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


on tap

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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
This porter is brewed according to tradition for a rich caramel malt flavour and aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollerton (192) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from Alko in Tornio. Very nice aroma and taste, a good porter that probably can benefit from ageing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
22nd June 2015: 500ml bottle, home alone. Poured into a UK pint sleeve: looks good, very dark, OK, black, the head a full tanned foam blanket, sadly fell away too swiftly for my liking. How do you like your malts? Full on? Welcome to the party, have a nose full of dark chocolate and coffee esters while your taste buds get the same but with a vanilla and liquorice undertone. Neither sweet nor bitter, this is a wonderful example of a mass produced Baltic Porter: maybe on the thin side and not robust in the mouth, but I am being pedantic because I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6060) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
Black color with a fine beige head. Toffee, coffee and roasted malt in the nose. Medium + body and a pleasant carbonation. Tad sweet caramel/toffee, some chocolate, mild coffee and some roasted malt in the flavor. Rich warm mouthfeel. Ahh I like this.
[Bottle bought in Riga]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2015
Very dark red brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dried fruits. Dry sweet taste with light bitterness in finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Decent dark beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchPls (671) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Dark brown beer with a dark beige foamy head. Sweetness and roast on the nose. Medium body. On the sweeter side like a typical baltic porter should be. Not very bitter. A hint of sourness with some roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (328) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 1, 2015
Foam: lively dark brown head but quite quick diminish into a ring of lacing, lasts for 1-2 minutes Colour: thick black or very dark brown/red coloured standard Latvian porter Aroma: Light sweet dark malt aroma, wood and just a hint of smoke, roast coffee, chocolate, dark syrup / caramel, prunes, toffee and hints of chocolate Taste: Fuller, sweet, loads of caramel, slightly dry with little bit of a coffee and chocolate, body is medium, low carbonation, cocoa and dark bread quite smooth, roasted malt, sweet brown candies, raisin, plum, dark bread, light chocolate/roast, and yeast earthiness. With a good malt/yeast flavour balance and slightly chalky mouthfeel, that is nice light salty, then sugar. Enjoyable. Hides ABV well. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jinroh (839) - ESTONIA - APR 21, 2015
Pours dark brown, a bit of beige foam. Aroma is quite metallic, bit of caramel sweetness, not much there. Taste is fuller, sweet, loads of caramel - but this metallic thing still there, also not very smooth but rather rough. Aftertaste has more long bitterness, slightly dry. Not a bad beer from a large brewer but definitely have had many better baltic porters. Does qualify though as drinkable and as an example for the style,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (601) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Butelka 0,5l.Kolor ciemny, prawie czarny, bardzo ładna piana. Aromat karmelu i słodu.Smak palone słody , kawa, lekko winne.Dobrze ułożone piwo. W 2004r wypite na Łotwie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
panzerwolf (225) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2015
Pours dark brown. Taste has malts, just a little bit of bitterness with a caramel taste. Roasty, dark, with a little bit of a coffee and chocolate taste. Very pleasant!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4236) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
500ml, BB July 2015, 6.8%. Pitch black, big foamy brown head, lacing doesn’t stick. Aroma is gluey, a little yeast, toffee. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is rounded malts, light coffee, sour flower petals, quite dry and bitter towards the finish, touch of ash. Pretty good considering I only got this for the country tick.

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