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


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RATINGS: 554   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2004
A red-brown beer with a chocolate brown disappearing head. The aroma is slightly roasty with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and candy sugar, leading up to a dry end. In my book this isnít a porter, but closer to a Vienna, though it is still an OK beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4549) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Near black color with a medium head. Good coffee and barley aroma. Very thick mouthfeel. Tastes like slightly burnt coffee with a bit of chocolate. Smooth and tasty... a good way to hit 700.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Poured dark brown with reddish hues. Nice lace along the glass. The aroma wasnít really that interesting. A bit yeasty and unclean smelling. The mouthfeel is suprisingly creamy. Exotic coffee, carmel and mild chocolate. My first baltic and it wonít be the last.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
This is a good Baltic Porter. Sweet, malty, roasty, and plum flavors. Finishes rich clean, and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3207) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Very dark, almost black with a creamy brownish head. A friend remarked that it looked like Guinness. However, without the aid of nitrogen, the head here diminishes, leaving a web of lace. Nose is mild and malty with the most predominant aroma being raisin. Very smooth though the sweetness does approach cloying. Just a slight bite of carbonation and a bit of acidity and bitterness are there to balance this. Of the Baltic porters I have tried, this is easily one of my favorites. One reason for this is quite simply the lack of the off-flavors Iíve noticed in many beers brewed in this part of the world. Hardly a symphony of complexity buy a solid beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5952) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Black as death with head thatís more big-bubbly than an American porter. Alcohol-heavy aroma of cooked sugar. Eloquently smooth, pretty stark roasted caramels in the flavor, rich and frothy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 5, 2004
500 ml bottle. Deep brown, nearly black, smallish creamy lasting head. Sweet creme brulee nose, with a bit of roasted malt, licorice, and raisins. Exceptionally creamy initial mouthfeel, with some roastiness breaking it up a bit near the end; very sweet with a light smokiness and port character throughout. Not a top-notch Baltic, quite sweet and simple, but a solid example of a wonderful style nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1016) - Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 Iím admit Iím biased to Porters, and this one is one of the better ones Iíve had. Pours dark, deep brown. The glass lets just enough light through to give it an almost íglowingí effect when held up to a light bulb. Head is burnt brown in colour and it laces nicely as you progess through the brew. Noise is filled w/ fruit, hops, and roast. Attack and finish are bit on the sweet side, a little work here by Aldaris would move this Porter up to the next level. Very, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - AUG 3, 2004
This is a pretty good porter that we picked up at the store on a whim.. I was not disappointed and it had lots of darkness to it and carmelizations. I think this is a bit underated on this site

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Pours a deep brown almost black color and topped by a creamy tan head. The aroma is quite chewy and malty with notes reminiscent of a good bock. I get notes of alcohol, raisins, and a subdued notes of roasted malts. The beer is sweet and slightly on the thick side. There is a bit of roast character that peeps out from under the up front sweetness. This is a tad too sweet and there is not enough bring roast character to balance it out. This is a pretty decent beer, but it really is just a bit too sweet and a bit too unbalanced.

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