ArtificialCyst (1355) - Szczecin, POLAND - JUN 8, 2017 oppear (112) - Tallinn, - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a tan head. This is a respectable porter, not much for the nose, only slight citric-melon sweetness. Mainly roasted malts for the tongue, some coffee, oily and an ashy note developes at the back of the throat.
For the most part this feel’s corpulent and yet does not let me forget it’s watery side.
Bottle at a Lithuanian restaurant. Mostly caramelly porter, some bready and roasty notes. Nice head, black body. Pretty round, sweet. Umoyk (54) - , - JAN 3, 2014
Coffee roastiness with a very pleasant Munich-like maltiness. A little bit of caramel. Good strong bitterness. Cuso (8935) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from bobo, many thanks. Very dark brown color with light beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Coffee bitter finish. Good. MisoW (3656) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of bobosk. Pours dark brown color, huge beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, plums, sugar. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, alcohol, hints of bourbon. olio (10550) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
50 cl bottle @ HBF’13. BBE 25.03.2014.Jultsu (1217) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Pours dark ruby red color with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, some bready malts, vegetable notes and hay. Flavor of dry malts, chocolate and cocoa notes, pepper and bread. Dry malty and spicy palate. Not as bad as I expected.
esanssinen, suklaalta tuoksuva, laimean makuinen porter. Aika heikko esitys porteriksi. lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
500 ml bottle @ HeBF. Pours a dark brown colour with a ruby hue. Aroma of sweet malts, alcohol, bread, raisins and sugar. Flavour of bready malts, licorice, pepper, grass, sugary notes and nuts. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes dry and malty. Surprisingly good. laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
50 cl bottle @ HeBF’13, BBE 25.03.2014FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 26, 2013
Aroma has cocoa, some woody notes, malt and hints of alcohol. Flavour has soy sauce, some salty licorice, hay and distant woody notes. Also hints of vanilla ice cream. Feels a bit artifical with essence aromas. Quite typical east European porter.
500ml bottle (Maxima, Vilnius) (6:5:6+:4:13+=3.4++)
Basically black, with a few ruby glints. Huge tight rocky cappucino head that you can literally eat with a spoon - and it’s yummy and very burnt (I ate it with my finger - sue me!). Aroma’s a little sweet, but very roasty and toasty, just a bit burnt. Lovely and full and smooth in the palate, soft carbonation. Super rich roast, gently burnt, no astringency at all. Smooth and sweet, just shy of sticky. Finish is a pleasant, fairly soft roast mainly. Not hugely complex, but eminently drinkable.