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


on tap

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RATINGS: 599   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9079) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2015
bottle from Baltic Branch Dover. Deep black, with a tall and cfreamy beige head, good aromas of chocolate. Full-bodied, malty with lots of roasetd malts and dark chocolate, a faint touch of coffee. Not too dry, not too sweet - perfectly balanced. Dark delight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinsh (3) - Crewe, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015 does not count
I’ve been drinking this beer for over 20 years - ever since it was "brown dishwater". In recent years the bottles have been generally excellent. However, on tap it is something else - absolutely gorgeous ! Pours black with a bigger head than the bottle. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with tastes of liquorice and blackcurrant. Soft carbonation and a long finish to savour. Worth the wait !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3711) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle 0,5ltr: Very dark brown colored brew with an dry bitter taste, hints of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. True Baltic Porter classic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4119) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Pours brown to black with a nice beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, flavor of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and caramel, medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (1713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
500 ml bottle from Alko Mariehamn. Black with big tanned head. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1052) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Darkest red black with little foam. Little licorice and coffee in the nose. The taste is little heavy boozy and has licorice and coffee. More watery than an imperial stout, less watery than a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (2172) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2015
Dark brown color with tan ring. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee. Metallic. Taste is similar, with vanilla, liquorice. Not sweet, a bit bitter and metallic. Soft mouthfeel. Okay, but I?ve had much better Baltic Porters.

   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 (5727) - 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 (6552) - 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]

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