Hikeg (275) - - MAR 26, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost opaque black with minimal light brown head. Aroma is liquorice, whiskey, vanilla, roast, strong coffee. Medium sweet, high bitter, salty. Some burning alcohol, only oily texture, low carbonation. Somewhat astringent aftertaste. Pleasant surprice.
Unde (985) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown colour with beige head on top which dissolved to the sides of the glass. Aroma has vanilla, Bourbon, oak, roasted malts, espresso coffee. Taste is salty with licorice, then vanilla and Bourbon barrel notes rush over and ends with roasted malts. Full oily texture with lowish carbonation.
TBone (16845) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml (Alko)
Opaque color, small beige head. Aroma has bourbon, ash and oak. Medium-bodied. Bourbon-vanilla, roasted maltyness, some milky notes, a bit sticky finish. Somewhat warming but boozy feeling. Otherwise nicely sippable. Ok although straightforward. Pyynikki has brewed some more interesting imperial stouts before.
Kauge (1851) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, BB 03.2019. Pours dark brown, head beige and drops rather fast leaving no lace. Deep bitter chocolate and roasted malts aroma, slightly caramelly, with a layer of salty sweet woody bourbon. Tastes balanced, sweet and bitterish, roasty and woody-bourbony. Carbonation minimal, body thick and velvety. Soft, smooth, amiable, pleasant - no way I’m getting 13% from this! A sneaky one. Lovely brew, during the hour I drank it, I kept upping the score. Usually, it’s the opposite!
TeijoA (65) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black beer with a neat dissipating brown head. Aroma has vanilla, oak, alcohol. Taste is smoky, vanilla, alcohol. Almost no carbonation, body is surprisingly thin for the volume, burning booziness. Good qualities, but not without its faults.
Villyzzz (323) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, cocoa and booze. Taste has smooth sweet cocoa, caramel, dried fruits and vanilla with hints of booze. Pretty nice.
rosenbergh (11289) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. BB 3/2019. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Jet black color with a small dense tan head.
The aroma is amazingly overwhelmingly delicious with sweetness, Bourbon, darkness, toasted malt and some hot chocolate. Really delicious!
The flavor is roasted malt, some alcohol, vanilla, sweetness, Bourbon and mild bitterness.
Smooth, rich and flavorsome. This is something I should always carry with me when I leave Tampere. Well done!
k0mpsa (2702) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from alko tuusula. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, some oak and vanilla. Nice full roasty body, vanilla notes, oak, chocolate. Balanced rich finish.
tlind2 (1662) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, filmy tan head. Appealing aroma of whiskey, vanilla, licorice and juicy malts. The full flavor follows after with oaky notes and a wonderful, long finish. This would be AMAZING with vanilla ice cream! Lovely beer.
laiti (8232) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home. BBE 03/2019
Aroma has sweet bourbon tones and some licorice. Flavour has bourbon, vanilla, some licorice and mild saltyness. Stinging whiskey and woody notes in the dry finish. Quite typical bourbon-IS.