FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (Villi Waino, Helsinki)
Basically black, with a cappucino keggy head. Lovely soft roast aroma, you just know this one is going to cuddle you nicely. Touch of chocolate cake too. Soft smooth palate, keggy carbonation. Rich soft roast in the taste. Late finish is smoothly cakey, but fades quickly. Some fresh fruity hoppiness in the finish, and it gets dry and bitter in the late finish - almost twiggy. Needs swirling to remove too much carbonation. Maybe a little watery, but it’s great from a drinkability standpoint.
VastActiv (3079) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Villi Waino, Helsinki. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some chocolate, dryness and roasted malts.
rosenbergh (7399) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Oak Barrel, Helsinki Airport, Finland.
Black colour with an average sized creamy tan head.
Roasted malt, coffee, some dryness and grassy hops in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, mild grassy hops, mild bitterness and mild coffee. Quite creamy. Rather nice.
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laiti (5968) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Gastropub Praha
Aroma has cocoa, some roasiness, semi-dark chocolate and distant metallic notes. A slight artifical feeling in the chocolate elements. Flavour is sweetish with cocoa, semi-dark chocolate and some soy sauce. Creamy mouthfeel indeed, also a bit sticky. Decent, the metallic notes disturb a bit. A feeling of vegetables and ’kotikalja’ on some sips. And that feeling gets stronger towards the end of the glass.