Helsinki Portteri
Suomenlinnan Panimo Sveaborgs Bryggeri

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3.54 | pDev: 15.82%
Suomenlinnan Panimo Sveaborgs Bryggeri
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes taken at a bar in Helsinki in Summer 2014:

HEAD: Silky soft looking gorgeous khaki colour head. ~6+ minute retention. Boasts good creaminess and thickness to its impressive consistency. Light lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. In short, it's spot-on for a porter.

BODY: Opaque solid jet black. No yeast/lees are visible within. Looks nice for a porter, but it isn't unique or special within the style.

AROMA: Lactose sugar, dark malt sweetness, creaminess, chocolate malts.

An inviting aroma of average strength. There's room for more complexity.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, creamy, soft, well-carbonated, of apt thickness, and medium-bodied. Complements the taste quite well.

TASTE: Chocolate specialty malt, dark malt sweetness, creaminess, and a kiss of lactose sugar. No individual flavour dominates; it's a cohesively constructed brew with an even balance of each constituent note.

Average flavour duration and intensity. Above average depth of flaovur.

Not a gestalt harmonious whole of a beer, but it does come together nicely in spite of its lack of real intricacy or nuance.

I find no overt hoppy, yeasty, or off-notes. It's not a boozy beer.

Has some limited subtlety to its execution (e.g. the lactose sugar). I like it.

OVERALL: Damn drinkable. It's a very well balanced porter and I find it quite enjoyable. It's a likable beer in the style, nailing the fundamentals thereof, but it doesn't try for anything unique or special beyond hitting the style's conventions. A great go-to porter for Finns, and well worth trying for anyone who comes across it.

High B- (3.50) / WORTHY

May 21, 2017
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bark from Sweden

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black liquid, low brown head. No lacing.

Light smell. Liquorice, coffee, roasted malts.

The taste is thick and black. Roasted malts, creamy coffee and salt liquorice. Full body. The aftertaste is salty with dark chocolate and even more liquorice. Ling roasted dry finish.

The carbonation is strong; the mid-sized bubbles long-lived. The liquid is a bit harsh.

A pleasant Baltic porter, much more drinkable than the 7-9 % versions.

Feb 15, 2015
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scottum from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ahh. drinking a Baltic Porter brewed on an island in the Baltic Sea.

Served almost black with a very slight light red hue and a nice light tan head. Very smooth and easy to drink. A touch of roasty, but not too strong. Very well balanced. A great porter worth checking out on your trip to Suomenlinna.

Dec 11, 2004
Helsinki Portteri from Suomenlinnan Panimo Sveaborgs Bryggeri
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 8 ratings