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.
Rubin77 (11) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jinroh (633) - ESTONIA - APR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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,
Manslow (225) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
panzerwolf (161) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mabuzzer (222) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
ianwelby (656) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tomer (2045) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
gopherfan99 (774) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, some roast. Sweet flavor with caramel, some roast, a chocolate note and a bit of licorice. Medium-bodied. A decent Baltic Porter, quite classic for the style.