kustie (915) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Plevna. Opaque black color with creamy head. Aroma has roasted malt, caramel, smoke and coffee. Palate is thick and the taste has long dry bitter finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and hops. Very good one.
Moebbels (728) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The almost pitch black body is covered by a thick and well-lasting, creamy light brown head. Nose has roasty coffee, chokolate and rye notes. Taste is dry with a smooth, long and bitter finish. Carbonation is very soft, mouthfeel is surprisingly light and makes this easy to drink. A nice and solid stout, very easy to drink and well balanced.
vanelst (154) - AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
from tap. Cross between a foreign stout and an imperial. Aroma of smoke, roast, ash, chocolate and coffee. The taste is sweet with a roasty bitter coffee finnish. Some citrus hops detected too. By no means amazing but pleasant enough.
jmgreenuk (7840) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Kaisla, Helsinki. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin off white head and some broken lace. The aroma is roasted malt, grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate grass hop light toothpaste light spice bitter palate and a long hop bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. More like a flat black IPA than a stout, but there are no complaints from me. A really great beer which fully deserves it’s rating.
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ The brewpub. Pitch black, big, beige, foamy head. Roasty malty and hoppy aroma. Dry flavour with nice refreshing bitterness. Very enjoyable dry stout.
-- rated with beerbasher/Lumia 1020
jookos (5606) - FINLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@kaisla. Black. God roasted barley, woody roasted coffee on nose. Full/medium bodied, dry-ish, soft bittered. Roasted, a bit ashy, even burnt, flavour. Some dark berries fruit- wise. Decent, nice even. One of the more roasted ones in a while, there’s the same lingering aftertaste you’d get from chewing on roasted barley.
Marstonlad (768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Tap at Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours black with a little white head. Aroma is full of strong roasty maltiness, chocolate and some coffee. Taste is dryish, very roasty and very malty; coffee, chocolate and a little licorice combine in a rich, varied mix. The finish displays hoppy notes and medium bitterness. The palate is medium to full bodied and smooth, the carbonation moderate. This is probably the best Finnish stout I have had and one of my favourite beers. The taste contains all the best characteristics a stout can have: it is balanced, full bodied and rich in both malts and hops.
Psytron (1950) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with creamy dark brown head. Minor smell, some citrus there. Aroma of tar, some smoke, citrus, ash. Texture is ashy but also oily. Very flat carbon. Bitter, slightly sour, a faint sweetness.
Andy_ (1059) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 Totally black beer with a nice brown head. Aroma is citrus fruity, roasted malty and licoricy. Flavor is roasted malty, bitter and licoricy. Finish is long and intense with bitterness. Mouthfeel is only medium full and slick. Kind of like the little brother of Siperia but would need more body to balance the heavy hopping. Still enjoyable.
VastActiv (5736) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bryggeri Helsinki, Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, coffee, sweetness, hops and roasted malts. Great.