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


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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This porter is brewed according to tradition for a rich caramel malt flavour and aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet, licorice, molasses and raisins. Smooth and creamy feel, with little carbonation. Flavor is sweet, almost syrupy. No bitterness, this one is dominated by malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2004
A garnet body beneath a thick, fizzy head. Fairly strong malty nose strong on chocolate, toasted bread, dark, overripe fruits and a hint of caramel. The body is moderate at best and certainly leaves something to be desired. The chocolate and fruits dominate in the flavor and are joined by omnipresent alcohol. Sweet, sticky finish. A little too sweet and not thick enough for my taste, but an otherwise acceptable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2004
Dark garnet-plum pour with a tight Styrofoam, light cocoa coloured head. Nutty, plum aroma with light, dusty chocolate. Smooth palate – well carbonated and creamy. Dark earthy malts, hints of peat, caramel, wheat, anise alcohol and dark cherries. Maybe not as complex and intriguing as some Baltic porters, but it is just what I have found common in this style: tasty and nice to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2004
Color: a fine, though still clear dark brown. Head: huge, towering, lacey, creamy tan. Aroma: soft and earthy, a touch of toffee, but largely dry and absent of too many flavors. On the palate, nothing but smooth, rich, creamy, delicious. Very little hops, and quite a nice contribution from the malt side of things, lush and full and delicious! Tasty, sweet, substantial,...a real meal in a bottle, and the dessert, too! One excellent porter! I could drink this over and over again! Yum! Have I finally found that Latvian porter I've been dreaming of, all along?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2004
Pours deep, dark brown with a tan head. Nose has some coffee, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar. Adequate body and mouthfeel. Flavor was hints of coffee and chocolate. A decent porter but not ourstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2004
Deep red, puffy mocha colored head. Nose roasty and smoky, mildly earthy. Malty and sweet, some molasses richness, roasts are a bit overpowered by the sweetness. Not a huge fan of the finish, has an overtly noticeable alcohol note which is odd in a beer that's under 7%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12821) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2004
Very dark ruby brown. Brown creamy head, nice lace. So classic porter outlook. Aroma is not very strong: alcoholic and roasted malt. Quite medium-bodied: sweet caramel and malty palate. Good example of baltic porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Bottle pours black with dark brown highlights.   Head is of cream colored, decent sized, very good lacing.   Aroma is sweet, and of and slightly roasted malts.   Taste is roasty, but suprisingly sweet.   This is a very unique Porter.   Smooth, milky, and VERY sweet.   Cant say I have had anything like this one.   Smooth, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Poured very dark, ruby highlights, moderate tan head. Aroma is quite malty, a little sweet, some dark fruit undertones. Flavor is malty again, a little smoky. A little lighter palate for the style but was dangerously drinkable. It's no sinebrychoff, but it's good anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1923) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Bought in the 1pt .09 oz brown bottle..classy old fashioned style gold and black label. Lovelly looking Baltic porter..appears garnet held to the light..with a large frothy creme coloured head. Smell is mostly of malts but its sort of subdued compared to other Baltics I have had. Surprisingly creamy taste to start..but the malts are well noticed, sort of smokey even, then some hints of black cherry, liquorice and a slight bitterness in the after taste..alcohol is detected as the beer glides down the throat. Very excellent mouthfeel..creamy and smooth as butter. Nice drinkable Baltic..though no where near Zywiec or Okocim.

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