seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
very dark color (black as night.)
coffee smell when bottle was opened, coffee smell got stronger once in the glass.
very iffy taste at first, then a very pleasent taste after it warmed up a bit.
a very tasty porter.
shocked that something from finland tasted that good.
not a cheap bottle eather(but well worth the money.
HighlanderOne (1001) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of roasted malt. Stout-like appearance. Woo - delicious, bold flavor of roasted malt, some hops, nuttiness, spice, slightly alcoholy aftertaste. It ain't cheep, but this goes to the top of the porter list.
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark dark dark color. wonderously blackish...when you hold it up to the light nothing escapes. except for the edges which are blood red. amazing deep malty aroma which faintly reminds me of a good teriaki sauce (i dunno why). dark chocolate flavor with lightly burnt edges. damn great stuff!
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
stout-like, dark as the wheel-well of a land rover in a muddy rain forest. heavy malt aroma, gummy drippings from the bottom-of-the-stove, roasted molasses, soy, baked begetables: carrots maybe, yam, with a slight sulphurous note, and shoe polish. very sweet, it's a shock at first, but awash in all it's burned malts, the sweetness becomes nice. brown sugared pumpernickel and coffee candy. creamy, thin-bodied. low level bitterness.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark black/brown, like coffee. Head thinner than I'd like to see and initial appearance of fizziness. Strong burnt aroma with some alcohol and fruit. Huge, coating mouthfeel on first taste--fizziness can tend to stick around too long sometimes. Fine lacing. Finishes strong and stays interesting throughout the glass. This beer is not afraid to flaunt its strong roasted coffee flavor. One of my favorite porters.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice porter -- strong, roasted coffee aroma and taste, very black, good balance of bitter and sweet.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is of alcohol and coffee. Appearance is dark black with a beige head and good lacing. Flavor is mostly burnt coffee and dark chocolate with the alcohol peeking out. A really good porter
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Dark brown, maybe black in color, thin head after in settled. Aroma of fruity malt and some(light) alcohol. Sweet, mixed with coffee and toffee. Some sourness to it. Oily mouth feel. Slightly dry finish. Good Porter
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, thin head. I can't really taste any chocolate or coffee. Enjoyable, but not amazing.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a midnight black with a creamy brown head. Fairly thick coming out of the bottle, (which had a label that said bottled in 2000). Full aroma with chocolate, alcohol, coffee, smoke and roasted notes. Some Imperial stout qualities - very roasted, mouth coating. . . Good bitter notes in the finish, lingering fruits and alcohol.