jpkeskinen (203) - FINLAND - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from a bottle at a bar. An excellent porter with a slightly chocolatey taste. Looks really good.
k0mpsa (1090) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at brygga, tampere. Black color, brown head. Aroma is strong coffee and roasty malts. Full roasty body, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Balanced and tasty.
BitchPls (539) - FINLAND - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black. Dark beige head. Bread and coffee on the nose, quite weird smell. Very sweet. Medium body. Some raspberry and mild coffee. A very nice and sweet baltic porter. A very nice surprise from Pyynikki!
ferencmato (47) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle - as Pyynikki Vahvaportteri from my good friend Nemo - thanks again!
Pours dark, almost black with no head. Aroma of coffee, wood and licorice. Flavor - inicially licorice and cherries, pretty sweet, then goes more bitter with strong coffee finish and some ashy notes. Light-to-medium body, with almost no carbo. Ok beer.
jookos (2003) - FINLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black tan head. Pleasent roasted coffe, chocolate nose. Full body, nice milky sweetness. Soft, mild, nice.
Psytron (1288) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell of chocolate, licorice, tar. Black, no head. Zero carbon?! Aroma of berries, rum. Surprisingly watery. Pretty much of a disappointment.
Dermi (625) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl, bottled. Pours nearly jet black with a tanned head. Aroma: Roasted aroma, coffee, chocolate. Hints of some source of sweetness, berries. Taste: Pleasantly bitter, roasted. Coffee characters. Very nice roasted taste. Some sweetness, vanilla. Palate: Medium body, adequate carbonation level. Very nice and pleasant. Excellent porter. Some salt in aftertaste.
Cuso (4300) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from rosenbergh, many thanks. Almost black color with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Long coffee bitter finish with strong licorice feeling. Good.
thellgren (259) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 l bottle from Alko in Lohja. Colour is black and head is light brown. Looks impressive. Taste is bit on the sweet side, so this goes well as a dessert. Really nice.
FatPhil (9191) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - as Pyynikki Vahvaportteri - gift from mjs, thanks!
Pours with some pleasant esters. Nice rich roast too, a touch of smokiness. Basically black, brief tan head settles to a ring. In the mouth there’s a rich wooly roast. Pretty burnt body, touching ashy. Metallic hoppy bite. Palate is full but not heavy, carbonation pleasant, enhanced by the bitter bite. A touch tarry in the finish, oily and dark. Improves as it warms, a nice sipper, but perhaps a bit too harsh. Doesn’t say 7.5%.