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Sinebrychoff Porter - Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

585 Reviews
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Reviews: 585
Hads: 809
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 78
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Finland

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 02-12-2002

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Photo of rosszimm36
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite beer to date and this coming from an experienced Porter lover. Pours a thick viscous opaque black with a dark brown head that simply looks delicious with a spicy coffee aroma. Smooth creamy mouth-feel backed by a lightly sweet blend of chocolate, toffee, and coffee flavors with notes of spice and a deep oak background. Mild bite typical of porters in the finish. If you spot this on the shelf at your local beer store, snatch it up. (455 characters)

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a Porter Zenith. By shear luck, I plucked a dusty bottle of this from a shelf at the packy, not knowing anything about it or its brewer. Poured a nice dark black color, with a rich caramel head. The taste was esquiset, burnt coffee, caramel, good malts, etc. I did not even realize it had a 7.2% ABV until I started staring at the bottle in amazement at the great taste. Easily the best porter ever. (408 characters)

Photo of Sigmund
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pitch black porter, even held against the light. Tan head. Complex aroma of coffee, cocoa, dried fruits, ensilage(!) and oak. The full and rich flavour has coffee, bitter chocolate and loads of roasted maltiness. Not too sweet, just the right bitterness in the aftertaste. This must be a world class porter! (307 characters)

Photo of lehkost
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an A+ beer for me. For this to happen, three things have to be true:

1. It is a unique beer...in a good way.
2. It is unique without betraying the style of beer it claims to be.
3. I love it, not merely from appreciation, but from enjoyment.

What we have here is a remarkably robust porter, truer to the English style (more of a dry ale than a sweet lager) than Baltic Porters of, say, Poland.

Pours thick and black, produces a head that's more brown than tan. Smells of chocolate and molasses. Thick (not overly) mouthfeel. Taste is smooth, almost watery (but not) and shows hints found on the nose with the addition of an almost smoky undertone and a dry but not persistent finish.

This beer's greatness is hard to describe. Many subtle notes that are hard to qualify. It manages to be both refreshing and nourishing. If you see a bottle on the shelf, grab it, and you'll know what I mean (I hope). (912 characters)

Photo of budgood1
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours out a completely opaque black colour, with a thin fine tan head with a little lacing. wow is this brew awesome! dark, ripened fruit aroma with plenty of chocolate, java and smoken tones. big chocolate profile in the taste...some burnt fruitiness, coffee and woody undertones too. the complexity is intriguing, very layered and it's extremely creamy and smooth. finish is full of roasted bitterness. i would rate this in my personal top ten of all time. this is a real treat. exceptional! (493 characters)

Photo of AudioGilz
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

33cl brown bottle, Let's see what the Finnish can do with a porter....It's opaque with just a touch of ruby highlights around the bottom edge of the mug. A thick tan head retains well.

There's some seriously awesome qualities to the aroma of this beer! It hits you before you even pour it. Alcohol, cocoa, and rich coffee are very strong. It's such a delight to breath this beer in. Especially for someone with a bad nose like me. Even I can tell it's a strong aroma.

It has a very creamy mouthfeel, not that thick, closer to a medium body with low carbonation, very rich and robust. Roasted coffee, chocolate, and warming alcohol make for one of the best porters I have ever had. It most definitely should be consumed closer to room temperature. As it warms, the roasty and alcohol characters jump out and are tantalizing! The chocolate flavor is more of a bakers chocolate with some bitterness. And it comes through more in the finish.

This stuff is amazing. A truly delightful treat of a porter. (1,008 characters)

Photo of irishevans
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

HOLY SHIT!!!, what a porter. I can't beleive it. I bought this on a whim, and i got super lucky. it pours deep dark brown with a tan head. it smells wonderful, even I can smell the roasted malts in this. it tastes like a standard porter should and then some with a nice full taste and a lingering smooth finish. the mouth-feel is smooth crisp, just plain perfect. and i could most likely polish off a case before i knew where the beer went. if you like porter or really any dark beer, try this, you will be very happy with it (525 characters)

Photo of BobbyBeerman
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours deep dark brown to the point where it appears black except just at the very edges. A vigorous pour produces a finger of thick tan head that dissipates down to a wisp and a ring that persists leaving good lacing.

S: You absolutely have to let this one warm up to the right temperature otherwise you are going to miss a lot. When cold all I was getting was the fruits with a little something else in the background. At the right temp, the aroma blossoms up with chocolate, slight coffee, smoke in the background and the dark fruit tones and a little piney hops.

T: Taste doesn't fall too far from the nose. The dark fruit is more in the background here than in the nose.

