oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Draught (as William K Billy)@William K Annankatu, Helsinki (backlog). Deep coppery brown colour on the verge to being black. Aroma is tar, smoked wet wood, mild peat as well as some slight mild metallic/meaty notes to it. Flavour is liquorice, smoked wet wood, some toffee, mild ashes as well as some slight leathery notes. A bit sharp as for the smoked and tarry notes, otherwise nice balance. JorisPPattyn (10113) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2016
My bottle claims 8%. Definitely aged sample Huge beige head, rather dense, over deep black-brown beer. Rich chocolate & smoke nose; Islay malt, phenols, tarr, seasalt. Dry smoked, lighlty phenolic flavour. Some sweet impression as from cake, biscuit, but also cardboard. Again mineral. Quite well-carbonated, very slick to viscous, medium bodied, some alcoholwarmth. Very good. A deeply regretted brewery. 77ships (11481) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2015
Sampled bottled @ Fête de la Bière Finlandaise. Smoked whiskey porter. Black, solid creamy mocha head. Nose is mellow smoke, heavy licorice, herbal, mocha, dark berries jam, sugary, thick,… Taste is lightly watery, licorice, herbal, very heavy on burned bark, burned medicinal notes, char is way too heavy, there is light smoke, this is way more burned than smoked, some herbs, herbal, boozy, dark berries jam. A bit watery body, soft carbonation. The watery nature takes this one further down, something this heavily burned / charred would have barely worked even if it were not a bit watery on top. Too bad. Jyrsa (1006) - - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Clear dark brown. Wood and smoke in the nose. Sweet and slightly burnt. Medium body with slight frizzlyness. BeerBaboon (2144) - FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Pours dark brown with very little light beige head. Aroma is roasted, smoke and bread. Flavour is smoke, roasted, coffee, chocolate and light bitter. Low carbonated.
rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Draught at the William K Kurvi, Helsinki, Finland.
Dark brown colour with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, berries, smoked ham, whiskey notes, mild sweetness and mild bitterness in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, smoky wood, mild bitterness, whiskey sweetness and liquorice. Rather balanced. I'm surprised how tasty this is. A bit fizzy.
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Earlier Rating: 1/19/2014 Total Score: 3.6
Draught at the Villi Wäinö, Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, whiskey, berries, mild bitterness and liquorice in the aroma.
The flavour is liquorice, ash, roasted malt, dry grain, whiskey and berry bitterness.
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Cola black beer with a minimal head. Wood, sweet and salty liquorice, cola, smoke and whisky on the nose. Sweet, liquorice, peat, smoke, rye bread and coffee flavors. Mediun bodied. Easy to drink. Quite a special beer for the adventurous. Balanced and special. Marstonlad (976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Tap at WilliamK, Helsinki. A black color with a head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma has smokiness with some ham; also roasty notes and bread appear. Taste has more similarities with smoked beers from Bamberg than whiskey: the malt character is solid and bready with some ham and coffee. The palate is medium bodied, fairly flatly carbonated. Nice smoky porter. kingstoni (2171) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
Tap. Deep brown color with a medium thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of oak, smoke, vanilla and peat. Smoky taste with medium bitter finish. Medium body.Hermod (8509) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
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Draught @ Wk, kurvi, Hki. Dark mahogany, beige, thick head. Nice smokyness, tar, whisky notes, smoked meat. Flavor has licorice, smoke, caramel sweetness, bread. Finish is long and smoky. Flavor could have been more intense, quite mellow now. Great aroma, decent overall.
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Earlier Rating: 1/30/2014 Total Score: 3.6
Draught @ Villi Wäinö. Near black colored, lacing, brown head. Lots of smoke and tar in aroma, some whiskey notes as well. Flavor has smoke, tar, roasted malt and vanilla sugar like sweetness. Long roasty finish, maybe some licorice in there as well. Tasty, but surprisingly thin.