Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ölbeat 208: Rekolan Kaffe Stout

Brewery: Rekolan Panimo (in Finnish)
Country: Finland
Style: Sweet Stout 
Abv: 5,5 %
What about the beer?
Colour is black with a small creamy white head. Aroma has charred malts, dark-roasted coffee and sweet spices. Taste starts with slightly bitter charcoaly roast. Sweet charred malts and fresh cappuccino take over with some spiciness. Towards the end roasted and spiced chocolate malts and bitter coffee get on top. Aftertaste has malty roasted dryness and coffee-cocoa-flavoured bitterness.

Nice sweet coffee-flavoured Milk Stout. Different levels of roast and coffee give the beer versatility. Not too challenging though, goes down easily. Good brewing. Thanks to the brewery for this treat.

This beer was part of Alko's Finnish microbrewery craftbeer selection in spring 2017.


Some people need coffee in the morning to get their eyes open. For some people there's not enough coffee in the world to make them open their eyes. Maybe Zach de la Rocha's tender rap-singing with a pint of this brew can help them wake up gently?

Rage Against The Machine: Wake Up (YouTube)

From the 1992 album Rage Against The Machine, the song was written by Rage Against The Machine.