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Must Kuld | Põhjala Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Põhjala Brewery
Estonia
pohjalabeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,241
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
72
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That 's big for a porter, so I suspected this is actually an imperial one, thus I poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice beautiful thick dark brown close to black color topped with an eggshell white to almost tan foamy head. Just some concave little lace sliding with the sips.
The aroma had a wonderful blend of sweet honey tones over roasty coffee beans and dark toast. Some dark fruits and sweet earthiness, then some light tones of coca cola with a sweetness of black licorice.
The flavor leads with a sticky sweet dark fruity contour then mixing in the toasty coffee beans, sweet earth, sweet side of the black licorice and some dried dark toast. Nice smooth aftertaste of dark toast, black licorice sweetness and honey.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Though there's nothing distracting about this beer, I believe it's the dryness causing me to sip this. Good carbonation and ABV. Nice sweet smooth earthy to black licorice and slightly coca cola finish.
Overall, very nice as an American imperial porter, definitely one I would have again!

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Photo of HopBelT
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received from @zid. Thanks Chris!
“Best before 26 12 19” on label. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Reviewed 1/20/19.
Appearance – 3.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to the light, still opaque but with slight penetration at the rim.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.2 cm, aggressive center pour), low density and rocky, brown, average retention, diminishing to a three mm ring and a thin, rocky, partial layer.
Lacing – None.
First pour – Dark brown, clear.
Aroma – 4 - Chocolate and roasted malt – average strength, lasts.
Flavor – 3.5 - Begins with bitter chocolate - not much else can be detected through the fizziness. It ends with bitter chocolate with a long hang-time. No alcohol (7.8% ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 - Thin, watery, fizzy.
Impression and interpretation - 3.5 – A thin, fizzy, bitter chocolate drink. One and done.

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Photo of ssarah
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased while in Switzerland and enjoyed 2 months after purchase. Pours a deep dark brown with a nice crema head. Very appealing appearance. It smells strongly of coffee. The taste is somewhat bitter yet sweet. An overall enjoyable beer.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up at Julio's and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a good mocha head that fades to leave light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of chocolate malted milk balls. As it warms it gets really acrid and burnt. Slightly metallic too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice sweeter vegetative note, decent dark chocolate and roasted malts. Though like the nose it's very acrid.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy little chalky but the alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a solid enough porter. Even with its flaws to get this quality from Estonia is quite surprising.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud
NIce mocha colored creamy thick head 1/2 finger and retains well, decent lacing, basically black color, opaque

Nose some mocha and dark chocolate, malted milk ball toasted malt, then turns acrid and metallic, burnt everything, char, mild fluffy nougat marshmallow thing, chocolate ganache

Taste more dark chocolate, chocolate milk, then into mild acrid burnt roast again, as well as char and a little metallic, mild bitterness and fair sweetness, a touch of fluffy nougat and chocolate ganache again, mild smoothness outside the metallic burnt roast, dry finish

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, smooth creamy too

Overall not bad, not a great beer, but gotta give some leeway for Estonia, I doubt they can get the same malts as we can here that are smoother roasted malts, so other than the acrid and metallic roast it's not bad

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Photo of shelby415
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tottel
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heeenrik
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bold, dark brown and beautiful, a strong Baltic presence simply oozes from the porter of Pohjala. Strong in its effects but holding onto a drinkable status, this beer is one for the lovers of all-things-dark.

Pouring a dark, bark brown, Must Kuld releases a rich lather of mocha whipped foam and then further entice the senses with a medley of coffee, cream, chocolate, nuttiness and dark fruit. Malty sweet and robustly toasted, the beer's early palate is a bounty of molasses, brown sugar, toffee, dark chocolate and nougat.

Rich, creamy and firm in its malt structure, the billowing toasted grains bring a masculine taste of bittersweet chocolate, french pressed coffee, black walnut and slightly scorched toast. Burnt cream and caramel align in balance before the strong estery, boozy character closes with hints of sherry, red wine, plum, blackberry and cherry for complexity and charm.

A lightly bittered finish adds one final minutia of broad and woodsy hops for continued balance while the robust and full bodied porter flirts with stout-like status. Creamy, lush and spicy with kahlua, the porter trails into a long and malty aftertaste with roasted walnuts winning out in the end.

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Photo of baklo
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of flyingpig
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer, Glasgow (£3.50):
Pretty nice stuff here, the beer is definitely a dark & roasted one with a lot of coffee bitterness & chocolate malts coming through from the start with a few dark fruits sitting in the background too. It's quite sweet thanks to this too with some prunes & dates showing with some caramel in there too. It's a fairly boozy beer despite only a little alcohol showing around the middle but it's a warming end to the beer with a lingering earthy bitterness to see things out.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a half inch of tan-colored,foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Not much lacing.

S: A decent, but not great, aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and honey.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of roasted malt (noticeable throughout), a tinge of honey, a decent amount of dark chocolate, a little coffee, a light berry quality, and a creamy quality. Not a bad flavor overall, but it certainly needed a push in certain areas (e.g., the coffee). Still, it's fairly tasty.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer is a little uneven, but it has some good qualities. Worth a look.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch lack, tan head. Smells of chocolate covered coconut and almonds. Mounds Bar, Almond Joy double feature here. Light amount of roast without any bitterness. Smooth milk chocolate. Wow. Estonia, huh? Just a beautiful and drinkable chocolatey porter.

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Photo of samEBC
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whatup14
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Must Kuld from Põhjala Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 72 ratings