JorisPPattyn (10024) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2016
Small, dense rusty-beige head over redbrown highlighted black beer. Meaty nose, meatstock, liquorice, chocolate, dark bread, molasses, iron, roast. Short sourish impression at first, smoked, mildly phenolic, with a light but present sweet underbuild. Good balance between roast/smoke/sweet. Quite spritzy, titillating MF; not very big bodied, but slick. Surprising, but quite pleasing beer from these faraway islands. bergstaden (3026) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroma - Roasted malt body with some note of coffee and chocolate - The dark malt goes into the finish - This was good kustie (1214) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black color with intense tanned head. Aroma has licorice, roasted malt, ripe fruits. Taste is malty with bitter long finish. Flavors of roasted malt, licorice, coffee and dark chocolate. GlasgowTAD (1844) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Pours opaque black with a large brown head which largely remains. Aroma is roast malts, coffee and slight peat. Taste is roasty, slight cocoa bitter, slight coffee, a hint of berry sweetness, moderate caramel sweetness. Full bodied with a rich mouthfeel. 77ships (9887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2015
Sampled bottled @ Fête de la Bière Finlandaise. Black, small mocha bubbles. Nose is soy sauce, licorice, umami, herbal, bark. Taste is herbal, umami, touch watery, fish sauce, herbs, light cooked vegetables, bark, oily, touch burned vegetables, strong burned black bread, herbal, licorice,… Body is touch watery, herbal. Not entirely to my taste.
ramboraffe (2257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2015
330 ml bottle. Black with fluffy tanned head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dark bread. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. mikeyo1 (837) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours dark brown almost black with a nice medium sized head that is layered in tan to beige. Aroma is sweet with coffee, chocolate, herbs, a bit of licorice, toffee and ash. Taste is dry and medium bodied with chocolate, coffee, red fruits and tobacco. Finish has licorice, leather, coffee bitterness, dark chocolate and hints of vanilla. darkandersson (40) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
330 ml. Bottle on the ferry to the Åland islands. A dark, oillike colour with fine, beige head. Roasted, nutty smell. Some coffee, almonds, firewood and chocolate in The taste. Dry, somewhat bitter finish. Axile (138) - SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
Flaska från systembolaget. Svart med beigebrunt skum. Maltig doft med lakrits torkad frukt och choklad. Samma toner i smaken plus en viss rökighet. klas (414) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle bought on ferry to Åland. Malty, chocolate , coffee . Less sweet than other baltic porters, which is good. Maybe a little too much smokiness.