Category Archives: Põhjala

Põhjala Cellar Series Pime Öö PX

Brewery: Põhjala
Country: Estonia
ABV: 13.9%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. 60 IBUs. Malts – Pale, Munich, Special B, Crystal 300, Crystal 150, Crystal 200, Carafa type 2 special, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Rye and Oats. Hops – Magnum and Northern Brewer

Brewer Description: (from bottle) An Imperial Stout brewed for the darkest night of the year, aged in Pedro Ximenez sherry barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.9
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml red waxed bottle with a best before date of 10th June 2022. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a half finger brown head that dissipated quickly while leaving only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Toasted malts, tar, chocolate, brown sugar, sherry, wood, licorice, dark fruit, plum.
Taste: Sweet, sweet malt, light roast, chocolate, sherry, wood, syrupy, dark fruit, raisin, with notes of mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: It’s got good complexity, but due to the sweetness, it was definitely a sipper. It was probably too sweet for my taste and it showed as it took a long time for me to finish.

Põhjala Cellar Series Odravein Bourbon BA

Brewery: Põhjala
Country: Estonia
ABV: 14%
Style: American Barleywine
Other Notes: Bourbon barrel aged Barleywine. 65 IBUs. Malts – Pale, Melanoid, Cara Pale, Cara 150 and Cara 300. Hops – Magnum, Cascade and Goldings

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Our anniversary barley wine, aged in bourbon barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.37
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml dark blue waxed bottle with a best before date of 23rd September 2022. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: It was a slightly rusty orange brown colour with a half finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, fruit cake, raisin, plum, fig, bourbon, caramel, toffee, and lemon cream.
Taste: Bourbon, wood, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, raisin, fig, cherry, dried fruit, with notes of sherry and piney hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Going on the aroma, I was worried this was going to be too sweet, but I was pleasantly surprised as the flavour was well balanced and the sweetness subdued. This is a really good and enjoyable sipper.