Nordcore (909) - Lyngen alps, - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a medium lightbrown head. Roasted malty aroma with chocolate and dark fruit sence. Sweet taste with a chocolate end.
Nijstrom (51) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours with a dark, brown colour and small tan head. Notes of roasted malt, chocolate and bread in the aroma. Medium sweetness and mild bitterness in the taste. Dry, somewhat bitter finish. Medium body with a somewhat oily texture and soft/medium carbonation.
TBone (11387) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, almost opaque brown-black color, small steady brownish head. Aroma of cough syrup, licorice, toasted malts. Medium bodied, palate is thinner than expected. Bready, some licorice, toasted notes. Smooth and decent.
Andy_ (405) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish dark brown, almost black clear beer with minimal brown tanned head. Aroma has dark loafy bread, licoricy and chocolaty sweetness. Taste is also dark loafy bready, licoricy and chocolaty sweet and also pretty smoky. Mouthfeel is thick and oily with also medium carbonation. Finish has a nice bitter bite of hops and slight warming of alcohol. Surprisingly good for the style.
Rune (6965) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle kindly shared by Finn. Good looking beer with a deep, dark ruby body. Two-finger, fawn-coloured head with a solid stand, and with rings of spotty lace down the glass. Smell of malty ice cream. Smooth roasted, chocolate taste supported by an herbal hoppy touch towards the ending. Soft and smooth in the mouth. Easy to drink. Snadder (session at Finns in Tromsø, 01.10.2013).
al53 (35) - FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black colour. Something roasted and chocolate in aroma. Taste is sweet, chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. Bit porter like, nice and easy.
gyllenbock (3715) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alko in Pello, August 2013.
Dark brown with a small head. Sweet with malt, toffee, syrup, dried fruit and some chocolate. Also some roasted notes. Drinkable but nothing special.
tlind2 (1042) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@SOPP2013. Black color, tan head. Smooth flavor with roasted malts and coffee. Reminiscent of a milk stout. Full body, medium-light carbonation. Too sweet and not nearly as good as their schwarzbier.
Cuso (3398) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, many thanks to rosenbergh. very dark brown color with huge beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some fruitiness. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, peat. Dry finish. Good.
Unde (215) - 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.
bierkoning (9586) - 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.