sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 (Bottled) Very dark brown, almost black, with a medium, creamy, beige head. Strongly roasty, sourish-malty aroma with licorice and hints of smoke and milk chocolate. Roasty and burned-malty, slightly smoky flavor with dark coffee, and a long, lingering, burned-bitter finish. Plenty of color malts here, yet remains somewhat balanced with other stuff. Medium-bodied, burned, slightly foamy-, but smooth-carbonated palate. The recipe has definitely changed since the first reviews... This one you can almost call a "slow beer"!
(Draught@HBF2006, was 5-3-5-2-10=2.5) Very dark, reddish brown color with almost no head. Sourish, malty aroma with metal hints. Sour-roasted-malty, dryish flavor with some burnedness, licorice hints, and mild bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied, low-carbonated and slicky palate. A very nice and balanced, licoricey-roasty dunkel. rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2005
Draught. Opaque black colour, with tiny beige head.
Malty sweet aroma, with slight hoppiness.
Weak, watery sweetish flavor, with some sour bitterness in aftertaste. A bit too carbonated. Disappointing. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 Draught. Black colour, small head. Aroma is malty and hoppy with some sweetish hints. Flavour is black coffee, malts and fruits. Very dry finish. Quite carbonated. 5 3 6 3 10 TBone (17544) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Re-rated during SOPP in June 2006 (draught) and April 2007 from bottle. Very dark brown colour iwth huge beigeish brown head. Aroma is smoke and lots of roasted malts. Flavour is lots of smoke and roast with some weak hints of caramel. The roast stays for long in the aftertaste. Not sure if it’s a new recipe, or if the "later" ratings just have aged properly, since it was a brand new beer in October 2005 (first ratings, it used to be the beer of the month on Hyvät Olutravintolat -"chain"). Not it’s turned out to a really nice dark beer. 7 4 7 3 14.
Opaque black, mostly vanishing tanned head. Lemony hoppy nose. Crisp carbonation, lemony, sweetish. Mostly sweet aftertaste. Easy to drink dunkel, a bit too sweet and carbonated.