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Style: Stout
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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Bottle: Filtered
Originally launched at 4% abv, then reduced to 3.8%
Low abv bottled version for the Nordic market that is available in the UK via budget supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl and Home Bargains.
A classic stout combining the flavours and characteristics of three coloured malts and additional roasted barley. Generously bittered with choicest East Kent hops.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
50cl bottle from Lidl. Pours the colour of used engine oil with a loose coffee coloured head; the aroma has coffee masking some leafy hops; the taste is sweet and fruity with some dry, deeply roasted, grains adding bitterness and balance; the aftertaste has some damp coffee grounds. A rather good stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2909) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton, Gateshead. Black with ruby red highlights. Chocolate and coffee flavours with a roasted and slight sour fruity and dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle, from Aldi. Jet black, big fluffy but ultimately shortlived beige head and gentle condition. Sweet coffee, chocolate and roasted barley in the nose with some background blackberry fruitiness, full flavoured but quite dry in the mouth with a roasted barley bitterness and bitter coffee bean dominant, some liquorice notes emerging with time but bitterness and chalky roasted barley return to dominate the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Aroma-chocolate, maybe a bit of a bleach smell Appearance-dark brown, maybe with a red tint and a coffee head Taste-not very strong, chocolate, burnt citrus Overall - its ok not my style of beer, bit of a different style of stout in that its light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2005) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours - as visible from the clear bottle - dark brown/black with a nice head. Aroma chocolate, caramel, nuts. Medium bitterness and carbonation. Not Bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8081) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2011
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Dark brown black colour with red hue and small tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and mild candy sweetness in aroma. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, mild coffee and mild vanilla. Smooth and thin.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle from a Finnish supermarket. 2 days ago (as was Postiljon and the ratings I’ll be entering now). Black body, creamy tan head. Crappy roasty nose, notes of alcohol, really strange for the ABV. Smooth malty taste, slightly roasty, very light... something, lemon maybe. Vague notes of orange (what’s with the agrumes in this rating?) Not bad but I expected a bit more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2011
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Almost opaque black color. The aromas of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and dark caramel. Dry coffeish, chocolatey and minerally taste with burnt sugar. Good stout, feels stronger than it is.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3905) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2011
50cl bottle from K-Kamppi, Helsinki. Poured black with a nice beige lacing head. Aroma has coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate. Flavor similar, coffee and roasted malt, hops quite noticeable towards finish. Smooth palate. Thin, but very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
50 cl bottle from K-Supermarket Kamppi, Helsinki, on July 22, 2011.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, chocolate, roasted scent. Malty, sweet, roasted taste. Malty and metallic aftertaste. A bit thin mouthfeel, medium bitterness.


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