Zarkam (400) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
villevav (210) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
k0mpsa (1118) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at angleterre, helsinki. Black color, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and some smoke. Roasty body, sweetness, hops, coffee.
mile (2966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Theydon_Bois (8290) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cheers to the Finnish guy who shared this at Borefts, 28/09/13.
Mid black with no head.
Nose is on the thin side, dark malts, earthy, dark toffee, cardboard.
Taste doesn’t pick up either, light cocoa, dark malts, light roast, earthy, toffee.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
Sub par offering, presumed this was a porter - surprised to see listed as SHV !?!
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black, almost no foam . sweet portersmell . low carbo , bread, smoked malts ( no smoke taste though ) , some chocolate . OK carbo
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled shared at Borefts 2013 by some guys from Finland - thanks! Black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, spruce, liquorice. Medium bodied, bittersweet on the palate with a slightly astringent aftertaste. Taste is roasted grains, dark fruits, coffee. A little disappointing, would like the spruce & maple to be more prominent.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jan! Pours black with a dark wooden brown head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has a strong note of dry roasted malts with a bit of dark grains and spruce. Flavor has a combination of spruce and dry roasted malts with dark grains and maple coming out in the finish.
Roonai (245) - - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by deyholla. Pours black w yellow head. Nose is rich coffee, toffe and chocolate malts. Taste is more bitter than sweet which gives it a dry drink ability. Very tasty
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to rosenbergh. Poured dark brown, nearly black with a chocolate head. Aroma was cherry, chocolate, and some dark fruits. Flavor was raisin, roast, chocolate, and a touch of alcohol. Body was nice and creamy.