Brewed by Aldaris (Carlsberg)
Style: Baltic Porter
Riga, Latvia


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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This porter is brewed according to tradition for a rich caramel malt flavour and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark, slightly smoky caramel, stewed prunes, grass. Full bodied, creamy, just short of syrupy. Medium carbonation. Rich caramel, some chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Bitterness creeps up. Some spices come the fore at the end along with licorice. The finish is not dry, but the richness does not linger unduly. Comes across as a Dunkelbock and perhaps not one as strong as 6.8%. Rock solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (956) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
Sort med høyt beige skum som legger seg til et tynt lag etter minuttet. Kaffe, malt og mørk sjokoladelukt. Over i karamell i smak, men kjenner fortsatt kaffen og sjokoladen fra lukten. Lite kullsyre, kjenner alkoholen også.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (302) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Pours deep red/dark brown with a thick light brown head. Aroma of alcohol (I found it a bit overpowering), roasted malt, chocolate and caramel with a hint of vanilla. Taste of chocolate malt, some bitterness, mild sweetness and again, quite a lot of alcohol. It’s fairly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rperez (126) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Very dark brown color and aromas of caramel with strong maltiness and notes of coffee and chocolate. Full body and there is an alcohol flavor there as well. This is a good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swapp (180) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - FEB 6, 2014
500ml bottle. deep dark brown-red color with strong foam taste are nice bitterness from hops with some chocolate and coffee mixes. aftertaste are caramel with baked dark bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (371) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle from Alko Kaari. Black with nonlasting xxl head. Round chocolate aroma. Strong maltyness. Rich hops. Some alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
500ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes fast scharzes Porter mit schöner cremigen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig süß schokoladig, Kaffe, minimal salzig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbopslt (341) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Deep dark brown color. Cream colored creamy head. Sweet maly aroma. Roasted malt flavor. Very sweet finish. Smooth for a darker beer. Guess this is what a Lager-ale is? Very enjoyable to my surprise!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (898) - SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2014
500ml Bottle from Beers of Europe website (£2.69):
Sweet dark malts with some sugar and roasted notes along with a mix of darker fruits and some vanilla too. The smell isn’t as in your face as I was expecting from a 6.8% Baltic porter but at the same time this wasn’t exactly week either. There was some raisin, liquorice and touches of alcohol too.
Dark brown that is opaque and topped off with a centimetre tall, bubbly head that is a light brown colour. Retention is good & there is some nice lacing too.
Sweet with dark fruits, a lot of sugar and slightly more alcohol than I would have liked. There is a few roasted malts and a rich, malty flavour that is rounded off with some light chocolate that lingers at the end.
Sweet with a medium to light medium body and some grain. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth and quite rich but the balance was pretty terrible with the flavours coming in all over the place.

Almost like a foreign export stout in places, especially when the roasted malts and chocolate made itself known alongside the sweetness that ran all the way through the drink. The beer was drinkable but not all that enjoyable with the alcohol coming across a little harsh and no of the flavours really working well with the others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle. Almost black. Apple strip and à hint of roast in the aroma. Roasty sweetish, slightly salty flavor with licorice and plums. Medium bodied. Tasty, maybe à bit simple porter

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