beastiefan2k (3044) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle with the great purple label. You know there just aren’t enough beers with black and purple labels, its a nice color combo. Love the bottle shape and embossing. Bottom of the bottle says beer in a few different languages. Not to mention the awesome price. 2.99 a bottle, nice. Without making too much out of this rating the beer is right on the mark for s Baltic porter. My only complaint is the aroma is over ally layered, a bit of metal sneaking in. The flavor is very strong on lagered chocolate and fumy ash. Pours with a pretty head. Long aftertaste and well lagered.
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hansvf (487) - - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruikt zwaar zoet, naar een echte porter. In het hostel uit de fles. Appearance dus niet te zien. Goed mondgevoel en vrij lichte smaak voor de biersoort. Wel lekker!
Turboninja (342) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Semi strong aroma with flavors of licorice, some chocolate and a hint of malts. Black reddish color with medium light brown head. A bit mild and waxy taste with some chocolate, salty licorice and some malts. Semi wide taste spectrum and aftertaste. Very nice thick palate with lots of carbonation.
stevoj (3283) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet dark malts prevail in both aroma and taste. Black with foamy beige head. Molasses mostly, with some roast grains, chocolate and a smidge of hops. No evidence of alcohol warmth. Smooth.
zomba (212) - Nokia, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with thick, quickly dissipating head. Aroma taste has malts. High carbonation for a porter.
Andy_ (1013) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear reddish cola-colored brown beer. Makes little blonde head which disappears soon. Aroma is sugary sweet, little loafy bready and roasted malty. Taste is salty licoricy sweet with roasted and loafy bready malts. Mouthfeel is only medium full and slick with pretty strong carbonation. Finish is pretty short with not much carbonation. An easily drinkable and sweet Baltic Porter, not bad at all.
Marstonlad (650) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black color with a big white head. Aroma is malty with dark bread and rye pudding, also some metallic notes. Taste is roasty but also sweet. Maltiness is moderate, the mouthfeel very soft and medium to full bodied. Flavours include rye bread, some chocolate and a hint of licorice. Alcohol does not feature. Well, this was decent but not up to the top Finnish porters like Sinebrychoff Porter or Malmgårds porters.
Sarpa (1207) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 50cl from Alko @ home. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of dark malts. Sweet caramel malts in the flavor.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Dark colour, red undertones, very little head. Caramel and raisin aroma. Taste is much the same, slight tobacco. reminds me of a dark Belgian without the yeast. Average body. Overall, a pleasant surprise.
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pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Almost black in color with lots of dark tan head. Aroma is sweet prune juice. Taste is sweet syrup, prune, with a hint of roasting. Reminds me more of a doppelbock than a porter. Quite sweet finish.