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


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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Slightly more alcohol and bitterness than I expected. I had hoped for a fairly flat, malty, thick porter with some sweetness. Chocolate present. Alcohol could have been better hidden if more sweetness was present. Not that impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Very dark brown with a big brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is very sweet, too sweet, with notes of caramel, toffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1514) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2004
color is deep brown, clear, short-lived tan head. slight alcohol, chocolate in the nose. flavor is quite chocolatey, with a decent hop bitterness with each swish around the mouth. not a thirst quincher by any stretch. moderate mouthfeel. a quality beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Pours brown with a thick foamy head.Rich chocalty flavor.Alcohol was present with a nice warming feeling in my belly.A nice clean finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Coffee colored with beige head. Nice caramelly nutty nose. Good malt flavor with a clean aftertaste. Some nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Dark brown color with a big thick creamy off white head that is very well retained. Aroma is lightly rich sweet malt, light chocolate, slight touch of smoke. Flavor is rich chocolate malt with a tiny bit of of hops. Very enjoyable beer from a far away country.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Pours a beautiful burgundy black color with a thick head that lasts as thick lacing to the end of the glass. Aroma is rather bland compared to similar European porters and has undertones of a tire factory. However, the complexity of the flavor holds its own, presenting a floral bouquet and rich, caramel malt undertones. Pleasant, thick body to this brew. Intense strawberry Pop Tart aftertaste. I’d say this Latvian outfit offers a great value at $1.99. Fix the aroma and other spiritous elements and it will become a classic brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
Deep brown color with a beige head. The taste is sweet light burnt malty notes with light liqourice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with ruby highlights and a medium-sized light brown head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, caramel, mustiness, raisins, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Creamy texture with a somewhat bitter finish. NIce raosted malt flavor with some coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Very dark brown, fairly creamy head faded slowly. Dark bready aroma. Flavor was of rich dark bread drizzled with honey, quite sweet. Faint fruitiness as well. Not overwhelmingly flavorful, but quite decent.

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