tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color. Smell is of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is malts, chocolate, coffee, a touch of hops. Overall a good quality beer.
RichTheVillan (2456) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Discore (66) - - JUL 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
swoopjones (5644) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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???
SarkyNorthener (1714) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
vanvenlo (1200) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Lunkie (1398) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Caramel malt aroma. Dark brown colour no hear or lacing. Malt caramel flavour. Flat stale palate.
superspak (2455) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dnicolaescu (697) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE 50CL from rosenbergh. Thank you, Jan!
Look: deep brown with red highlights, big beige head with poor retention.
Aroma: burnt sugar, light toast/roast, grain and husk.
Taste: starts rather bizarre light salty, then burnt sugar, some very light dark fruit, light peppery bitter finish. The finish has some light harsh phenolic notes.
Andy_ (636) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola brown beer with beige big head dissolving soon, leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma has bready and roasted malts and caramelly sweetness. Flavor is sweet with salty licorice and roasted malts. Palate is full and soft. Finishes with a medium bite of bitterness, leaving a syrupy salty licoricy aftertaste. Good for a Baltic Porter. A bit on the sweet side but still enjoyable and well balanced.
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Baltic take on the Baltic Porter. My first Latvian beer, I had this in Helsinki, Finland. It is a very fine beer, the kind I had once in Croatia, and wish they would make more of in the Balkans. Good caramel malt meets roast flavor with a nice ash finish (yes, I like it when my porters have an ashy aftertaste). I’d buy this in Norway, and I recommend it to those going across the Baltic for beer.