thellgren (210) - Helsinki, - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 bottle from Alko. Almost black colour, small light brown head. Smells and tastes of a dark beer with some sweetness. Yep, this is really nice as dessert, especially in the middle of winter when the outside temperature is 20 degrees below zero (in Celsius scale). Nice, but not great.
panacea (22) - 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 (3912) - 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.
jookos (1462) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black. Soft sweet licorice, ash, roasted malts. Light mediium bodied, dry. Roasted malts and such. Ok, perhaps a bit thin as a breakfast drink.
kiwianer (3306) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head, color black. It smells a bit roasty, mild. The taste is a bit creamy, roasty, mild, boring. Medium. 9/9/9/8/-/9
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle at The Oak Barrel, Helsinki Airport. Pours very dark brown, close to black, with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark dried fruits chocolate, coffee and hints of hops. Medium sweet and quite flavourful with a nice bitterness. Tasty and easy to drink. (2013-08-19)
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours deep brown with a bubble tan head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is roasty milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Light bitterness. A bit thin, but really pretty good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1229) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the brewpub, 10 euros. 5.6% a very dark brown with a reddish tinge at the edges. Nice rich chocolate aroma with some kind of spice note, possibly cinnamon. Great mouthfeel, smooth as silk. Chocolate at first and some roast coffee in the finish. Excellent stuff for just 5.6%, again not complex but just an extremely well made porter. My fav so far.
beer_est_deus (467) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Svart öl med fast brunt skum av små bubblor. Doft: Malt, humle, lätt bränt socker, skogs jord. Lite svag i doften. Smak: Lakrits, humle, jäst, jord, rostade toner.
Moebbels (213) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark black body with a little brown foam. Nose has notes of liquorice, dark bread and spices. Taste is thick, malty sweet and with a minisqule dryness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is soft and full.
Ernest (6018) - 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.