RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
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Pours a jet black that allows no light to seep through, with a thick two finger tan head that leaves behind a thick webbing of lace.
Smell; rich chocolate and coffee notes, with some roasted, almost smokey malts. There’s some dark fruits along with some hints of licorice.
Taste; the coffee and dark fruits really come out on the first few sips, along with a bit of licorice. There’s a strong roasted maltiness, with some touches of wood and a little alcohol. The chocolate character starts to come through as this gets warmer. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and so drinkable I wish I had several more. Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
What I found in Finland and the Baltics, was that when it came to "old" style beers (pre-craft beer revolution), the lagers were quite dreadful, while the "under appreciated" porters (Baltic) were really good, of fine quality and style. This one was roasty with a good hop profiel, nice ashy afternotes and unfiltered as well. A good 7.2 made it a top notch Porter in my opinion. Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Bottle 1996: Pitch black body with thick dark brown head. Strong aromas of prune, raison, slight touches of roasted malts, black licorice and fruit sugars. Smooth coffe flavor with the prunes presenting themselves in the back corners of the mouth. Finishes with strong hops. Little to no carbonation. fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Medium dark brown foam. The darkest foam I have seen so far on a stout. Deep deep dark brown color that you cannot see through. Malty aroma. Malty sweet taste first on the palate that turns bitter in the appropriate place and rolls into that nicely. The finish is bitter and lasting but not overwhelming. Very nice. Armadill0 (359) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Black-dark brown. Thick medium brown foam. Roasted malt aroma, medium strong.
Taste is a bit bitter. Malts, fruity hops, syrup. Surprisingly bittersweet with a malty body. Some carbonation feel. Good long bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden.
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Pours an almost opaque dark brown, with a slight garnet tinge to it. Head is medium in size, dark tan in color, leaves good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, light dough, and mild chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate. Body is medium, medium carbonation, and goes down quite smooth. Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2003
extremely dark in color. The aroma is very complex, vanilla, caramel come through. The palate is a bit light for my taste, however the complexity of the dark malt is really wonderfull. taunusmies (357) - FINLAND - MAR 12, 2008
Pours black with a large brown head. Strong, malty, roasted taste with aromas of coffee, smoke and dark chocolate. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel but definitely not watery. Slightly carbonated. Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2003
almost as dark as coal,good aroma . roasty chocolate malt, quite dry, malt grapes, nicely burned flavour.a touch of licorice,and a dash of coffee,nice porter. Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2001
A very nice chocolatey full-bodied porter, perfect for chilly winter evenings. Good balance of the ingredients. Pleasant lingering palate.