olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Rated on 20110507.
Pours black color with small head. Aroma of salty liquorice and some solvent. Flavor of liquorice, salt and sourish malts.
dEnk (3103) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasty malt, lots of liquorice, some chocolate and vanilla. Nice. Flavour is creamy, mild bitter, some fruit and chocolate. Aroma was better.
mzaar (1208) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cappucinofärgat gigantiskt och långvarigt skum ovanpå en rödsvart öl. Doftar sött, påminner lite om en svensk julöl, med karamelltoner och svagt av kaffe. Smakar också sött, smörkola och kryddor (svartpeppar?).
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deepest, darkest ruby, bright and shimmering in the glass. Compact, tight and creamy head is lasting and leaves rings of lace down the glass. Port-like, slightly smoky, tarrish, burnt sugar, weeds, wood and earth nose with a little hint of molasses and OXO cubes. Thick bodied, viscous and sweet in the mouth. Good level of sharp hop notes and charred wood in back offers good balance. A light port note blends with sweet dark caramelised sugars and plum fruit notes, a little roasted nuts in there too. So smooth, oily, its not long in the finish but the flavour spills out well. I like this. Drinks well, quite a slow sipper even being this modest in alcohol. But tasty enough. Credit! (50cL, BB 05//10/12, Mane Liquor, Belmont)
Benzai (5740) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle as Saku Pühadeporter @ home. Almost black color with a nice red glow coming through. Small off-white head that leaves a slight lacing. Don’t smell much, just malts basically. Taste malts, raisin, not much more. It’s not at all unpleasant, but nothing spectacular either. Medium carbonation, average body.
MMiddel (42) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice offwhite head. sweet, slightly hoppy, spicy smell, loads of burnt coffee and chocolate in nose and taste.
massive, massive oily body, I really like it!
Psytron (1060) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pühadeporter. Smells like mämmi. Dark brown colour. Oily. Rubbery. Not too much to it. Malty.
kingstoni (1163) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Saku Pühadeporter). Very dark brown with a creamy head. Aroma is coffee beans with roasted malt. Taste is sugary sweet malt. Smooth on palate. Not much carbonation.
CueSheet (15) - Vaasa, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (Saku Pühadeporter). Very dark reddish brown colour. Roasted malt, caramel, coffee aroma. Medium sized brown head. Roasted malt, sweet chocolate flavour. Small hints of alcohol.
estpiwo (1157) - ESTONIA - NOV 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with creamy head. Sweet malty, but little bit smoky aroma. Taste was sweet at the beginning, after some caramel tones. Powerful and oily. Quite bitter aftertaste. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 12/3/2010 Total Score: 2.2
Another crime against Estonian brewing. Porter from Saku - history. Big corporation and bureaucrats murdered national brewing. My marks for this beer are emotional at first, and only then about beer. This porter is not bad. aroma of roasted malts, coffee or chocolate tones in taste, but ...