VastActiv (6474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Black Door, Helsinki. Originally rated 21012012. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, some chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts. Not bad.
Tranquillity (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body, almost no head. Subtle aroma, with a nIce coffee taste. Not bad for a Finnish porter. The finish could be longer though.
RexTalionis (3705) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Dark brown in color, thin tan head. Roasted coffee in aroma, some more sweeter notes as in milk chocolate also in aroma. Smooth to drink. Some coffee and chocolate in taste mostly.
Some bitterness in aftertaste.
jookos (6241) - FINLAND - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Black. Nose is a bit thin- roastedness, licorice, some anise. Espresso. Body is full and wonderfully soft and yummy. Espresso/roasted coffee. A touch of oak. Dry, but well bodied, goes down easy. Great drink for the winter.
Brandman (2933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body light brown head. Aroma has molasses, roasted malts, sweet caramelly coffee. Flavour adds Nice acidicity to balance the sweetness. Also good burned flavours without being too harsh. First this felt like any other porter but this has way more depth.
Tide (3638) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at bar. Black color, beige head. Roasty taste with chocolate, much liquorice, nuts and malts. Roasty, sweet finish. Great porter.
Marstonlad (849) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Pours nearly black with a mediocre white head. Nicely roasted, malty aroma with some chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is light sweet at first with roasted, chocolate-flavoured malts dominating. Hints of rye pudding, coffee. Maltiness is satisfyingly rich; the palate medium bodied, smooth and a little sticky. Some bitterness in the finish. Not overly intense or robust but a drinkable, tasty porter. A classy beer from Malmgård once again!
FatPhil (15571) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (Kitty’s, Helsinki) (7:5-:7:4:14+=3.7)
Lovely soft chocolate roasty aroma. Crisp palate from the carbonation, but smooth from the roast and residual sugars. Basically black in appearance, some red glints at the right angle, small keggy beige head. Simple English stout taste, high drinkability, and no astringency. Reminds me of a good Suomenlinna Helsinki Porter real ale. Nice.
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Kitty's, Helsinki, Finland.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with small tan head.
Roasted malt, mild sweet caramel, chocolate, coffee and dryness in aroma.
Flavour is roasted malt, bitterish hops, black coffee, mild vanilla and dryness.
Dry and rather hoppy Porter.
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mjs (7046) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Kitty’s, 20121103) The beer poured almost black. Its head was small and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate and lightly coffee. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, quite herbal hops and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, hoppy and bitter. A tasty porter with interesting and nice hop profile.