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Brewed by Sinebrychoff (Carlsberg)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kerava, Finland

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Panimomestarit Tapio Kangas-Heiska ja Garrett Oliver loivat maukkaan oluen. Sinebrychoff ja Brooklyn Brewery tarjoavat paahteisen portterin, jota ryydittää newyorkilainen vaahterasiirappi ja suomalainen kuusenkerkkä. Maista ja nauti.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2013
[Thanks to oh6gdx]. Bottle. Black colour with a creamy tan head, good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma is roasted malts, ripe fruit, some ashes and black coffee. Flavor has notes of coffee beans, roasted and toasted malts, black chocolate notes, light sweet and mild bitterness. The final is mainly coffee and black chocolate, with a dense and smooth sensation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lambister (183) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark coffee color with a thick, light brown, lacy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some rye bread, maple syrup and earthiness. Flavor is very smooth with roasted malts, syrup, grains, toasted bread, and coffee. Full bodied, thick mouth feel and smooth carbonation. Sweeter version of the original also great Koff Porter. Balance is excellent as it accompanies sweetness with stronger aromas very nicely. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7349) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2013
Many thanks to Finn for a 330ml bottle of this one, shared with Finn H. Pours a huge, bubbly tan-coloured head. Jet black body. Solid amount of lacework. A bit restrained smell of earthy malts and dark fruits, lightly roasted. Nice flavours of sweet malts and hops, including chocolate, syrup, and a touch of coffee. Smooth roasted, sweet malty ending. Masked alcohol. Medium bodied. A nice one, but does not quite reach the high standard of the Koff Porter (Tromsø, 30.10.2013).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
33cl bottle from Alko. Black color, brown head, looks just the same as Koff Porter. Aroma has syrup, roasted malt, licorice. Flavor has roasted malt, cocoa, spruce and chocolate. Dry, cocoa finish. Little sticky, sweet at times. Full bodied. Nice, but not as smooth as Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (629) - FINLAND - OCT 16, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin sysimustana vaahdon ollessa melko tiivis, mokanvärinen, 2,5 sormen paksuinen ja vahvaa pitsiä jättävä. Haju eroaa jonkin verran "normiversiosta"; paahdetta ja ruisleipää on edelleen reilusti,kahviakin löytyy, mutta nyt on selkeä makeampi elementti ja havuisuuttakin löytyy hieman. Vakuuttava haju. Maussa portterin elementit ovat vahvana, paahdetta ja ruisleipää on reilusti, mutta lopussa iskee makeus, joka ei omasta mielestä oikein muun makumaailman kanssa sovi joukkoon. Tuoretta havumetsääkin löytyy ja hennosti kahvia, mutta makeus vaivaa hieman. Suutuntuma on täyteläinen ja öljyinen, todella maiskuteltavaa tavaraa. Häviää normiportterille, mutta hyvä, että isotkin panimot heräävät erikoisempiinkin tuotteisiin. Hinta-laatusuhteeltaan alkon tämän hetken kärkipäätä.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4088) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle at Pikkulintu, October 2013. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some light fruit and toffee. Similar taste. Actually rather sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. A tasty collab.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarkam (338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
330ml bottle gotten as a free sample from work, black colour, medium somewhat creamy brown head. Roasty aroma of chocolate and dark bread with notes of maple syrup and herbs and possibly spruce. Taste is fairly balanced, sweeter than their normal porter, full body, bitter finish with a hint of sweetness. Very tasty, would’ve surpassed their original porter if it was more bitter and sprucey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
villevav (190) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Kahvimaisen musta, päällä hut vaahtohuntu. Tuoksu paahteinen, ja kaakaopapuinen; myös hieman kahvisuutta löytyy. Maku on paahteisen maltainen, taustalla kaakaota, kahvia ja hieman makeaa siirappisuutta. Täyteläinen runko. Mielenkiintoinen, muttei yhtä tasapainoinen kuin alkuperäinen Sinebrychoff Porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (943) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at angleterre, helsinki. Black color, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and some smoke. Roasty body, sweetness, hops, coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2738) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, light roasted malt and light licorice, faint herbal hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light roasted malt and light hoppyness Finish is average, malty and sweetish, light roasted malt, light coffee, light - some herbal hoppyness. Sweeter and watered-down version of the original. Do not get any spruce sprout here.


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