M: Even though this looks a little heavy when it pours it isn't. It's a medium bodied, lower end carbonation, dry yet it has a slight oily feel. There is a pleasant warming effect yet it isn't that strong of a beer.

D: Very complex and layered. Easy on the palette and good going down. Rich in flavor and enjoyable. This is a damn good porter and worth every sip. I feel as if this is a must try. (1,078 characters)

Photo of Sixpack595
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is easily one of the best beers I've ever had. Inky black with a full tan head that lasted quite well and gave great lacing. Sweet chocolate aroma, a touch of coffee, a bit of smoke, and a little alcohol sneaking in too. Taste is amazingly smooth and complex. Chocolate malt, bitter coffee, sweetness of dark fruits, and a well balanced bitterness. Alcohol is slightly evident, but never obvious. Wow. (406 characters)

Photo of DackAchan
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours coffee black with a one finger dark mahogony head that turns lacey and sticks to the glass.

S- Lots of different flavors. Most noticable is a nice toffee smell with some black licorice and hints of chocolate. Almost has a wood finish to it.

T- Rich taste to it, very strong toffee taste to it. Dominates the taste a little more than the smell. It finishes very nicely though, a definate wood finish that moves into a black licorice aftertaste.

M- Mouthfeel is excellent, lightly bodied for a porter but still has a nice medium body to it. Very smooth with a little bite on the back end. I usually like a little more bite to my beers but this suits it well. It offers enough bite on it's own to be noticable but not enough to distract from the feast of flavors.

D- Very drinkable beer, taste is excellent, smell is a wonderful experience and the mouthfeel makes this an all around excellent beer. This is a beer that I most definately plan on consuming again. (971 characters)

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.9/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sinebrychoff, or Koff as it is called in Finland makes a variety of beer styles, but in this researcher's opinion, only their Porter really stands out as a true "craft" brew. This "vintage" Baltic Porter ages very well, when cellaring at around 55°F. The flavors and aromas change ever-so-gradually. You can expect this brew to last 6 to 8 years. In the past, silly governing bodies of the Finnish state, regulated the brewing industry. They generally frowned upon interesting or varietal styles. Fortunately, brewers and beer lovers across the country have developed an awareness and developed lobbying groups to help promote a wide variety of Finnish brews. This Baltic style Porter, although it had long ago passed muster with state regulators, is a prime example of a beer crafted with care, attention to detail and love. The color is like strong, dark coffee. Lovely aromas of chocolate malt, smoke, coffee and dark rum vie for attention. The full and rich body envelopes flavors of coffee, rye, dark chocolate and a bit of licorice. An abundance of sharp-edged fresh hops, citrus bitterness and hint of spices provide a lively bite. It's slightly smoky with an essence of pine in the background. This powerfully flavored brew has a bit of an alcohol kick, yet it remains very drinkable. I highly recommend this wonderful example of the Baltic Porter style!
Kiipis! (Cheers!) (1,382 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: A 33cl stubby brown glass bottle that looks like the BA database. The crown cap is black with the words ‘Portteri IVB Porter’ in gold lettering.

The top left hand corner of the obverse label has the date 27.06.2003, a Best Before Date that seems to have been surpassed a while ago!!!

Appearance: Extremely dark body with a thick dark brown cocoa head that forms slowly at first, but soon builds into a rich creamy body which is formed from small ever decreasing bubbles. Large ‘popping’ encrusted bubbles crater the surface and help to form a lunar landscape surface after time. Thick ringed lacing forms where the height of the expansive head once reached during the pour. Supreme looks, this is one seriously classy lady!

Nose: Thick dark raisins, figs, prunes, darker chocolates, aged molasses, crucified malts, charcoal encrusted carboniferous aromas. Deeply inhaled it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, and maybe even other appendages!

Taste: A thick, regal, rich luscious extension of the deeply orgasmic nose. Sink into the ultra-luxurious juicy dark labia of this moist lipped Baltic Princess. You’re invited to tongue her wet soaking clitoral fig encrusted malts whilst all the time playing with her soft tender molassic breasts and teasing her bullet nipples into the shapes of extruded raisins that they so taste of. Later you will get to lick the soft chewy caramel off her mid-rib whilst working your way back down to a dark sherry laden toffee nether-land. All the time you get to share in her Baltic Porter soaked saliva and swap all of the best viscous body fluids - she tastes oh so good, and will ensure that you finish the night with a resounding, self-satisfying and loud exploding finish. Damn – I’m in Heaven, or is it Hell? Who cares, this is SOO good!

