy and roasted taste which is slightly soapy. Not bad but perhaps a bit too hoppy for this style. Having said that, most ’imperial stouts’ seem to be like this these days.
beeR (60) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Pikkulintu (Helsinki). Really black, nutty brown, dense and long lasting head. Sweet chocolate, coffee and liqorice, quite intense aroma. I feel a pleasant dry hopping component but not sure it’s the case. Pronunced sweetness with toasty notes in the flavor, with a hidden alcohol which comes at the end warming the mouth. Rich and full body.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2010 Black color, small tan head; roasted malty and herbal hoppy aroma, also slightly fruity in the background; medium to full body, still quite drinkable due to carbonation; flavor is heavily dominated by herbal bitterness mixing with licorice, alcohol and sweet notes. The Jägermeister of beers probably and therefore not quite my favorite.
ladnewton (1569) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at Plevna, Tampere, Finland on 9th August 2008. Black as printing ink and sports a handsome pale brown head. One of the finest stouts I have drunk in recent years. Full-bodied, very strong hoppiness for a stout as well as delectable roasted malt and smokiness. Very bitter chocolate notes too. Totally exquisite and recommended.
TEJA (1530) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Plevna. Thich lasting brown foam. Almost totaly dark. Grapefruit aroma and litle roasted m,alts. When litle bit warmer green aples also present. Very hop dominated taste and big bitternes almost balanced by a big body and some residual sweetness and tar.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki.
Pours pitch black, with a creamy, small, long lasting and light brown head.
Aroma is hops, chocolate, coffee and sweet roasted malt.
Flavor is bitter at first, then it gets pleasantly sweet, with a taste of sweet malt, caramel and chocolate, ending up in a nice bitter and roasted malty aftertaste.
Why do I have to go to Finland, to by this one??