Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ölbeat 210: Iso-Kallan Bellywasher

Brewery: Iso-Kallan Panimo (in Finnish)
Country: Finland 
Style: Scotch Ale
Abv: 7,5 %
What about the beer?
Colour is thick dark brown with a large cream white head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, caramel, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste starts with bittersweet fruity malts. Sweet dried fruits and bitter caramel malts take over. Spicy and piny flavours join the bittersweet malts near the finish. Aftertaste has dry bready malts,  bittersweet fruits and some alcohol warmth.

Very tasty representive of one of my favorite styles, Scotch Ale. The diversity of malt flavours is overwhelming, the balance between bitterness and sweetness great. Delicious stuff from the Kuopio brewery.


Had to get a some kind of link to Scotland with this brew. As artificial it may be, the band comes from Glasgow and that's probably where Scotland in this case ends. The beer made me feel good, so it was time for party rock.

Primal Scream: Rocks (YouTube)

From the 1994 album Give Out But Don't Give Up, the song was written by Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes and Robert Young.