nealblind (466) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fast disappearing tan head over a dark brown pour. Aroma of hay & fodder cereals & tangy milk carmel. Tastes of caramelly soy sauce. Light carb sticky sweet palate. No real bitterness. Well concealed alcohol behind the wall of sweetness.
MrBeerFanatic (801) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with a creamy head. Aromas of caramel, wood, slight vanilla, toffee, and medium bready. Flavors of medium bread, caramel malt, toffee, with a hint of smoke that shows mostly in the finish. Medium sweet and mostly malt. Leaves a slight roasty malt aftertaste.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear copper, with a thick, creamy, light tan head and minimal lacing that nevertheless lingers. Aroma: caramel, raisins, toast, general malt. Taste: sweet, with caramel, brown sugar, raisins, a hint of vanilla and alcohol. Finish: creamy and a bit slick, with lingering slightly toasty sweetness. Notes: Thereís no way in heckola this is a Baltic Porter. NO WAY. Itís medium brown, with a focus on caramel malts. No licorice, no coffee, no chocolate, etc. What this IS is a delicious Baltic Doppelbock, if there is such a thing. I only picked this up to add a pin in my beer map for Latvia, and I was really surprised by how good it was. I expected a Baltic Porter, but Iím not disappointed.
Braastad (286) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really dark ruby red, good foamy head. Caramel and roast malts on aroma
Taste has roast flavor on front with caramel malts also present.
Oakrock (92) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hmmm... Latvian Porter? This beer is a proof that Latvia belongs to beer belt, not vodka belt. Not So thick, not So porter-alike. But, a good beer With fantastic bitterness. Caramel and herbs...sage. I recommend, that this beer must be enjoyed quite warm to get all tastes up. However, entity is not freshest possible - a bit diesel-alike. But yes, definitely it wonít be my last alderis porter.
tiong (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Alko
Pours pitch black with a small bubbly head. Aroma of caramely malts, syrup, hints of roastiness and licorice. Taste is sweet, caramely, syrupy with hints of roastiness and licorice. Finish is smooth, carbonated and sweet with ripe fruits and syrupy notes. Decent, not very roasty porter.
Derek881 (939) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured this beer from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a mostly cloudy deep brown-ruby red color with a touch of copper and a big foamy dark tan head with good retention and cling, and great lacing. The aroma featured caramel malt mixed with some earthy and grainy hops, and some lighter dense fruit and raisin. It had a sweet-sour taste with a deep fruit and raisin blend, along with lighter notes of licorice, caramel, and perhaps pear. The body was wet and creamy with a full, watery mouthfeel, and had lower carbonation and fizz.
imdownthepub (9445) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from Grosik European Supermarket, Banbury, Oxon. Very dark brown with short cream head. Initially quite malty sweet with sweet liquorice and a blackberry note. Then the carbonation note pushes through, slight wet cardboard finally a vanilla caramel flavour. Quite varied in flavours and pretty reasonable.
Marstonlad (320) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a rocky beige head. Aroma has roasty and malty elements and also notes of rye bread, licorice and some caramel. Taste is surprisingly sweet, flavours of caramel, rye pudding and licorice feature. Some roastedness too but not as much as expected. No alcohol in the taste, hoppiness is also absent. Palate is medium bodied and very smooth, flat carbonation. Interestingly sweet porter, I usually prefer a bit roastier ones but this was OK.
zomba (210) - Nokia, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black, hints of chocolate, very smooth.