ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Dark oractically black. Strong hoppy aroma. Nice lightbrown head. Burnt chocolate and nutty taste. One of the best beers in Finland. Not Bad.
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @SOPP 2011. Poured black with a nice light brown head. Aroma is hops, liquorice and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Smooth palate. Very dry finish, lots of coffee in aftertaste. Excellent IS.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu. Black color, brown head. Aroma of Starbucks. Taste has dark cocoa powder and espresso left on the burner too long. Nice.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, thin tan ring, light bubbled, oily tan head. Nose is roasty, bit of dank earth and light pine. Flavor is rooty, bitter malt, light chocolate. Sticky, lightly sweet in the malt-lingering finish. The beer never comes together, which is a shame as it is very well rounded.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Getestet beim Bruxellensis III
Malzbetonter Antrunk, dessen Aroma sich im weiteren Verlauf verstärkt. Hopfiger Nachhall, der neben dem Karamellton etwas dünn wirkt. Sehr eigen.
Test vom 10.9.2007, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 10,9,8,5,-,8 - 7,89
kermis (4287) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Pours black with dark head. Aroma is light roasted malts but contained an element of chlorine. Flavor is very bitter coffee with chocolate. Good, but spoiled by aroma. (Rated 2011/04/24)
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - JUN 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black beer with almost no head. Roasty, earthly and bitter with plenty of aromatic hops and licorice.
tkrjukoff (3898) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Pikkulintu. Pours pitch black with a creamy small brown head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, peaty, fruity, roasted malts. Fullbodied mouthfeel. Flavor is vert nicely balanced, roasted, sweet fryity, perry, tart and alcohol. Finishes with longlived slightly sweet and very tart bitter aftertaste.
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Bottle 14/12/13. Pours black with a classy, decent-sized dark latte-colored head. Aroma is roasted with loads of chocolate. A lot of grapefruit too. Taste is a lot of roast and grapefruit, some chocolate. The hoppiness is strong in this one. Grapefruity and piney. Full with medium carbonation, a bit slick. So damn easy to drink. Very dangerous.
On tap at Kaisla back in 2010. Pours black with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malts with a distinct hoppiness, tones of bitter chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, bitter chocolate, espresso, not sweet at all, very much dry with the hoppiness. Palate is full.
RexTalionis (2133) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 On tap. Poured black with tan head. Stron hoppy aroma, also some roasted malts. Flavour has lots of hops and some coffee. A bit bitter cocoa aftertaste.
Re-rate with the bottled version, 16.11.2013.
Bottled. Pours black in color with a tan head. Citrus fruityness, roasted malts,
coffee and bits of herbal notes in aroma. Bitter chocolate and lots of roasted
notes in taste. Has some fruityness appearing in the beginning, which later on
turns into a more roasted chocolatey kind of approach. Some bitter hoppy notes
are still present though. Nice, but I think the draught version is a bit better.
This bottled version feels a bit more harsh at the moment. Maybe some aging would do this good. Lots
of roasted notes in finish, which is nice. Gets a lot smoother and better towards
the finish though.