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style
Brewed by Põhjala
Style: Imperial Porter
Tallinn, Estonia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Translation: Black Gold.
A rich porter with smooth honey notes. Brewed with lactose for that extra silky texture. Enjoy on its own or as a dessert at the end of a decadent meal. Contains barley malt and lactose.
Malts: Pale malt, Munich malt, Cara pale, Crystal 50, Crystal 150, Crystal 200, Carafa type 2 special, Chocolate malt, Lactose
Hops: Magnum, Goldings

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4.2
mcberko (19173) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2017
330mL bottle, pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma is full of rich espresso, followed by chocolate, and the perfect amount of sweetness from the lactose. Flavour is rich and decadent, with a wonderful mix of chocolate, espresso and lactose. Really, this is super rich and dessert-like without being close to cloying. Wonderful stuff.

3.5
beerplace (2146) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2017
A pour from the bottle on Black Christmas V. Lots of coffee, some berries and roasted malt. Fairly good.

3.8
hopscotch (11305) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Bottle… Pours opaque and pitch-black with a mid-sized, frothy, beige head. The aroma features brownie brittle, vanilla, chewing (pouch) tobacco and a slight ration of sassafras. Full-bodied, velvety and thick with soft carbonation. The flavor features blackstrap molasses, charcoal and bittersweet dark chocolate. Hearty, smooth, roasty finish with a light kiss of alcohol warmth.

4
basjansen14 (461) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2017
Black coloured beer with a small tan coloured head.

Aroma: roasted malts, some sweetness and some coffee.

Taste: sweet, roasted malts, some nuts, chocolate and some alcohol.

4
Panzerfaust (876) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - DEC 1, 2017
330ml bottle from El Irlandés. Pours a deep dark brown color (near black) with a big tan head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is strong in coffee and chocolate, twisting softer dark fruits (figs, dates), honey, toasted bread, some caramel and honey. Taste is strong and firm (a first when it comes to Pohjala beers), unveiling layers of flavor. Mostly sweet, the nice roastiness balances out everything. Silky texture, round body. Low carbonation. A really good Porter, noticeably better than the Must Kuld - Colombia, and the best from Pohjala it seems.

3.5
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2017 Bottle. Near black with one finger head. Roasty malt, and a bit of a tart port flavor, bordering on sour. Dark fruit. This is an odd one. Interesting, but not my preference for the style. Other reviews aren't noting the tart flavors, maybe it's unintended?

4.6
martijnendaan (35) - - NOV 23, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 Geweldige porter. Voor zijn alcohol en prijs ook nog eens redelijk complex en dik met genoeg diepgang! Heerlijk...

4
marcus (10736) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours near black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a hearty smooth dark molasses flavor with a hint of honey and a moderately bitter finish. Very tasty

4.2
jamestulloch (4364) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2017
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Black body with a thin beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of cocoa, wood and caramel. Flavour of liquorice, nutty malt and Black Jack sweets. Medium body with a slick mouthfeel. Light fizz. Very good indeed - great concentration of flavour.

4
zvsn (2317) - ISRAEL - NOV 14, 2017
Draught at First Craft Beer & BBQ, Budapest. Deep brown almost black with a beautiful tan head. Smell of coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, roasted. Medium sweetness, roasted grains, licorice, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, finish is mildly bitter. Medium-bodied,silky smooth. Great tasty stuff.


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