Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 33cl bottle. Poured a oily black with a thin brown head. Aroma of licorice, dark chocolate, something almost like olives and earthy. The taste was much the same... could not taste any alcohol. This one leaves a oily feel in the mouth... no bitterness. The body was medium to thin. Overall good: I thought it had something unique about it... with that said it was not really my thing... but glad I tried it.
Armadill0 (330) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black-dark brown. Thick medium brown foam. Roasted malt aroma, medium strong.
Taste is a bit bitter. Malts, fruity hops, syrup. Surprisingly bittersweet with a malty body. Some carbonation feel. Good long bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden.
Giochaurand (329) - FINLAND - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium-high head. Big bubbles. Very common roasty aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is mostly coffee and roasted malts. Slippery. Slightly hoppy after taste.
aenima (328) - Askim, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex aroma of chocolate and coffee. The taste is similar but a litrle thin. Low carbonation.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 On tap at Uber. Pours black with a decent beige head. Aroma is smoky malt. Flavors of smoked meat, chocolate, roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel, roasty finish.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with large rocky, tan head; sweet aroma of molasses, toasted caramel and brown sugar; medium to full body, smooth texture; flavor of roasted barley and bitterness with sweet toffee notes; burnt finish and aftertaste. The aroma doesn´t really match with the taste nor is it the strong point of the beer otherwise, but still this is a great baltic porter and besides Winter War and the ice hockey world championship 1995 one of the few things the people in Finland can be proud of.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep black with caramel head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and fruit. Strong bittersweet flavors combining very strong, almost burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and mocha, all wrapped up in a smoky blanket. Thick and chewy while smooth and silky. Excellent roasted malt sweetness that finishes with a bittersweet finish. Perfectly balanced.
Velkyal (319) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 year old bottle. Pours an inky black with a steady schmeer of light brown foam. The aroma is rich dark chocolate, with traces of spice and a very faint sherry note. Tastewise, rich malty sweetness and a riot of chocolate and coffee fight it out and yet find balance with a subtle but firm hop bite. Full bodied, but not cloying. Very nice.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at bittercreek, black pour with minimal head. Fruity, sour but almost sweet overtones. Dry. Salty aftertaste. Thin body, medium carbonation. Weird tasting beer.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. The alcohol comes through strongly in the nose. Heavy body, with a great amount of bitterness that gives a great taste. Alcohol is a bit strong in the flavor, but a good porter.