Mouthfeel: Monster feel, huge thick bold body wraps you in a deeply satisfying warm and loving embrace. Drinks “massive” and feels twice the strength that it labels itself with. Is it 17% or 7%? It feels like the former.

Drinkability: I’m off to bed now, extremely satisfied. An Epoch of Baltic Porters this one is absolutely incredible. Serious stuff and worth a journey to Finland if you have to go there to try it. It’s that good.

Overall: FUCKING WOW. Nearly 1 year past its BB Date, but obviously well looked after during that time, this one kicks you hard in the furry love plums. Cost $2.69 and it was worth every single cent!! I’m speechless.

Sheer Baltic Porter Porn, you should feel ashamed and guilty if you spend the night alone with this one, but fulfilled, and you will cuddle it afterwards. Brilliance - a true Classic! (2,685 characters)

Photo of Minkybut
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Upon pouring this porter into the 16 ounce tumbler I immedialy noticed the nice head which had good retention. I thought this was an excellent porter. The taste was rich and thick with a mingling of coffee and a roasted taste that made me want to keep the beer in my mouth without swallowing. The porter was also well liked by others in the room, some who are only "okay" with porters. The reason stated was that it was smooth with no bitterness. (446 characters)

Photo of Offa
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding Balitc poter, rich in flavours and texture, yet highly drinkable.

Essentially black, it has a very large, rich, frothy light brown head that is very long lasting, shrinking only slowly to a permanent, thin, foamy top with rich, frothy lace.

The aroma is mild wine, chocolate, prunes, toast. It is perhaps the weakest element since, although consisting of very nice elements, it is a bit muted.

The taste is rich, complex, yet smooth and clean, with great balance of flavours, sweetness and bitterness. It has complex tastes of leaves, chocolate, dark toasted brown bread, prunes, a hint of port, some raisin, black pepper (esp. in the finish), with an increasing taste of black coffee condensed with brown sugar that is stronger by the end. It is rather dry throughout for the most part. In the middle, it has a definite but light sweetness and light but slightly stronger bitterness right at the finish, but for most of the time, up front and in the final finish and aftertaste, it is mostly dry, clean, and leafy. The flavours are fairly strong, but nicely restrained and harmonious. (1,111 characters)

Photo of pjwilson
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this one caught my eye at corti bros. 3.09 is a bit high for a bottle, but I had to give this one a shot remembering that it was rated high here on BA. Not that a gareentee I'll like it, but this is also my first Finnish beer I believe. I will be visisting friends in finland in a year or two so I might as well see if this is any good.

appearance: one dark porter, not red at all even when held to the light. the head is solid and slighty tan. Looks more like an Stone Russian Imperial Stout than a porter but I'm not complaining. the lacing is also huge

smell: classic porter roasty chocolate smell. it smells more "american" to me than other baltic's i've had from the region. smells nice and inviting and roasty and good. yeah

taste: holy moses. easily the best damn baltic porter i've had, and I've had a few. (not peruko's though or okiium). A perfect combo of that slick baltic porter lagery taste with a robust coffee taste. The coffee taste is huge in this one.Some earthy hops are there in this one. I don't throw this word around this often, but I have to say it here: flawless.

mouthfeel: sort of sits on the tounge just nice. I tend to want to hold it in my mouth for a second or two. another vicotory here.

drinkability: so damn quaffable it's silly. Extreme restrait is used on the one 11.2 bottle. Of course it seems like more of treat with just one bottle, but the beer is really that good.

To those who think Baltic Porters are the same as a dopplebock I present to you this beer. The coffee flavor is this one is just great. I don't know if there could be a better beer for this style. or any porter for that matter. I love this beer...Finland here I come. (1,694 characters)

Photo of mydeadguy
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an inky 'but I know there's brown inside that' black. I got an inch of 'end of the chocolate milk' slightly coppery brown head. The head sticks, leaving slight trails down the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet, very malty and caramel/ chocolate scents. Maybe raisins, but overall, malt and deep earth aroma.
Tastes like heaven, smooth, creamy, full, with coffee and choclate roasted overtones, smoky. Sticks slightly to the palate, but not cloying or ruinous to the tongue, or overwhelming. Swirling in the glass reveals more head, and acidic (astringent) notes, a bit metallic or mineral taste. Mouthfeel is rich and smooth very full, a real dessert beer. Drinkability is, to my palate, through the roof. Certainly not 'drink a sixer of this' drinkability, but I could easily have another, which cannot be said for all strong porters/ stouts.

