FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught (St. Urho’s, Helsinki, Sahti Days 2007).
Very dark murky appearance, darker than a traditional sahti. Richly roasted and hoppy aroma, some citrus. Taste is enormously full bodied, having some coffee and other traditional beer malt flavours. Pretty bitter too. Almost a sahti cross-bred with porter! Exciting variation on a style I very much like. (After rating this, I found out that indeed, the beer was brewed with a blend of ingredients more typically associated with non-Sahtis.) Hyvä Kari!
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught@St.Urho’s Pub, Helsinki) Opaque dark brown with no head. Strong, delicious, very smoky, perfumy aroma with licorice. Smoky-licoricey flavor with perfumy-flowery hoppiness. Medium-bodied, slicky palate with some ashy rougness to remind me of this being a sahti. A very pleasant, extremely balanced and drinkable brew with only some connections to typical sahtis. I sure hope this recipe lives on...