Öö | Põhjala Brewery

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4.11/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Põhjala Brewery
Estonia
pohjalabeer.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by papat444 on 03-18-2015

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Ranking:
#4,835
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
77
pDev:
8.76%
 
 
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3
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10
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Photo of Summerteeth
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Simply great.

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

Photo of argock
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great balance of caramel sweetness, roast, chocolate, espresso, and dark malt flavors with countering bitterness with smooth feel and well-hidden alcohol presence. A stellar imperial Baltic Porter and imminently drinkable.

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Photo of Metalsnota
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qrazvan
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep black colour, reduced foam.
Smells like cake, marzipan, spices.
The taste is characterized by licorice, caramel, coffee, roasted barley and cloves. Dry and bitter aftertaste with some burnt sugar also.
Really good. Excellent quality/price ratio.

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Photo of LoudRed
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tomloops
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Crowler from El Bait Shop, Des Moines, 9 March. From fridge, pours black & silky, minimal head/lacing. It’s 10.5%, but less alcohol taste than you’d expect. Great, high-octane porter.

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Photo of smcolw
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown color where no light passes. Small head and no lace on the glass.

Sweet yet with an interesting burnt wood nose and some semisweet chocolate.

The flavor starts off as chocolate sweet with a very rich body. The flavor has a Port wine body and taste (like rum soaked raisins). Low carbonation. The finish is dark and sweet, like a bit of molasses was added to the brew. The aftertaste has a surprising bitterness which wasn't present previously.

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Photo of Whatup14
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bb-magic
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gbiello
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierman9
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had three 0.33l bottles of this over the course of 2 days (30SEP and 02OCT17) at Beerlovers Bar in Antwerp. Each cost me €7.80.

It poured a dense, jet black color. Had a thin mocha-hued head which ebbed rapidly, leaving mostly a rim job. Had a roasty nose with some dark fruit, figs and choco. Was fairly smooth, and the body was medium.

Flavor had dark choco and some more roasty action. Figs and raisins were present, along with molasses and licorice. Also found a touch of a smoky quality, with a finish that was somewhat earthy. Solid!!

4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1964

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Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours a fairly dark inky black, with a very small head, and no lacing.

This smells like caramel, chocolate covered plums, earthy roasted malt, and espresso.

This tastes great. There's some brownie batter, chocolate-covered dark fruit- plums and raisins, some dark caramel, and a slight bitterness.

This is a tiny bit syrupy, but mostly chewy and delicious, with a good level of carbonation.

I think the cognac BA version of this one is better, but this is still very nice.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of OompaMentor
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shelton Brothers 8/19/17

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Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ASoftMachineMan
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had tried the cognac-aged, cellar edition Öö before getting my hands on the base brew. Poured from 12 oz bottle to snifter.

Look: Pours black with visible viscosity, no head but thin lacing that diminishes even further until the only visible is on the rim and the very center of the glass.

Smell: Surprisingly mild nose of faint molasses and damp earth. Possible some sweet dark fruit on the finish.

Taste: Far more vibrant than the nose would let on with molasses, plum, raisins, black coffee, and fresh topsoil all evident. Finish is relatively crisp with a faint lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.

Feel: Incredibly smooth and creamy with minimal carbonation. Lingering syrup on the tongue after every sip. Dangerously easy drinking for 10.5%, feels more like a 6%.

Overall: Põhjala continues to impress me with their brews. I hope that I can still get my hands on them in my neck of the woods in the foreseeable future.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours motor oil black with lingering carbonation. Nose is heavy on molasses. Some black currant and licorice in there as well. Taste is really nice. A bit sweet and then bitter on the back end. Molasses, licorice, burnt malts. Definitely dark fruit in there - currant, cherries, blackberries. The bitterness on the end is striking, but not off-putting. Mouthfeel is really smooth and creamy. This is a sipper, but incredibly good.

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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Öö from Põhjala Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 77 ratings