KansaiBeerLvrs (2607) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4.50 euro, draft half-pint at Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Fantastic pitch black pour with a tan head. Licorice, coffee & malts in the aroma. This is quite boozy for 8%, I get licorice, bitter coffee & pine. This must be heavily hopped. Pretty good but I’d probably age it to mellow it out a bit. As you drink it, it grows on you & starts to reveal hidden layers of dark malty sweetness of chocolate & a touch of coffee beans. Once you get past the bitterness it’s pretty damn good.
kingstoni (1622) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark brown color with a thin beige head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Sweet roasty taste of malt. Bitter finish.
Moebbels (400) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 The pitch black body is covered by a thin layer of brown foam. Nose starts off with piney and fruity notes and upon warming up becomes abundant with notes of coffee, chokolate, malts and bisquits. Taste is bold, starting with a thick malty sweetness followed by a bitter long-lasting finish. The aftertaste stays on the palate for a long time. Carbonation feels quite mild but there is a lot of bubbles going around. The taste is a bit coarse and would probably become nicer with a bit of aging.
mikkos (250) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a long lasting, creamy head. Leaves a nice lacing. Aromas of chocolate, fruity hops, roasted malts, liquorice, hint of alcohol. Similar taste, liquorice, leather, roasted malts. Quite complex but oh so good. Medium full mouthfeel, balanced carbonation. Bitterness kicks in quite heavily afterwards. This is really good stuff :)
hirigalzkar (2389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours black with a beige head. Complex IS with notes of honey, salmiak, dark chocolate, vanilla, burned toffee and coffee beans. Sweetness is kind of low. Dry finish. Body has a nice lightness to it.
vtafro (4007) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Last beer of the night(and finland for that matter). Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Light roasted, chocolate, and sweet malt tones, hops create some bitterness to the stout.
Andy_ (830) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Really dark coloured beer with little brown head. Aroma has fruits, sweet chocolate, dark bread and roasted malts. Taste has roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and dark bread. There’s a long bitter finish and the mouthfeel is soft oily and thick. The amount of hops makes it feel almost like a black IPA. It sure is the best beer from Finland.
zomba (212) - Nokia, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours black with good head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste is malty, chocolaty and bitter. Very enjoyable!
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle, shared by larsga. A ring of light brown bubbles, over a jet black body. Herbs, licorice and sooty burnt malts to the nose. Medium body. Chalky mouthfeel. Dry, with licorice, coffee ground and tarry notes. Firm earthy bitterness throughout. A little rough around the edges. [09.02.13]
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small beige head. Opaque black body. Roasty licorice aroma with chocolatey notes. Dry roasty sooty chocolate taste with herbal earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, slightly clingy mouthfeel. Dry roasty chocolate and jasmine aftertaste with sooty burnt notes. (0.5l bottle, from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki.)