Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ölbeat 248: Ruosniemen Arkkitehti

Brewery: Ruosniemen Panimo
Country: Finland
Style: India Black Ale
Abv: 6,1 %
What about the beer?
Colour is dark cola brown with a two-finger thick natural white head. Aroma has roasted malts, sweet liquorice and orange. Taste begins with charcoaly bitter roast. Bitter roast and mild grapefruit take over with some liquorice side tone. Towards the end grapefruit and pepper spices come through with gentle pine. Aftertaste has dry charcoal and piny bitter roast.

Decent and tasty India Black Ale. Nicely versatile flavours: roast dominates the start, but citrus strikes through near the finish. Some exciting peppery spice near the finish, too. However, the body seems to be a bit thin - the taste doesn't have a firm grip. Good stuff from the Poriginal brewery, anyway.


Well, don't know if the beer can fill the boots of the song, but this was actually decided before the first sip. It just was about time to have some Sabbath on the blog after a short break. Actually, the match ain't so bad.

Black Sabbath: Spiral Architect (YouTube)

From the 1973 album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, the song was written by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward.