Braastad (286) - - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really dark ruby red, good foamy head. Caramel and roast malts on aroma
Taste has roast flavor on front with caramel malts also present.
edsspoon (51) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep red/dark brown with a thick light brown head. Aroma of alcohol (I found it a bit overpowering), roasted malt, chocolate and caramel with a hint of vanilla. Taste of chocolate malt, some bitterness, mild sweetness and again, quite a lot of alcohol. It’s fairly good.
Rperez (91) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown color and aromas of caramel with strong maltiness and notes of coffee and chocolate. Full body and there is an alcohol flavor there as well. This is a good beer!
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swapp (112) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. deep dark brown-red color with strong foam taste are nice bitterness from hops with some chocolate and coffee mixes. aftertaste are caramel with baked dark bread.
mauritsio (312) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko Kaari. Black with nonlasting xxl head. Round chocolate aroma. Strong maltyness. Rich hops. Some alcohol.
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Beerhunter111 (3200) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes fast scharzes Porter mit schöner cremigen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig süß schokoladig, Kaffe, minimal salzig.
tbopslt (326) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark brown color. Cream colored creamy head. Sweet maly aroma. Roasted malt flavor. Very sweet finish. Smooth for a darker beer. Guess this is what a Lager-ale is? Very enjoyable to my surprise!
flying_pig (808) - SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle from Beers of Europe website (£2.69):
Sweet dark malts with some sugar and roasted notes along with a mix of darker fruits and some vanilla too. The smell isn’t as in your face as I was expecting from a 6.8% Baltic porter but at the same time this wasn’t exactly week either. There was some raisin, liquorice and touches of alcohol too.
Dark brown that is opaque and topped off with a centimetre tall, bubbly head that is a light brown colour. Retention is good & there is some nice lacing too.
Sweet with dark fruits, a lot of sugar and slightly more alcohol than I would have liked. There is a few roasted malts and a rich, malty flavour that is rounded off with some light chocolate that lingers at the end.
Sweet with a medium to light medium body and some grain. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth and quite rich but the balance was pretty terrible with the flavours coming in all over the place.
Almost like a foreign export stout in places, especially when the roasted malts and chocolate made itself known alongside the sweetness that ran all the way through the drink. The beer was drinkable but not all that enjoyable with the alcohol coming across a little harsh and no of the flavours really working well with the others.
bierkoning (9756) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Almost black. Apple strip and à hint of roast in the aroma. Roasty sweetish, slightly salty flavor with licorice and plums. Medium bodied. Tasty, maybe à bit simple porter
jmgreenuk (3255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich creamy caramel roasted malt with some liqourice hop. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter malt liqourice palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. I need to spend more time in Riga!
jjsint (426) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown, more or less opaque. Noticeable tan head which dissipates quickly. Medium carbonation. The aroma is strong on the liquorice with full alcohol on the nose. Subtler notes of chocolate and raspberries. Sweet and smooth throughout, absolutely sublime. An unexpected find from the corner shop.