BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Flavour is medium bitter, roasted and dark chocolate.
Marduk (2980) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Dark brown color. Small off-white head. Grainy and sweet aroma. Slightly dusty. Coffee, roasted malts, grainy notes in flavor. Bit watery and not enough depth. Roasted grains in aftertaste.
Oakrock (114) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice, fruity taste. Perfect sweetness, Weak palate. Not at all foamy - it is a pity because with more full palate would give high points. A little taste of car tyre, but still one of the best finnish beers. Nice - want to have another.
Brandman (2144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear black body, light brown head. Roasted sweet malts, some butter and nuts. Ok for a bock.
kingstoni (1566) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown cola color with a disappearing beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Flavors are smoke, licorice and peat. Medium bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium body.
FatPhil (9595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Nice roasty aroma, very grainy, hint of sourness. Pretty thin body for a beer of this colour and strength, not quite watery, but getting there. OK carbonation. Looked lovely though, pretty much black, and a tight tan head. Body a little proteiny, smooth, and soft. Nice roast, but I can’t lose the watery aspect. Covers 6% pretty well, but it’s a bit too mashy and raw. Attenuate this a bit more, please.
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tbone, thanks!. Dark brown color. Maltaroma with apple syrup. Malty sweet flavor with hints of roast, caramel and apple syrup. Too sweet for me.
SperkeleForce (610) - FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours really dark thick brown with brown Much of chocolate, coffee, really nice coffee aroma and nice taste. Smooth and sweet coffee chocolate. Really nice
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Dark mahagony color. Aromas of toffee, cholate and some coffee. Sweetish taste with toffee, toasted bread, chocolate and raisins. Medium body, perhaps a bit watery mouthfeel. Nicely restrained roastiness, tasty but not aggressive.
Unde (420) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Totally black beer with thick brown and everlasting head. Beautiful beer. Nose feel has some sweet malts with chocolate and lots of roasted malts. Taste is quite sweet, chocolate and syrup. Roasted malts and and an bitter herb feel at the end. I enjoyed this.