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Brewed by Suomenlinnan Panimo
Style: Porter
Helsinki, Finland

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Helsinki Portteri on väriltään musta, hyvävaahtoinen pintahiivaolut. Tuoksultaan olut on paahtunut ja maultaan kevyehkö ja hieman lakritsainen. Portteri on vanha perinteinen Lontoosta 1700-luvulta peräisin oleva oluttyyppi. Suomalaiset portterit ovat saaneet vaikutteita myös Venäjälle keisarin hoviin Britanniasta rahdatuista juomista: kestääkseen pitkän merimatkan ne ovat hieman vahvempia kuin perinteiset brittiportterit.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (7249) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draught (at Suomenlinnan). Head is mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of black olives (NOT vinegar/salt brine, but the meaty olive itself), berries, vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. From the very first sample at the brewpub, I knew we would be here awhile...these beers are brewed with great attention to detail. Clean, nuanced, and enticing.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2016
Dark brown beer, thick tan head. Nose is roasty, chocolate and hop notes. Flavor is a bit thin, roast, dark chocolate. Finishes with slightly acidic roast, hoppy-roasty bitterness. Lingering acidity and ashtray. More ashtray in the retronasals. Decent, though the ashtray is a bit unfortunate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle, shared. Dark-dark brown. Big fluffy beige head. Ooh, this is nice - just enough roast, bitter, sweet, even slightly fruity. Active, yet subtle carbonation. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle (from Liviko Alcostore). Pours dark brown-black with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, fruits, malt, sweet apples. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, fruits, coffee and some metallic notes. Finish is mellow roast bitter. Body is on the light side, carbonation is a bit too high for me. Overall: good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1698) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark body, tall tan head. Modest roasty aroma with soft roast and dark chocolate. Very soft, almost airy mouthfeel. The flavour is subtle with gentle roast and modest hop bitterness. Clean and well done but feels slightly watery to me. I need a bit more roasty/hoppy oomph to enjoy a porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6011) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2015
500ml bottle. Very dark brown almost black color. Medium size, thick brown head, stays. Roasted malts, bit of chocolate, sweetish, bit woody in aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, woody, sweet, touch of very mild hops in taste. Long lasting chocolate and roast in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Super easy to drink. Fantastic brew!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5173) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Black with a thin creamy head. Flavour is bittersweet with a nice roast malt finish. Quite warming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2747) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
8.2.2014. Hanatuopista kylmänä mieto, hieman kahvinen tuoksu. Ei mikään tukeva porter, ensin hieman kahvinen maku ja jälkimaussa melko paljon suklaata, myös katkeroa. Ei huono mutta kaipaisi tukevuutta.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkos (306) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Almost black beer with a sizable beige foamy head. Aroma is a bit light; dark bready and smoked malts, salty liqorice. Taste is a bit salty, bready malts, some fruity hoppiness, hint of metal. Quite nice and balanced. Co2 higher than medium, body medium, nice bitter finish. I rather liked this really, very drinkable. Nothing super special though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
(Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki, 14 Nov 2014) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate, cacao, coffee and black rye bread. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, coffee, liquorice, a touch of juniper berries and a dry finish with a good roasty bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Well made and tasty porter. Nice one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2014
0.5 l bottle from the brewpub in Helsinki. Strong dark color, short stable head, full body. Nice smokey roasted malt aroma of coffee, caramel and sugar. Average, not too smokey Porter. Sweet sugar ending.


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