Ölmönger: Ölbeat 271: Pühaste Sosin

Brewery: Pühaste
Country: Estonia
Style: India Black Ale
Abv: 6 %

What about the beer?
Colour is black with a large tan head. Aroma has pine, orange and roasted sweet liquorice. Taste starts with roasted bitter pine. Bitter pine and citrus take over with gentle malty roast. Towards the end sweet orange and spicy liquorice get behind the piny bitterness. Aftertaste has lasting piny-grapefruity bitterness and spicy-malty dryness.
Superb piny, fruity and roasty India Black Ale. The rye comes out as strong malty flavour, as the overall feeling is smoothly strong. Really enjoyable brew despite the bottle being almost ”too old” for the style.


Smoothness takes us away from the heavy area where the strong brews usually take us. There is still some nice toughness in the beer.
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