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

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


Cousin_Larry's rating

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cousin_Larry (502) - - OCT 24, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 A really unique Baltic porter. Very little carbonation. Flavor is black licorice, coffee, and whipped cream. Good in small doses.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchPls (622) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Dark brown beer with a dark beige foamy head. Sweetness and roast on the nose. Medium body. On the sweeter side like a typical baltic porter should be. Not very bitter. A hint of sourness with some roastiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (44) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Foam: lively dark brown head but quite quick diminish into a ring of lacing, lasts for 1-2 minutes Colour: thick black or very dark brown/red coloured standard Latvian porter Aroma: Light sweet dark malt aroma, wood and just a hint of smoke, roast coffee, chocolate, dark syrup / caramel, prunes, toffee and hints of chocolate Taste: Fuller, sweet, loads of caramel, slightly dry with little bit of a coffee and chocolate, body is medium, low carbonation, cocoa and dark bread quite smooth, roasted malt, sweet brown candies, raisin, plum, dark bread, light chocolate/roast, and yeast earthiness. With a good malt/yeast flavour balance and slightly chalky mouthfeel, that is nice light salty, then sugar. Enjoyable. Hides ABV well. Easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jinroh (653) - ESTONIA - APR 21, 2015
Pours dark brown, a bit of beige foam. Aroma is quite metallic, bit of caramel sweetness, not much there. Taste is fuller, sweet, loads of caramel - but this metallic thing still there, also not very smooth but rather rough. Aftertaste has more long bitterness, slightly dry. Not a bad beer from a large brewer but definitely have had many better baltic porters. Does qualify though as drinkable and as an example for the style,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (336) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Butelka 0,5l.Kolor ciemny, prawie czarny, bardzo ładna piana. Aromat karmelu i słodu.Smak palone słody , kawa, lekko winne.Dobrze ułożone piwo. W 2004r wypite na Łotwie.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
panzerwolf (167) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2015
Pours dark brown. Taste has malts, just a little bit of bitterness with a caramel taste. Roasty, dark, with a little bit of a coffee and chocolate taste. Very pleasant!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2919) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
500ml, BB July 2015, 6.8%. Pitch black, big foamy brown head, lacing doesn’t stick. Aroma is gluey, a little yeast, toffee. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is rounded malts, light coffee, sour flower petals, quite dry and bitter towards the finish, touch of ash. Pretty good considering I only got this for the country tick.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (244) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours thick black with a tight tan head. Light malty aroma, taste is sweet coffee and alcohol with some bitterness in the aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (696) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Dar beer with a good, lively head. Smell was smoky and chocolatey, taste followed suit but had some fruity malt in there as well. Rich, smooth porter. Very nice indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2081) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2015
At a tasting, many thanks Stas, been looking for this for a long time, very dark brown color,aroma of wood and chocolate with some nuttiness and just a hint of smoke, flavor of cocoa and dark bread, lingering earthy bitterness, quite smooth. Highly enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (806) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle (trade with non Rate Beer member); pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma is caramel, roasted malt, and hints of dark fruits and chocolate; taste is caramel, dark fruits, roasted malt, and a little bit of chocolate; finish is light bitter; alcohol is pretty well hidden; nice Porter.


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