Ernest (6606) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
nihtila (1489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mikkos (282) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Svesse (6857) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
Wanja (689) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
minihame2 (260) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body and a tan head. Aroma has malts and some brown sugar. Taste is mild with some bitterness. Reminds me of Finnish kotikalja. Mouthfeel is slick but thin. Very low carbonation. Decent porter.
Sarpa (1069) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewpub. Pours black, beige head. Licorice, malts in the aroma.coffee, licorice in the flavor
jmgreenuk (5619) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Poured a deep mahogany with a round light tan head. The aroma is smoky roasted malt, light hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a big malt liqourice, light creamy, chocolate, light hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Served cool and very drinkable.
VastActiv (3745) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Syystober, Helsinki. Originally rated 27082011. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
panacea (94) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very standard porter, nothing special. Only thing that stands out is a quite nice aroma.
Cunningham (5356) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Black color with a hughe frothy beige head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee and chocolate.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Rich to average carbonation.
Taste: Dark malt, mild coffee and some chocolate.
Overall impression: Nice porter.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with oh6gdx.