Overall, I cannot speak highly enough about this beer, complex, well balanced, beautiful to look at, warming in the belly, satisfying (this is really one for the ages). I have enjoyed this beer many times, and it still continues to amaze me. The only beer from Finland I know of, and a masterpiece.. (1,156 characters)

Photo of schusterbauer
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

damn! i had no idea what to expect going into this one!

black. huge shiny brown rootbeer float head. sit and smell this for a while -- it's rewarding. chocolate rum raisin cake; malted milkshake; sweet boozey liqueur.
taste is full and smooth: malted milkballs, raisins, charcoal, unsweetened cola, chocolate milk, earthy soil and coffee grinds. and some more malted milk balls. extremely bitter. thick and smooth in the mouth, but i wouldn't say creamy. burnt coffee bitterness builds in the back of the mouth.

sipped over a long period of time, my night became light-headed and comfortable. the high abv didn't become evident until the glass was 3/4 gone.

if price were no factor, this would be a staple beer. at approximately $3 per bottle though, this will have to be an occasional treat. perhaps for the best. this is to be savored. (847 characters)

Photo of twelvsies
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was lucky enough to find a vintage 1997 bottle of this stuff at Spirit Haus in Amherst, MA, great store by the way. Dark velvet black appearance, with a slight brown head. Beauty in a glass. Smells strongly of port wine, bitter chocolate, dried fruit and coffee grounds, with faint wisps of alcohol. Taste is out of this world gorgeous. Port wine sweetness up front with lots of fruity complexity. Figs, dried fruit, and raisins all come to mind. Chocolate and coffee flavors also swirl themselves around in this brew. Roasted malt is big in this beer, yet floral hops and all of the wonderful complex flavors of this beer balance everything out very well. It feels like I'm drinking black silk. Not thick at all like some porters. A very thin consistency makes for incredible smoothness, and makes it surprising that this beer is as flavorful as it is. A real treat to drink. I don't think I've ever raved as much about a beer, but this brew is so fantastic that it warrants such raving. This is one every beer enthusiast should seek out because it is such a unique gem. Wowie zowie. (1,086 characters)

Photo of UnionMade
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer pours an inky black from the stubby bottle, almost opaque in it's depth. A creamy tan head forms, rather thick, holding fast all the way through. Loads of lace, obscuring the empty glass.
The aroma is very soft and delicate. Roasty, aged malt, burnt chocolate, somewhat sherry-like Ripe fruitiness, reminiscent of black cherry, fig and plum. Very clean and well lagered, with a soft overtone to the whole business. Not much in the way of hops, just an undercurrent of herbal stillness. Some fusel alcohol, with a faint bit of woodiness.
The flavor starts with robust burnt malt up front. Some coffee and toffee. A vague lactic flavor, with hints of cherry and fig, moving into a characteristic baltic porter finish. An explosion of bittersweet mocha, hugely malty, with a trace of herbal hops and fragrant solvent alcohol. A lingering burnt malt bittersweetness in the aftertaste. Full bodied, almost milky in it's consistency, supported by silken carbonation.
My bottle was sampled in 12/17/03, and the expiration on the back was marked 06/27/03. Perfectly palatable, with perhaps the hops dropping out a tad, and the beer acquiring a more pronounced port vinousness. This is truly one of the best baltic porters out there. One of my favorite styles, the lagered versions unlike anything else out there. (1,316 characters)

Photo of GreenWBush
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A Gem I would have never found without beeradvocate.com.

"The bottle is dusty but the liquor is clean" - the grateful dead

This vessel is seriously worse for wear. Dust covered, laying right next to a painfully 'cool white' flourescent. Rolled-bottle 'recycled'; i'm drinking something many lucky e. euro residents have handed up for 'cheers'. Scratched and tainted label had a foil label I had to gnaw away.

Strange generic info bar-code stamped over vital stats.

Despite the adversity, the beer perservered. The pour was a gorgeous cascade. Nothing in this moderately lighted room's penetratin' or perpetratin'. Milk chocolately head and appropriately frothy lace.

A chocoholic delight.

Nose, largely alcholic at first. Upon inspection, plum, vinous raisiny notes. No cidery or wet paper hints at all, which I expected for what I assumed to be a damaged beer.

The taste of this beer is seriously a 'dark beer' fan's wet dream, but also something the uniformed can hop right into. I wondered after I finished if the lads at GLBC worshipped this beer and made Ed. Fitzerald as a 'hommage'. A gooey blend of porter, stout, coffee, and heavenly creamy alcholic keeps the mouthfeel locked into over-consumption.

This'll have me back. (1,255 characters)

Photo of Jdiddy
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Malt, Malt, Malt. I love this stuff! It is rather hard to find. I just found a store selling singles of it. Very smooth with a very strong chocolate/coffee taste. Beautiful deep dark color. Amazing! The perfect porter in my book. (234 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.

