SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Black. Creamy, grayish tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, lactose nose. Very slight hops in the nose as well. Choclate malt character up front, roasted finsh with touches of hops and dried dark fruits. Not much lactic character to the taste. Well carbonated, a little too much, actually. Very good porter. Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 12, 2005
first off i must say the looks of this one caught my eye.pitch black body with dark creamy head.as the head sat it left thick chcolate looking webbing all along the glass.my nose picked up fuits,smoke,roasted malts,and a bit of beef jerkey.the first sip actually lit my eyes up.chocolate,cream,malts,and a tiny bit of milk all mixed up together in a medium body.it left a nice coating on the tounge as well.it doesnt get much better than this folks..... howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Dark brown body, high somewhat lasting tan head. Big roasty-fruity and earthy malt aromas. Easy-going roasty, coffee like flavors, some saltiness in the finish. Farily high carb, but maintans a decent mouthfeel. DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2005
pours dark as night with a tan head.The aromas of chocolate come pouring out.Wasnt too heavy in body and had flavors of coffee and chocolate.This beer was a suprise for me as i havent heard of this brewer before and that also i can now add Finland to my country list. KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Yummy, and so smooth! Nice coffee flavor with some chocolate notes in there as well all packaged in a nice black black beer.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2005 This is an excellen porter! At 7.2% alcohol its surprisingly smooth. So nice and roasted. Really warms your insides. Full malt and chocolate flavors coat your mouth. One of my top favorites from the Finlanders.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Sweet, roasted, smoky aroma. Poured dark as any stout with a HUGE fluffy mocha head. Burnt and bitter flavors with a good bit of wood smoke in the fore taste. Some carmelized brown sugar notes in the after taste.
Very substantial mouthfeel. Towards the end of the beer the head looks like a rootbeer float. Long lasting head. Overall I detect more sweetness and smokiness than roastiness and choclate and while this is still great beer it’s not ever going to be a favorite.
frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2005
First impression of Koff was through a firm and friendly handshake... a sweet & smoky, roasted aroma. Then you step back to take a good look at your new "friend"... he has a staunch, "take no prisoners" persona, darker than some Russian Imperial stouts. Jet-black bodied with mahogany highlights and a dark, mocha-brown head... darker than many a beers’ body color. The taste is when he turns the tables on you... solid, bitter coffee carried by full malts that add just a touch of sweetness to laugh in your face as he rubs it into the concrete. Heavy, strict and unforgiving. If you don’t like him... Koff says, "Piss off. Someone else will." I’m happy to call him a friend.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
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1997 vintage. Poured fairly black with medium brown head. Nice chocolately roasty aroma, and maybe a little smokey. Good choclate malty flavors, with some roastiness and some maybe some earthy type fruit. Somewhat thin for a baltic porter, but super drinkable. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2005
2003. Poured black with a medium brown head and and lots of lacing. Aroma of chocolate followed by some coffee and a tangy smoke, like from smokehouse almonds. Roasted smokey malt flavor. Light to medium body with a light bitter semi dry finish.