|Real ale'a Kittysissä (Real ale at Kitty's Pub)|
I went to Viisi Penniä pub yesterday to taste few beers and whiskies. I started with Beer Hunter's Mufloni Säppi APA which was very nice beer with hops and floral aromas. It was also citric and fruity. Points: 36/50. After that I tasted Brew Dog's Chaos Theory. That too was great. Caramel, fruits and hops on the nose and nuts, vinegar and hops on the palate. Points: 36/50. Then Rogue's Old Crustacean Barleywine Style. Fruity, sweet, veggies and yeast on the nose and malts, sour and sweet on the palate. Points: 34/50. I also tasted some whiskies. I had local speciality called Penni Peated Malt. This is infact Smoky Joe that was finished inside Pedro Ximenes filled small barrel. Great finish. Leather, perfume and smoke on the nose and medicine, sherry, smoke and toffee on the palate. Points: 86/100. Then Bruichladdich's Octomore 4_167 which had honey, salt, smoke and spices. Points: 87/100. I ended the night with Glenlivet's 18 year old. The 12 year old isn't my favourite but this is better. Very fruity, sweet and honey-flavoured whisky. Points: 86/100. Today I went to Kitty's pub at the centre of Helsinki. I've always loved real ale and that's why I wanted to visit that pub. They had Tring brewery's Bring me sunshine -ale. Very nice like real ale's usually are. Floral, fruity and hoppy ale. Good for hot summer days. Points: 38/50. I had Auchentoshan Valinch on the side. Nice whisky for it. Apples, perfume, praline, cognac and cocoa on the nose and fruits, sweetness and vanilla on the palate. Points: 85/100.