Öö | Põhjala Brewery

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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,717
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
82
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
Wants:
2
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11
Trade:
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Snowcrash000
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black coloration with a medium, creamy, beige head. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate, with a hint of licorice. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by roasted, caramel malt and chocolate, with hints of licorice and leather. Finishes with a medium/strong bitterness and some more licorice coming through in the aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel with a rich body and low/medium carbonation. A very rich porter with strong notes of roasted malts and chocolate, with quite a dry and bitter character revealing itself in the finish/aftertaste after a certain initial sweetness.

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Photo of Sammy
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

bitter thick baltic porter. good roastiness. unique tastes as well. very long bitter finish. special.

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

Dated 14 03 21, whatever that means

A: Pours black with very little fanfare. Small head, no lacing and nearly no retention at all. Pretty typical for barrel-aged fare like this.

S: Well, definite cognac barrels. Plenty of dark fruits in there but a nice porter hiding underneath. Little hints of char and smoke.

T: Really nice sweet and smooth cognac up front. Lots of great dark fruits with just enough balance. Barrel fades away, leaving some nice porter flavors. Base beer has plenty of dark fruits which meld nicely. Back end is fairly bitter, a bit charry and smoky but not bad. It does provide a decent bit of balance as a result.

M: Medium bodied, smooth. Just a touch of barrel harshness on the back end.

O: Base beer honestly leaves a bit to be desired, I'm not a huge fan of these charry porters but the cognac is really delicious. Overall balances out pretty decently.

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Photo of fosters9
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Summerteeth
4.61/5  rDev +12.7%
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 +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of argock
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qrazvan
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tomloops
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -2.9%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bb-magic
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gbiello
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Bierman9
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
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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Öö from Põhjala Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 82 ratings