Marduk (9206) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2014
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Massive head turns to small one quite quickly. Roast, rubber, malty, sweet chocolate in aroma. Peat, roast, smoke, watery taste. This is so drinkable. Well done! FatPhil (17745) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
500ml bottle (M-Market, Helsinki)TET (3383) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Lovely tar-tinged chocolatey roast, full and gently sweet - so tempting. Beautifully drying aspects the roasted grain, the earthy hops, this makes your palate crave for more, but it’s not harsh at all, it’s smooth and velvetty and everything you’d want from a porter. Lovely dry hoppy finish. More please! Session this to heck and back. Excellent at the strength - well done guys!
A colablack beer with a huge and light brown head. The nose is strongly roasted, dry smoke, chalk and hint of salt liquirice. The strong flavours even the alc. % is this low. Taste of liquirice, smoke, some chalk, roasted coffee. After the aroma the taste is too short and light. Light bodied, too much of carbonation. Not very convincing, the appearance and aroma promises a lot, but after that too light at every way, unfortunately. Smoked and roasted, light porter. TBone (19184) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 500ml (K-Kamppi, sampled in Buenos Aires)BitchPls (839) - FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Dark brown color, big cloudy brown head, lace. Aroma has toasted malts, tobacco, some peat and vegetables lurking. Light-bodied, active carbonation. Toasted malty, have some sweetish licorice and peat notes. Peat makes this interesting enough. Probably needs to be drinken quite fresh.
Dark brown/black beer with a huge foamy dark beige head. Smoked ham on the nose which I like. Thin to medium body, lots of smoke and smoked ham in the flavor. Some roasted coffee too. Quite strong carbonation. A good rauchbier!
Kavu (5528) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2014
0,5l bottle from Beerhammaren. Pours very dark brown with a high tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoked ham and tar. Flavor is roasted malts, some smoked ham and some hops. Not bad, although would be better with more ABV. Beerhammaren (1848) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 .5l bottle from Supermarket Lutakko. Pours dark brown/reddish with high tan head. Aroma is dark malts, hint of tar, some coffee. Flavor is roasted. Burned malts, tar, codfee and some dark chocolate. Dry and fizzy palate. lusikka (7834) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
500 ml bottle, thanks tiong. Pours a black colour with a white thick head. Aroma of bread, some yeast, fern and tar. Flavour of toasted malts, some bitterness, tar, some sticky syrupy notes and grass. Loads of earthiness. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes malty, tar-like and grassy. Decent, but too earthy for my taste. tiong (8068) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
500ml bottle from K-Supermarket Kamppimile (4124) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Pours pitch black with a large foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, hints of earthy notes, tar, dark chocolate and berries. Taste is smooth, slightly malty and roasty with nutty earthy notes, hints of tar and berries. Finish is sweetish, nutty and earthy with hints of yeastiness and tar. Decent porter, feels quite heavy for the ABV
Bottle. Very dark brown, average mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel with some roasted malt, light coffee and faint tar. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and light roasted malt, faint tar and hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some roasted malt - faint burnt malt, faint tar and light hoppyness. OK roasted but bit thin porter - not too thin though.