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

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unknown

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RATINGS: 526   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.


Marduk's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (2658) - Tallinn, - FEB 2, 2013
500ml bottle. Deep dark brown color. Small brown head diminishes to tiny head quite quickly. Chocolate, roast, malty, slightly bready aroma. Mellow roast, slightly buttery, malty, chocolate, raisins in flavor. Smooth and silky to drink.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (203) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
Pours dark with a small tan head. Malty aroma with a hint of roasted coffee. Taste is soft, has begins with malts, then coffee and has a nice dark chocolate finish with slight bitterness. Soft mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Very nice although I agree there’s a small metallic taste to it which is a bit distracting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_alkis (248) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
Nice porter with a lot of flavor. The downside is that it’s a bit metallic in the taste, but otherwise a very good and quite easy to drink porter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle 0.5l from local Alko, Espoo. Originally rated 03122012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, sweetness and roasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2752) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from SarkyNorthener cheers Martin; dark brown pour with a big creamy tan head, roasted malt aroma, taste has coffee a hint of chocolate roasted malts, dark fruits, decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Discore (68) - - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Black, minimal beige shead. Caramel and chestnut aroma. Really sweet. Dry, yet refreshing. Soft carbonation, medium/light body. Feels good in your stomach (if that says something). Overrated and far from the best (according to the ratings of this site) Latvian beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle at Rohalls in Buffalo. Lighter bodied black pour, kind of flat. Medium roastiness, caramel maltiness, light mouthfeel. Decent flavor, not bad. 1st Latvian beer???

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1867) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Eastern European shop in West Bromwich. Very dark brown beer with large tan head that reduces to puddles. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Taste is burnt malts, licorice, raisins and caramel with a little bitter coffee. Medium bodied. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1225) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle (6-Jul-2014) Sweet veggie malt aroma.Black colour, low head&suds lace.Sweet malt spirit herbal flavour.Sweet malt spirit herbal finish &caramel choc malt aftertaste.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Caramel malt aroma. Dark brown colour no hear or lacing. Malt caramel flavour. Flat stale palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
500 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, raisin, plum, dark bread, brown sugar, light chocolate/roast, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and yeast ester fruitiness; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, raisin, plum, dark bread, brown sugar, light chocolate/roast, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, raisin, plum, dark bread, brown sugar, light chocolate/roast, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and solid complexity of dark/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Baltic porter style. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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