Originally posted by c2R
I think in this case it has more to do with Lapland and the Gold Rush....
It's allright as a beer, but not as good as A le Coq from Estonia....
Hartwall kinda fails... they only have a few ok (but sub par compared to, say, Koff) porters. The rest is crap. They retired the majority of their ok beers (including the only Lapin Kulta that was ok/good, a winter seasonal, Dunkel). The A le Coq brewery is willing to experiment more, but they don't excell in any way. Their Imperial Stout is a good beer (but, again, not that good compared from other beers in its class), and they brew a Chocolate Porter that's ok. Their Porter, Black Beer, "English Ale", and Saaremaa Tume are ok.
The moral: Drink Sahti.... or Koff Porter. Or if you have a brewpub near you, drink their beer.