Oakrock (84) - 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.
SperkeleForce (342) - 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
Brandman (1756) - 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.
Miksu (4731) - 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.
Marduk (1656) - 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.
FatPhil (8107) - 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.
BeerBaboon (1372) - 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.
kingstoni (1167) - 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.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Dark brown color with a medium sized beige head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate in the aroma. Flavor is roasted malt, bitterness, dark chocolate, some caramel and sweetness. Medium body and slightly bitter aftertaste.
kalervo (539) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good black, well balanced beer with solid taste of roasted malts. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate, soft palate and mild aftertaste (maybe even a bit too mild).