atalus (16) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 3, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If You like dark beers with caramel aroma - this is the best choise. Try it and You never stop dreaming about do it one more time. Made with passion and love to all women in the World.
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pffft. The consensus is a philistinic ass! You put this stuff in a bottle that says "Ayinger Celebrator" on it, the consensus won’t know the difference, and it’ll rate a 4.1+! Wow. Just wow. <shakes head>
It’s a dead ringer for the Celebrator, I swear on any future children that I have, it’s the absolute truth. Even the head and retention rate is an exact match.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, good but short-lived head. Visible bubbles. Aroma of earth, malt, herbs, toffee and caramel. Straightforward taste with notes of butterscotch, coffee syrup, and peat. Mouthfeel is wonderful -- thick, chewy, bubbly and volatile. I was impressed at how good a Latvian porter could taste. More like a dark lager, maybe, but Bravo! Altaris, this is good.
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with red around the edges. TALL foamy brown head. Lovely sweetened chocolate aroma. Brown sugar, caramel, and hints of coffee in there as well. Well formulated porter. Sweet taste with some coffee-ish bitterness towards the end. Taste is definite chocolate, some roasted malt, caramel, and a bit of a nutty flavor. Very smooth feeling in the mouth. Slides down you gullet. Finish is, well, sweet. Damn good beer! Wish I had more! Nice way to get Latvia out of the way.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
picture perfect pour.black with a frothy tan head that went right to the rim of my 22 oz glass. sadly the head dissipated quickly. taste is sweet almoast to sweet. smells of malt and caramel thick and creamy. great beer only draw back is sweetness.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 19, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
1/2 liter bottle. This beer pours to a beautiful, bright, deep, deep, ruby red color, with a thick, creamy, tan head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with rich, sweet, aromas of carmel malt, toast, nuts, and cocca. The palate is slightly slick on the tongue, with really delicious flavors of sweet malt, caramel, light toast, nutty malt. mild coffee, and cocca flavor. The body is very round and polished. This beer finishes with more excellent sweet malty and toasty flavors up front, then ends with some grassy hop bitterness to cut the cloying edge, with flavors of sweet malt, cocca, and caramel that lingers. A very malty, very delicious Baltic porter, this beer is quite similar to a good German dopplebock. This one might be a bit too cloying for some. I love malty beers, and this beer is a beautiful show case of malt. It has a chocolate malted milk ball thing going on that is just so delicious. Impressive beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aldaris Latvia Daritava Alus Riga--Aldaris Porteris--Batch Nr. 01.12.06--2007 16.9 oz. Bottle. 6.80% ABV. 35 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Baltic Porter. 3 @ $2.49 Each. Rich lacy tan head. Clear opaque mahogany brown red color. Rich malt hop chocolate front. Creamy mild sweet rich doughy toffee chocolate biscuit black cherry hint slightly tangy body. Cloying malt balanced hop spice rich end. Big Smooth Porter. Sampled 8/1/2008.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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?
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reminded me more of a stout than a porter. Deep dark appearance. Taste was heavy on the bourbon side with a bit of vanilla mixed in. Like a lighter version of a bourbon stout.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great! Incredibly thick and rich for a relatively low alcohol porter. Pours brown with big thick head, nice coffee-like aroma. Rich taste, with caramel, roasted coffee and slight fruity notes. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste, splendid porter! Stats show that it’s the beest beer in the region - Aldaris Porteris deserves so.