kraddel (2716) - 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 (1112) - 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 (6486) - 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.
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Black beer, thin brown lacing.
Aromas of roast, bread, liquorice, rye, some coffee, malts toast.
Flavours of roast, coffee, liquorice, sticky, herbs roast, malts roast, bitter and light spiced.
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, bitters, wood toast, some coffee and liquorice.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture.
HopfenWeisse (965) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from alko. Pours black with nice big beige head. Aroma is roasted and sweet. Flavor is roasted, coffee, sweet, bitter.
mauritsio (376) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko Hyvinkaa. Black with thick brown long lasting head. Malty herbal aroma. Bitter Not much sweet taste. Dry finish.
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Psytron (1231) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of chocolate, coffee. Black colour, dark brown high head. Aroma of tar, ash, sugar, licorice, pepper. Sweet, medium bitter. Heavy body, oily texture. Flat carbon. Excellent.
esox (1014) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, almost black beer with a creamy tan head. Rather intense aroma dark, slightly burned sugars, sour bread, a hint of dried fruits and a herbal touch of hops. Medium sweet, malty flavor with slightly sugary start. Roasted malts and burned sugars arise in the finish crating a nice mixture of bready and dark chocolatey flavors. The hops intensify towards the finish and it gets slightly woody in the end. This woody note probably comes from the spruce extract being used. This Lingering aftertaste has a touch of alcohol. Medium body, oily texture. It almost is a bit thin for the strength, probably because of the maple syrup. Really enjoyable version of this classic Finnish porter.