Oakrock (84) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich in flavours. Chocolate, Coffee, maneur, Black currant, basement. A bit too much grapefruit. Great balance, great palate. Well done again Suomenlinna (feels more Alco than 5?)
tlind2 (1041) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught@SOPP2012. Black color, tan head. Coffee aroma. Very dry flavor with more coffee. Dry finish. Medium body, medium-light carbonation. Slightly one-dimensional.
Tide (1284) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at bar. Black color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with chocolate, vanilla, earthy notes, nuts and roasted malts. Bitter finish with hops and coffee. Good stout, with a twist.
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (at Oluthuone Kaisla).
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is black.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, burnt popcorn), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of berries.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
An Americanized, hop-bomb example that I tried hard to like but just couldn’t commit to. Some burnt popcorn came out as it warmed, but otherwise it seemed clean. Just too much hops for my tastes, ultimately.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Oluthuone Kaisla.
Dark. Heavy roast with somewhat strong English and American hops in the nose. Some pine sap, some black patent char, some yeast film / siltiness. Bitter, mostly dry, roast-heavy, a bit acidic and a bit sour with a lot of citrus fruit flavor and acidity. My palate may not have been in tune with it at the time. After being wowed by the drafts and bottles at Suomenlinnan Panimo the next day I started to doubt I did a good job evaluating this one. It also may have been in poor shape or good shape, that is the problem with only having something once. Certainly worth another few tries the next time I’m in Helsinki.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (kaisla, Helsinki)
lovely roast, but also quite mashy aroma, 6+, but the rawness is a bit raw. Bloody dark, small tight head. Very nice rainy taste, bitter huskiness, Huskiness maybe too strong, but it pays dividends in the finish, this is as bitter as fuck. Some roastiness in the retronasals too. Damn, this is so freaking dry. no sure if thhis is really a stout, it’s too bitter for that. tingle in the mouth lasts for ever. Nutty and burnt. So dry. In some ways this is a bit messed up and too brutal, but in realty it’s the quaffer you’re happy to make last an hour.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Harry’s, Jyväskylä. Black color. Very roasty aroma and flavor with charcoal, coffee, black currant and burnt bitterness. Medium to full body. Very uncompromising, a bit too burnt for my taste.
BitchPls (352) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker than cola brown with a thin mocha head. Coffee and sweetness in the aroma. No bitterness in the beginning, some in the after taste though. Not too much roastiness. Lacks character. Not too bad bt not an exciting stout.
Beerhammaren (764) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Harry’s
Pours pitch black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, some coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, sweetish dark sugar, coffee. Long lasting after taste. Decent beer
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught @ SOPP Helsinki 2012, Finland.
Dark black brown colour with a beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, coffee, cold coffee, sweet thin roasted malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sewer, roasted, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.