vtafro (5090) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Teerenpeli, Helsinki (from old notes). Black pour with tan head. Dry porter, has bourbon, licorice, and boozy tones. Definitely stacks up to bourbon aged stouts. Oak and bourbon tones are dominating.
olio (8089) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 cl sample @ Teerenpeli, Tampere.
Originally rated on 20100218.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, tar, licorice, cocoa and some bourbon notes. Flavor of licorice, bourbon, tar, dark roasted malts and dark chocolate. Very nice.
laiti (7708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from a bottle @ Teerenpeli, Tampere. Rated on 26.02.2010
Aroma has whisky notes, some vanilla and roastiness in the background. Flavour has oaky notes, somewhat stinging whisky, vanilla, roasted notes and hints of coffee. Also some stinging alcohol occurs on some sips. Too thin for an whisky barrel aged beer.
tkrjukoff (4206) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours beautiful pitch black with no head in a small Teerenpeli tasting glass. Aroms is dark fruits, port wine, very fruity, smokey, malty, apple cider and sweet. Thin, velvety, yet almost fullbodied mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet apples, tar and smoke, oak barrel, bitter, roasted, caramel, almonds, vanilla and spicy. Finishes with a fruity apple, bitter dry, almondy vanilla and peppery aftertaste.
RexTalionis (3178) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Teerenpeli, Helsinki (from old notes). Poured black with virtually no head. Rich aroma consisting of whiskey and smoke. Roasted notes and vanilla with some (oak) wood in flavour. Pleasant bittersweet aftertaste.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10cl glass at Teerenpeli Turku. Slightly whiskey, rosty and malty nose. No head and very low carbonation. Dark reddish black colour. Slightly whiskeyish taste with some malt and hoppiness. Also some syrop. Balanced.
TBone (14618) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 dl sample from flip top bottle (Teerenpeli Turku)
Dark opaque color, not much head to talk about. Caramel, dark fruits, vanilla and tiny hints of whiskey in the nose. Quite flat mouthfeel. Medium-bodied. Vanilla, milky-lactose flavors, toasted maltyness. Finish has alcoholic whiskey punch and licorice. Way too simple for being Jim Bean cask aged porter, as such, a big dissapointment. I heard that the first batch of this beer was much better and I believe it.
Kavu (3148) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is roasted malts with a very slight hint of whiskey. Flavor is mostly roasted malts too. A bit disappointing.
nandoo (11) - wezembeek oppem, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, brown head. Roasted flavours, some aniseed, some sweet port like aromas. Flavour has a strong sense of alcohol, but not in a bad way. Some ashes. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel.
lusikka (7605) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
100 ml from a 750 ml bottle @ Teerenpeli, Kamppi. Rated @ 6.3.2010.
Pitch black colour with a very small brown head. Very, very sweet on the nose with roastiness, chocolate, licorice and vanilla. The taste is also very sweet and smooth with vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate and oak. Jim Beam doesn’t come through too much. Well balanced. Full bodied, oily texture and low carbonation. Pleasant and 100 ml is just enough.