From the bottle: "Brewers Since 1819".

Okay, here is where I may get my ass kicked. I have been holding off on this bad boy since I have met my match with him before, albeit not in many years.

I could see some lees at the bottom of the bottle so I was gentle in my pour. OMFG, it pours like heavy-weight motor oil! No head and just wisps as a result. Color was deep-brown (SRM = 44), allowing zero light penetration. I put my snout into the glass and inhaled and was met by an unparalleled booziness. I was transported back to the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, while Stosh was still alive and in ownership. We would drink Baltic Porters and smoke dark cigars, like Parodis and maduros and shoot the shit, a publican and a barfly. Back to the present. I took another sniff and got Dark Chocolate pudding. I was reminded of Vanilla Snak Paks the other day and this was reminiscent of Dark Chocolate Snak Paks. I got a little in my mouth and it was exactly like pudding! It was thick, viscous, kind of sweet, and definitely full of fusel alcohol heat! I may need to lay down after this one. Carbonation was so low as to be almost non-existent. Warming, I began to note charcoal smoke, anise, dark chocolate, tar and still, the unrelenting heat. Phew! This was no playing around. I am sure that it is much more appropriate during the Winter months, especially up in Finland, but I just did not feel like waiting that long. Haluan vierailee Suomessa ja mene jääkiekko peli! This Finnish beer was fin(n)ishing me and it was only the middle of the afternoon! The Finnish fin(n)ish was dry. Duh! I felt like I had been caught in the solar plexus. My breath was taken. This was a big, brawling monster which was determined to send me back to my corner to throw in the towel. I am too stupid to lie down, though, which is how I won many of my fights in the Navy. I would be half dead, but by outlasting my opponent, I would win on points. You don't think that I became this good looking naturally, do you? I reloaded and raised a toast in a northeasterly direction, towards this beast's country of origin. I was rendered nearly insensate and I suddenly remembered Nietzsche's warning that "when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you." I was engaged in advanced navel gazing at this point. Tentacles began to come forth from my navel and I shook hands before wrestling with them, finally resorting to knives to cut them from whence they came. Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? Yaaah! I called my mouthpiece for his learned advice at this point and he advised me to drink more of the same. I love having Jimmy Keaveney on retainer. Suddenly, my glass was empty, no longer marked "Drink me!" and I was back in my bed with Auntie Em looking down at me, asking why I was wearing a gingham dress and ruby slippers while now sporting a long beard. Say, how long was I with this one?!? Where did I go? This is not my beautiful wife! Well, how did I get here?!? (3,137 characters)

Photo of ORM1
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Tod,
Why you call Sinebrychoff robust? This is a typical Baltic porter. And the main difference is its' ABV. In fact Baltic porters are strong at ~ 7,0%.
So Sinebrychoff is the best Baltic porter. (Well, I think so) It's sweet, it's bitter, it's chocolate taste with, it's got much alcohol. And everything is in harmony. That's what we always search in a beer. The beer well goes with Karjalan paisti (Karelian stew).
And... and it's black. Real black porter. And my point of veiw is very simple: if a brewery can make a black porter, that's a good brewery indeed :-) (570 characters)

Photo of Stimack
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Saw this brew the other day and decided that I would give it a try, not sure what I was getting as I have never heard of the brewery before. The brew poured to a dark black color with a medium sized dark tan head that has nice retention and left a fair amount of lacing down the side of the glass. The aroma is very nice, lots of roasted with a slight burn malt note. Also chocolate, slight black liquorish, dark fruit - raisin and plum? The taste is quite nice, coffee and chocolate immediately come to mind. Slight sweet note bit more of a bitterness that lingers in the mouth. Some alcohol flavors come through but are very welcoming. Brew has a slight astringency to the feel at the end kind of charcoal like. Wow, I really stumbled onto something here, this brew is simply fantastic and so drinkable. This brew has completely caught me off guard and simply has to be one of the finest brews I have ever had. Simply amazing. (928 characters)

Photo of rkhaze
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a jet black with a big thick creamy brown head. Good retention and got rocky and pock marked as it slowly subsided. Excellent chunky lace.
Bittersweet chocolate, espresso and roast malt aromas.
Big rich flavors of creamy dark chocolate and espresso with a dark caramel malt sweetness and hints of nuts, smoke and licorice. Nice tangy hop bitterness. Outstanding!
Good full rich mouthfeel and soft carbonation. This went down too easy. Top notch effort. Gonna have to score some more! (493 characters)

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Sinebrychoff Porter from Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
93 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.