Tide (1372) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Kitty's. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, raspberries, nuts and acidic notes. Bitter finish with roasted malts, raspberries and nuts. Good brew, but too overpowered by raspberry aromas.
jookos (1451) - FINLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@kittyís. Black, brown tan head. Sour cherries, green unripe raspberries, ashy darkness. A bit like an oud framboise on nose. Thick body, sharp, acidic. Thereís sourly berries, dry dark chocolate. I wonder if allís alright with this, feels way too sharp. Nice raspberry burps afterwards though.
garthicus (2567) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the black sheep. Appearance: jet black, oily, tiny brown head. Aroma: chocolate and coffee, a little dark fruit too. Wood. Flavour: Woah!!!!!!! So flavourful, gave me a real surprise, massive raspberry hit, chocolate and coffee, so fruity, like jam and stout, wood and leather hide behind the massive raspberry bomb. Lovely long raspberry and coffee finish. Jesus. Okay - beer has warmed to perfect temp, a massive raspberry explosion. Amazing.
laiti (4789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Kittyís
Aroma has roasted notes, vanilla, some raspberries and hints of ash. Flavour is tart with strong raspberry juice notes. Also some vanilla in the background. Finishes with lactic-like notes. Aroma was nice but this tart raspberry mixed with roastiness is just too much for me.
mjs (4155) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at Kittyís, 20140301) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, liquorice and sweetness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, chocolate, raspberries, sweetness and ash. Aftertaste had raspberries and chocolate. The beer felt like eating a chocolate cake with a thick raspberry topping. A tasty experince but not a beer I would drink again.
VastActiv (2003) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Kittyís, Helsinki. Colour is deep reddish black with small slightly reddish white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, raspberries, some sourness and roasted malts.
Beerheart65 (866) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appears as nice, deep black in glass. Light brown foamy head is dense and gives nice patchy lacing. I like you. Good fresh natural raspberry aroma is strong, bit soursweet like the real thing, bit bubblegum?. Raspberry is quite overwhelming but when itís as natural and fresh as this I donít find simplicity to be a problem. What a palate and flavors! This one is lively to the real meaning of the word. First just bit oily velvet with ash, then lots of raspberry but not in a sweet candy form but more like someone had taken lots and lots of these berries and made one great stout out of those. Which is exactly what has happened here. This is beer and stout not juice or cider. Flavor is pure and natural, palate is lively, body medium, carbonation balances things and flavor lasts to long long finish. Good use of berries. Searches the limits of what beer can be. Damn, now Iím inspired, thx brewmasters.
Osprey87 (1087) - London via, WALES - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, about 6 months old. Medium brown pour into a snifter. Black with a nice big brown foamy head which endures a minute or two. Aroma - lots of fresh raspberry, yeast, chocolatey malts, floral perfume in the background. Body is medium, carbonation is medium and itís quite foamy in the mouth. Taste - chocolatey malts, sugary sweet, tart and much more sour than expected. Iíve had lambic beers less sour. Some raspberry but not as much as in the aroma. I like a smoother body in my stouts and Iím not sure that the sourness works that well, but overall itís decent.
Beerhammaren (856) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
.33l on tap @ Vihreš Haltiatar
Pours deep dark red, almost black with medium tan head. Aroma is raspberry, dark malts, some herbs. Flavor is sour. Hops, salt liquorice, roasted malts. Swell beer but somehow weird.
Kavu (1896) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,3l on tap @ Vihreš Haltiatar. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with raspberries. Flavor is first raspberries and then roasted malts and hops. Like biting raspberry candy with liquorice powder inside. I love it! Perhaps more than I should, but I donít care.