nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2015 10.10.2014 as Vahvaportteri. Aroma of coffee, sweet liquorice, vanilla. Tastes sweet roasted malts, coffee, well balanced sweetness.
Kauge (565) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as a gift from Helsinki. BB 10-2015. Dark brown liquid, head tan - brief, lacing minimal. The aroma’s got loads of sourish roasted malts and chocolate, hint of hops. Tastes very damn chocolaty sweet, quite full, with an ashy dry roasty finish, some hops also detectable. Body medium, carbonation modest. Pretty nice.
thomasjoberg (48) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at cosmic café in Turku. Expiration date 02/16. Light peat/earth/smokiness on the nose. Espresso coffee color like, no head, very low carbonation to none (a fault here). Possibly not enough bottle conditioning time or beer opened too soon... Some sweetness on the palate. Bit of coffee, plum, tarry, peat smokiness and yeasty but pleasant flavors. Drinkable, smooth and quite sweet, almost syrupy, Imperial stout like. Good beer but lacked carbonation head and more coffee roasted would be great!
Moebbels (420) - FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pitch black body with no head to spare. Nose has notes of velvery chokolate, coffee and caramel. Taste is sweet with rich chokolatey and rum notes and a dry finish. Low carbonation and rich, syrupy palate. A nice, well balanced porter.
Kavu (2680) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/2 pint on tap @ Brewdog Helsinki as Pyynikki Vahvaportteri. Pours very dark brown with a low off-white head. Aroma is two-stroke engine fuel with malty notes. Flavor is soft and sweet roasted malts with some alcohol, chocolate and hops. Decent.
Skinnyviking (7536) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Djoeye and Rune. Medium high creamy lasting head. Dark clear brown body. Roasted malt caramel nuts coffee aroma. Roasted malt caramel coffee flavor and a faint hint of liquorice. Fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a nice long finish.
Unde (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown colour with smallish beige coloured head on top. Aroma has salty licorice, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and some herb-like hops. Taste is quite rich. There is chocolate, coffee, dry roasted malts and ending with licorice and herb flavoured hops. Full bold body and medium-to-low carbonation. Aroma wasn’t that intriguing but the taste saved a lot in this one. Excellent.
Rune (8929) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Opaque coal black body, fair tan-coloured head. Rich roasted malts on the nose, scent of dark chocolate. Mid-sweet flavours of cocoa, chocolate, wood and dried fruits added by mild lactose hints. Roasted ending, long-lived. Fine bodied. Powerful and nice (shared with djoeye and Skinnyviking, Tromsø 16.01.2015).
Erzengel (4967) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to rosenbergh for this bottle. Rated as Pyynikki Vahvaportteri. The beer starts sweetish. Fresh and sweetish. Malty and slightly dry. Lots of dark plums, red cherries, deep but sweetish. Fresh. The aftertaste is long, intense-malty, fresh, cherries, roast. Great!
tlind2 (1239) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@Stone’s, Helsinki. Black color, tan head. Sweet, roasted malt aroma. Sweet, slightly spicy flavor with chocolate and tea. Full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.