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A. Le Coq Porter

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Brewed by A. Le Coq (Olvi)
Style: Baltic Porter
Tartu, Estonia

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A.Le Coq Porter is a strong dark beer that can rightfully be considered to be the successor of the world-famous "Imperial Extra Double Stout." Its mature character and perfect taste are derived from sparkling spring water and extra dark caramel-malt.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (816) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2014
I got this bottle from Jinroh, thank you so much for that! Always wanted to try this beer that bears with its name and style a historical, almost iconic burden. Ratebeer opinion is not too excited about the current product, but I am. The beer is somewhat dark, but far from being black, just translucent dark cherrywood, with a soapy beige head that quiets down to a nice creamy film. Except for a faint skunky whiff when the crown pops, the aroma is mainly Karo and some Waldhonig. One would dread the taste from reading the ratings here, but it is quite nice. Innocuous, but nice. It is sweet, malty, with plenty of caramel and an abrupt finish. But pleasant. Given the rather tame, diluted flavours and the absence of a proper finish, one would be tempted to say it is thin, but I find that there is still a creamy sensation left over for a while after the beer has rolled down. Too classy of a presentation to be carrying such a mundane beer. A le Coq should put their act together and improve this product.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillHick420 (426) - North Dakota, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2014
Pours black with a brownish head, if I remember correctly. Nose of watery coffee, caramel, some chocolate. Same on aroma, with some watery finish Mouthfeel is pretty thin. Sub par porter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle 0.5l from local Alko, Espoo. Originally rated 15122011. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (707) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 11.07.15. Pours dark ruby with light tan head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is roast and caramel. Flavor is sweet, roast, caramel, and malt. Finish sweet, malty and some alcohol. Body is watery. Overall: ok brew.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kojootti (8) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Malt and dry enough. Taste on the tip and both sides of togue is somewhat brighty malty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1222) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a deep brown to black colour with a big, ivory head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, brownies and leather. Roasted flavour as well but is sweeter with chocolate and rye bread. Pretty malty. Slick and soft mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. An okay baltic porter, balanced and a little sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4337) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle at Clayhills gastropub, Tallinn. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is creamy roasted malt, light mineral earthy. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth malt liqourice bitter, light hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (1021) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Black With a medium offwhite head. Aroma of malt, hops, chocolate and nuts. Light bittersweet With light choco ending.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3203) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Bottle from Trade By Marduk (Many Thanks). Piwo dobre smaczne, rozgrzewajace po pierwszych lykach choc nie ma za duzo alkoholu. Kolor rubinowo czerwono-brazowy. Piana srednia i srednio trwala. W smaku slodkawe karmelowe. Pasujacy doskonale na wieczor smaczny Porter baltycki.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sharkydodson (204) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 6, 2014
sweet caramel and fruity aroma... the taste is caramel-malt with shades of dark fruits and milk chocolate... sweet wine aftertaste...


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