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


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RATINGS: 601   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle. Nice chewy smell of raisins and molasses right out of the bottle. Pours a deep brown under a thick brown head, wafting the smell of brown sugar and cola through the room Taste is a little fruity, with a bit of dark roast malt astringency following. Touch of chocolate, molasses or rum. Despite its low price and doubtless roundabout way of getting to my glass, it is indeed a nice, robust, well-made porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
Sweet vinous, fruity aroma has some alcohol and some roast apparent. Clear mahogany brown body with shy, large bubbled tan head that recedes immediately to a very slight ring. Extremely sweet and somewhat boozy with strong sugary fruit character and some light roast. Medium body with very low carbonation that feels very still and unexciting in the mouth. I guess this bottle wasn’t in the best of shape. Half pint glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (State Line Liquors, MD, Oct-05).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled. Clear brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel and coffee with roasted notes. Sweet flavour of caramel with notes of coffee and roasted notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Bottle. A brown sugar aroma with only a hint of malt and hops. Dark reddish brown with small head. Sweet dark malt and brown sugar/molasses flavor with mild hops and chocolate finish. Body fairly light for a porter. Very good but may be too light for some.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 Bottled. Not much aroma, just hints of chocolat. Black, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, loads of chocolat, some licorice, bitter finish, full bodied and soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToXBoy (9) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2005 does not count
Bottle, pours a dark brown with an off white head. Malty with a mild burnt nose. Dark fruit with malty sweet flavors, Very smooth and sweet. A most enjoyable Baltic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Pours a transluscent brown with a light head. Roasty taste with traces of something that reminds me of soy sauce and a pretty weak finish. A bit too thin in the mouth, too. Definitely drinkable, but could be better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Deep clear garnet body, thick, puffy, dissipating light tan head. Light mocha aroma with hints of toffee and caramel. Rather thin body, metallic, with light tangy toffee and raisin notes in addition to burnt caramels. Odd, bitter, metallic finish. Maybe a touch of raisin, too. Sweet notes round out the palate, but there’s too much of a watery, thin, perhaps stale quality here. Not on par with the better baltic porters.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Pours a deep brown with moderate tan head, and some lace. Aroma is of a typical bland lager- slightly stale, metallic and a bit skunked. Flavor is a bit oxidized, some scorched malts leave a harsh acrid aftertaste. Also some cardboard, stale malts, some metallic flavors. Cidery and burnt aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
Dark copper. Thick heavy malt aroma. Upfront sweetness with a touch of cola. Nice Porter, perhaps a bit light for a Baltic. Sweet finish. Not high on the roasted notes.

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