Hermod (8986) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2013
50cl bottle from Alko. 07/01/2015. Poured black with a thin brown head. Wood, licorice, roasted malt, sweetness and alcohol in aroma. Flavor has roastedness, wood, dark chocolate, vanilla. Burntness in the dry finish. Surprisingly light bodied.nice sipping beer. Cuso (8961) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2013
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. Finn (8763) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Alko Muonio. Delt med Rune under rateseanse på Nerstranda 27 Mai 14. Svart. OK litt farget skum som flater ut. Prikklacing. Beskjeden aroma av røstet malt. Smaken er behagelig og sammensatt. Røstet malt i forgrunnen. Alkoholen godt kamuflert. laiti (8583) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 07.01.2015VastActiv (8290) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Vertical with Huvila X‐Porter
Aroma has oak, soy sauce, salty licorice, vanilla and hints of hay. After some sips vanilla gets stronger and whisky notes occur too. Flavour has Bourbon, vanilla, oaky notes and salty licorice. Quite salty finish with oak and hints of herbs. The whisky is not too strong on this one, but the palate is somewhat too watery.
UPDATED: APR 22, 2017 20130204: Bottle 0.5l from local Alko.
Appearance: Almost black with small brown head.
Aromas and flavours: Smoke, vanilla, chocolate, sweetness, wood, roasted malts.
Overall: Gentle and lingering taste. Chocolate dominates but alcohol is well hidden. Great beer. 3.7. Re-Rate 20170422 Cask at St Urho, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small bubbly slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, wood, dryness and roasted malts. Excellent cask. 3.7.
tiong (8068) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2013
500ml bottle from Alkomjs (7946) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malts, rye, hints of bourbon, vanilla, wood and dark caramely notes. Taste is roasty, mildly grainy and sweetish with hints of rye, wood, vanilla, oak and bourbon. A bit thin bodied, though. Finish is roasty with some sweetish rye and oaky bourbon notes, hints of grains, vanilla and chocolate. Nice, well balanced and tasty, but a bit light bodied porter.
(Bottle, 0.5 l, from Alko, 20130208) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had roasted malts, vanilla, wood and sweetness. Palate was full bodied and oily with medium carbonation. Flavours were vanilla, roasted malts, sweetness, chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste was woody, roasty and bitter. A good oak flavoured porter. Palate could have been fuller. lusikka (7834) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2013
500 ml bottle.jookos (7296) - FINLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is strong with roasted malts, dark chocolate and smoked. Flavour is rich with notes of roasted malts, strong bourbon, wood, smoke, caramel and sweet berries. Very subtle vanilla notes show up after a while. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a lingering, warming, roasty finish. Maybe a bit thin, but nevertheless enjoyable.
Bottle. Black, tan head. Soft roasted malts, some dark chocolate, a touch of bourbony oak, sweetish molasses. Soft and full, almost creamy, body. Bourbony vanilla, chocolate milkshake. Sweet licorice, dark fruits. A nice bourbony porter. A lot of the vanilla, milky, etc. Almost too much, but not quite. Nice. Drinkable.Gurthnar (6461) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle shared by Cuso, thanks! Aroma fruity, coffee, roasted, strong. Colour very dark brown. Taste is very balanced, full body, chewy mouthfeel. Roasted and coffee, light fruity, berries. Finish long, roasty coffee, very drinkable. Alcohol not exactly hidden, but never mind. Excellent.