rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
33cl bottle from gnoff. Poured a deep brown with no head. Aroma of smoky malt vinegar and hickory. Sour vinegar taste with a woody smoky finish, alcohol very well hidden in this beer. Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a small tan head. Roasted malt in the aroma with notes of sweet caramel and coffee. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Some bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 First ratingErasmus_ro (3174) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2012
33 cl bottle as "Marsalkka Portteri" from Alko in Vaasa. Sampled on March 9, 2012
Black color, small tan head. Sweet, alcohol, malty scent. Metallic, grainy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness.
33 cl bottle at Bruuveri on June 30, 2012
BB Aug 12, sampled as "Marsalkka Portteri".
Clear dark red to black color, smallish tan head. Sweet, alcohol, coffee, raissin scent. Coffee, roasted, meatllic, grainy, sweet taste. Toffee aftertaste. Medium smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Pours dark brown cola, almost black. Beige, almost non-existent head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, salty liquorice, tones of smoke. Taste is roasted malts, liquorice, some coffee and wooden flavors. A wooden and slightly herbal finish. Palate is a bit oily, not much in the way of carbonation. BeerBaboon (2125) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2012
Musta ja hieman vaalean ruskeaa vaahtoa muodostava olut. Tuoksu on paahtunut, makean maltainen, salmiakkinen ja kitkerän suklainen. Maku on salmiakkinen, kahvinen, paahtunut ja yrttinen. Suutuntumaltaan öljyisen liukas ja melko paksu portteri.
Beerhammaren (1814) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Color is dark brown. Flavor of roasted malts and burned bread. Some sweetnes. Flavor of malts and a hint of pear. Quite nice! Kavu (5125) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts with some coffee and hops. welho (167) - FINLAND - FEB 11, 2012
0.33l bottle as Marsalkka Portteri. Malt has caramel, chocolate and coffee in it. Sweet taste. Its strong but I cannot taste alcohol. Very nice cold winter evening beer! esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Bottled (as Saimaan Marsalkka Portteri). Dark brown, almost black beer with a weak blond head. Licoricy and creamy caramelly malt notes, raisins and plums, dark chocolate and sour coffee roastedness. Slightly sugary caramel malty flavor id balanced with woody dry and herbal bitterness in the finish. Some alcohol comes through. Lingering, slightly burned and coffeyish maltiness mixes with caramel, dark ripes and herbal hops enjoyably. A bit thin for the strength and the texture is somewhat flat. Still a solid, rich brew. mile (4052) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt and faint chocolate, faint salty licorice. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some roasted malt and faint chocolate, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, roasted malt and faint chocolate, some hoppyness. Nice porter - bit too sweet for me, although roastiness and hoppyness dries the finish.