zziemelis (12) - Rīga, LATVIA - FEB 6, 2006
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my actual favorites. As correctly mentioned by others - its taste varies according to temperature of serving. Style of this beer is somewhat between Baltic porter and classic dark beer (Dunkel). Made from pleasantly roasted malt it gets its unique bouquette.
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from a grocery on the Narborough Rd. Clear chestnut with a flat, receding beige collar. Complex, deeply malty, brown-sugared aroma absolutely begging a sip; proper NE English brown ale, Curly Wurly, HP sauce on plums/nectarines. Never tried either. Doesn’t disappoint flavour-wise; soggy fig, milk chocolate-coated caramel, molasses, just a wisp of finishing smoke, cocktail cherry. Then an Everton mint sucked to the centre; mint freshness on the tongue. Enjoyed every sip. Lovely rounded dunkel with a wealth of sweet malty flavours as equally at home in Germany or England as Latvia.
Quack-Duck (8065) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Baltic Branch Dover. Clear brown, medium head. Roasty aroma. Medium-bodied with lots of malt and an incredibly delicious roasted malt character. Roasted malt dominates, there are also hints of dark chocolate and nuts. Delicious stuff!
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle. Foggy dark brown colour. sweet roasted malts aroma, fudge and banana. Pleasant! Flavour follows aroma: sweet malts and banana. Little bit more thickness would make this great, "dessert" beer. Good one.
Discore (68) - - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black, medium beige head. Sweet roasted malt and nut aroma, yet not anything spectacular. Medium sweet, with light bitterness. Medium body. Low carbonation. Long finish. Overall - pleasant and definitely a top tier experience from Bauskas Alus brewery.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with vanishing head. Very fruity aroma, some malt there too. Fruit dominates flavor strongly, also some yeast and spice is present. Low carbonation and hops, more of them could have made this beer even more good. Flavor is not very standard for dunkel but I like this.
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Same as with many Latvian beer, it differs from cold to warm, but doesn’t get bad. Once cold alcohol, amlts and fruits maily in aroma. Once it gets warm, aroma is sweet plummy, alcoholic and fruity. Flavour while fridge cold was sweet alcohol, cookies and malts. While getting warmer it’s more plums, raisins and candy. Aftertatse quite sweet, but reminds of several seeds mixed. Palate all the way through is kind of sticky, but not unpleasantly. Beer style hard to tell, quite dunkelish when cold, but onc eit gets warm, you really can’t tell... Not a bad beer at all though. Let it be dunkel until someone wise rates it .)
invinoveritas (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intense aroma of honey on wholemeal bread. Tastes strongly of toffee, with lots of caramel malt coming through - good caramelisation. Slightly minerally, ionic in nature, which works well with the other flavours. Good carbonation, which provides a nice mouthfeel.
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small beige head. Clear brown body with light carbonation. Light earthy nutty oily aroma with caramelly notes. Dry-sweet grainy earthy oily taste with cardamom notes. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish grainy caramelly aftertaste with spicy cardamom and clove and dried fruit notes. Lovely! Highly drinkable and very complex. (0.5l bottle from Stockmann, Riga.)
estpiwo (1289) - ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5L bottle. Good dark beer. Dark brown color, rich flavor: malty sweet and feel some hops too. Nice light hoppy finish.