Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Villi Wäinö, shared with Matti. The body is almost black as pitch with just a ring of bubbles to the rim. Aroma is aniseed and malty. Dark malts with mid-tart fruits to the taste buds added by liquorice. Finish off with a roasted bitter touch. Medium bodied. Tasty (Helsinki, 06.02.2011).
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Suomenlinnan Panimo.
Deep brown body with a dense but short-lived tan head. Rich unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder. Creamy and frothy carbonation with a soft, dry malt texture. Quenching acid, salivating and quenching. Light mustiness and some sourish and acidic burnt grains in the finish but it’s very enjoyable and suits the beers dryness and body.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on December 22, 2012.
Very dark brown to black color, small dark bronwn head. Sweet, lactic scent, also sirup. Sweet, malty, chocolate, mineral taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
rosenbergh (7416) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Draught at Maltainen Riekko, Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with small tan head. Roasted malty, salty and hoppy aroma with some spices. Spices, rye, roasted malt, salty liquorice, hints of coffee and hops in flavour. Rye and hops in aftertaste. Slightly watery but interesting Porter.
500 ml bottle. L0043. BB 30/11/13. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with small to average sized light brown head.
Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice, grassy hops and some slightly xmassy spices. Flavour is roasted malt, ash, mild coffee, mild grassy hops and salty liquorice. Very solid brew also as bottled.
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, Villi Wäinö, Helsinki. Black with a beige rim. Complex aroma unfolding with beef stock, smoked oak, burnt plastic, nuts, Marmite and grilled red pepper as it warms. Way too fizzy and cold for a porter; good apple and bramble, chocolate, smoked nuts, leaf matter, red pepper. Much as I love ’em sometimes it’s a relief to encounter a dark beer with no brazen US hops.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewpub. looks like a coke spider - purple brown with a big creamy head. aroma of licorice and coffee and a hint of blue cheese. pretty tasty - rye and some burnt bitterness. and not such a bad place to have a beer
lusikka (6559) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Ravintola Gloria, Kuopio. Rated @ 30.1.2010.
Pours a black colour with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malts and mild coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, dark chocolate and caramel. Thin/watery mouthfeel. Easy to drink.
olio (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Originally rated on 20100409.
Pours black color with small off-white head. Aroma of malts, mild coffee and chocolate notes and distant berries. Flavour of bitter fruity malts, chocolate and slight metallic notes. Quite watery palate with a mild bitter dry finish.
Ernest (6353) - 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.
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium creamy brown lasting head. Hazy barely translucent dark red body. Roasty licorice aroma, very clear, with peppery notes. Dry roasty licorice taste, a bit watery, with acidic banana notes. Mild, dusty mouthfeel. Dry roasty aftertaste. Decent, but couldn’t be bothered to finish it. (0.25l draft at brewpub.)