Ölmönger: Ölbeat 310: Rocking Bear Porkka Portteri

Brewery: Rocking Bear Brewers
Country: Finland
Style: Porter
Abv: 4,3 %

What about the beer?
Colour is black with a huge beige head. Aroma has roast, bready malts and dark chocolate. Taste begins with dry charcoal roast. Charred bready malts take over with gently bitter dark chocolate. Near the finish roasted malty sweetness gets on top. Aftertaste has dry and bitter malty roast.
Mild but flawless basic Porter. Charred roast with some bitter chocolate and sweet malts. After one and a half year of active business, Rocking Bear seems to have succeeded in breaking into the brewing scene of Pori.


The brew ”Porkka” is named after Pormestarinluoto, a notorious part of the city in Pori. Although its blocks of rental flats have cleaned up and also polished the reputation of the neigbourhood, for me it will always represent pure darkness. I have no reason to visit or stay on that side of the city. Well, not in this lifetime, at least.
Depressed Mode: Suffer in Darkness (YouTube)
From the 2007 album Ghosts of Devotion, the song was written by Ossy Salonen.