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.
Bacterial (1531) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a few of these at a nice little Russian restaurant right near the Ballston stop just outside of Washington, DC. Dark brown pour. Huge malt and caramel bomb. Excellent pairing with the rich food we were enjoying.
minihame2 (203) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
alex_alkis (269) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
VastActiv (2794) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
RichTheVillan (2774) - 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 (68) - - 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 (5801) - 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 (1883) - 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 (1229) - 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 (1401) - 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.