thirstyrabbit (1065) - Tallinn, - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma has roasty malts and some sweet milk chocolate. Taste mainly has that familiar sweet dark licorice that is found in other variations of Saku Porter. Next to it some additional sweetness emerges that indeed might resemble white chocolate. Gets cloying before the bottle is finished. This might go well with gingerbread and chocolate but I would not pair it with sauerkraut and black pudding (like I’m used to doing with the regular Saku Porter).
Timyone (5) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The over powering aspect of this beer is sweetness, both in smell and taste. There is also a bit of depth in there as well though. I couldn't drink too much, but I like it.
Arve_Christian (2984) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from Visionthing-thanks a lot. Intense choclate aromas, malt. Medium body & complexity . On the sweet side.
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visionthing (2585) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle (2012) from Stockmann, Tallinn last year. Pours dark mahogany with a beige head. Strong aroma of chocolate, seems slightly artificial, but not too far over the top. Malty and chocolaty, some roasty notes, hints of licorice and dark fruits. Sweet with a dominating chocolate flavour and a mild bitterness. Medium body with a fairly average carbonation. A bit too much chocolate for my taste, but still quite nice.
mauritsio (378) - FINLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2012 from ollepood Tartu. Black with tall head. Rich cocoa aroma. Sweet and bitterish taste. Full tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Kita (977) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 0.50l, courtesy of CanCrusher. Clear dark brown color with medium creamy brownish head and tiny lively bubbles. Aroma of grassy hops, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, mild coffee and hints of medicines. Taste starts with sweet caramel and chocolate, molasses and liquorice, then followed by slight sour grassy and fruity undertones. Mouthfeel is a bit spicy, while aftertaste is pleasant moderate bitter. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. Excellent farewell to winter...
BeerViking (2294) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Festive White Chocolate Porter, 50cl bottle from the Estonian gluhwein stand in the Lunenburg Weihnachsmarkt... Pours a dark black-brown with a fast-settling beige head and aromas of chocolate, toffee and maybe just a little nutmeg or cinnamon. Initially chocolate and little coffee on the palate, then burnt caramel and roast malt coming in, along with a treacle-toffeeish sweetness more reminiscent of a Doppelbock. The finish is more dry-sweet, as the burnt edge of the treacle is boosted by a light hoppy bitterness.
brugmanneke (278) - GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(50 cl bottle) Reddish dark brown colour, rather clear, with a beige head. Aroma is roasted with lots of chocolate (white or milk), but not immensely complex. A slight metallic touch and no trace of hoppy aroma. Heavily sweet taste, light bitterness. Short finish. Not bad, but nothing to get very passionate about either.
agent_persik (358) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby color almost black, small head. Strong aroma of dark chocolate. Mostly sweet flavor of caramel malts and coffee with touch of white chocolate and alcohol, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad actually, quite interesting Christmas porter.
ledhenrik (2) - ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The only problem is the top.. it does not last.. and that’s a big prolem. Imo it’s lack of knowledge how to bottle a great beer. But the taste is absolutely the best among Estonian christmas porters. All in all its a great beer.
CanCrusher (600) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark ruby colour with a finger of creamy light brown head. Sweet chocolate (or let’s say cacao) is dominant aroma, but there are also notes of brown sugar, caramel, honey and some dark fruits like plums and cherries. Oily texture is sweet at the start, but than turns into moderate bitter. Real winter warmer, goes fine with some chocolate dessert.