oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottled (from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Very deep ambery brown colour, close to black, with small brown head. Aroma is some wood, mild vanilla, chocolate and quite nice alcohol sweetness coming in as well. Flavour is chocolate, mild roasted notes, vanilla, some alcohol as well as some wooden notes. Rather nice brew, but a bit thin as for the palate. TBone (18217) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Opaque dark brown color, good steady beige head, lace. Oaky aroma with vanilla and toasted chocolaty notes. Medium-bodied. Quite dry flavor, wood, licorice and dark malts. Tasty although quite simple. FatPhil (17076) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 13, 2017 500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki) (8:5:7:4:15=3.9)bierkoning (13674) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Black, and a lovely tight tan head. Aroma is lovely smoky peaty whisky - just lovely. Beautiful roasty porter taste - nice dry woodiness. Some nice wininess in the retronasals. Finish wonderfull, dry and woody, and really dry and barky . Super drinkable, no sign of the 7% at all. As it warms, it even fills out, and the woodiness and barky bitterness builds up - don’t drink this too cool, let it warm.
Rerate: Tap (Villi Waino, Helsinki) (7:4:7:4:15=3.7)
Lovely rich roasty aroma. Loveely tarriness to the taste. Full palate. Still utterly delicious.
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Deep dark brown color, almost opague. Hints of oak, vanilla, licorice and dried fruit in both aroma and flavor. Floral notes. Surprisingly easy drinker. Rune (13506) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
Thanks to Finn for sharing a 500ml bottle. Partially remaining tan-coloured head leaving good lacing at the upper level of the glass. Pitch black body. Drying aroma of cocoa and liquorice. Brown malty flavours alongside moments of ash, oak and liquorice. Semi sweet malty ending. Well bodied. Velvety in the mouth. A pleasure to drink a brew like this, very nice (at Finns place in Tromsø 27.05.2014).
rosenbergh (11793) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2013
500 ml bottle. 350101475. BB 07/01/2015. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.gnoff (10891) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
Dark reddish brown colour with a small to average sized foamy tan head.
Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, some liqueur sweetness, mild coffee and hints of marmalade in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, hoppy bitterness, coffee, some sweetness, wood dryness and notes of dark chocolate and berries.
Bottle 50 cl thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 5, 2013.olio (10546) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Black color, tan ehad. Roasted, malty, sweet scent. Sweet, malty, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
50 cl bottle.tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
Pours pitch black color with small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts, some subtle bourbon notes and ash-dry chocolate. Flavor of milky chocolate, vanilla, smoky roasted malts and wood. Medium CO2, dry malty palate. A bit thin overall feel, but still quite nice.
21/VI/15 - 50cl bottle @ ElManana’s Massaman Curry Tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: 7/I/15 (2015-800) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!Cuso (8935) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2013
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, vanilla, caramel, bit sugary, coffee, mocha, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, mocha, coffee, little bitter, sourish touch. Aftertaste: fruity, bitter hops, some citrus, some vanilla, caramel, little oxidized.
Bottle, many thanks to rosenbergh. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, hints of coffee. Taste, roasted malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate, hints of whiskey and wood. Good.