Melnis (134) - LATVIA - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smokin hot. Aroma could be better, taste is ok. Sweet. Rimi beter then maxima :). My gf likes the taste
Cousin_Larry (312) - - OCT 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 A really unique Baltic porter. Very little carbonation. Flavor is black licorice, coffee, and whipped cream. Good in small doses.
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from an ethnic food store in Scunthorpe. Jet black, fluffy but shortlived coffee brown head and gentle condition. Low burnt toffee, blackcurrant, liquorice and a slight beefstock note in the nose, quite full and sweet in the mouth with a pleasanty figgy note, slight peppery spiciness and a low earthy bitterness, figgy finish with a slight yeasty bitterness and a warming retronasal alcohol note
Cantabrian (807) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very very different Baltic Porter. The aromas are all around an odd base of Root Beer – the Ginger Beer type. Yes, there’s caramels and prunes, but it’s that damn soft drink base. The beer pours like see-thorugh American coffee, but it hangs dark brown in the glass, with an average cream-coloured head. Flavours of root beer, molasses, caramels, peat, Karo, bourbon, Bockbier… but in the end it tastes like some kind of miracle tonic that a quack would sell out of a coach. Cloying and herbal, and with not much bitterness to be found, it has a medium body and it just stands out as an oddity. My positive rating is for the uniqueness of Aldaris Porteris. Still, I’d love to have an extra bottle to keep for a year or more before opening. I’m sure the root beerness would go away and we’d have a rounder, less herbal, but more fruitier brew.
allmyvinyl (3129) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours see-through dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas are all sugars - caramel, toffee, burnt sugar. Taste is kinda sweet, very minimal bitterness coming through. For all that, a clean finish. Enjoyable.
Moebbels (306) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The black body is accompanied by a quickly fading light brown head that laces minimally. Nose is strong aromas of coffee, chokolate, roasted coffee beans and caramel. The taste is fairly intense and dominated by a soft sweet bitterness that leads to a long, dry finish. Carbonation is very soft and works well with the thick and syrupy palate. This is a very nice and well balanced one.
KoNrRiI (458) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 bottle. Black in color, quite big, tanned head on top, leaves a nice lacing and has some retention too. Dark malts are the most prominent in the aroma, chocolaty notes, some berries. Sweet taste juxtaposed with an unusual acidity, very malty, a lot of caramel and sour forest fruit notes, earth, leather and raisins; it’s got quite a character. Full body, thick texture and flat carbonation. Finish is moderately long and exhibits increased fruitiness, balanced better than the taste. The beer can be overtly called a splendid, very satisfying brew.
Niko100 (1977) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some hay/grain; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, syrup, chocolate, and some soy sauce; Just decent for me.
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Brown, Almost Black, Huge Tan Head, Decent lacing. Sweet Malt, Light Toast, Caramel, Molasses. Medium Body, Hides ABV well. Easy to drink. Pretty Good. Considering that it is a Macro coming from a land dominated by Euro Pales, this is Even Better. Worth A Try...
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe - Near opaque black body with a tan head. Light on the nose with a touch of malts and not much else going on. Flavour is thick with character. Starts off nice and hearty with a touch of roasted quality to it, but it does not last long. Feel is nice and thick with a lot of body there and a decent carbonation.