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


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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NORSAND (31) - - OCT 19, 2014
NB: Bottled last half of 2009 (expiry date July 2010). Nice, beige head which lasts for 1-2 minutes. Nose: Roast coffee, chocolate, dark syrup / caramel, sweet dark malt. Then gradually more fruitiness. Taste & palate: Medium to medium rich body. Slightly sweet (off dry). Nice attack / opening with dark caramel maltiness. Medium short aftertaste. Quite nice, aged (5 years old), commercial, standard Latvian porter. Has clearly benefited from the bottle ageing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1182) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
Mörkt brun öl med lättare gulbrunt skum. Doften är söt med mycket karamell och mörkt socker. Även lättare rostade toner. Smaken är mer varierad där det tillkommer choklad och lätta lakritstoner. Trevlig (val)nötsbeska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from WB Stores, West Brom. Pours an espresso colour, with a slim coffee cream top. Super smooth. Really tasty. Gentle bitterness from the roast. Gliding boozy warmth and sweetness. Very moreish. Top booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2769) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a large head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and raisin. Taste has sticky caramel to start with a coffee and raisin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (1640) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Flaska. Mörkbrun-röd öl med smutsvitt skum. Dofter av kaffe, karamell och rostad malt. Smakinslag av desamma samt lakrits och choklad. Mjuk munkänsla. Lätt beska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1270) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Mahogany with a frothy tan head. Starts sweet and fruity. Quite vinous, but with some bitter liquorice and chocolate notes. Nice chewy finish. Tasty and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1622) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (206) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_alkis (305) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2917) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
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.

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