Marduk (1938) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1,5L PET bottle. Hazy dark dark brown color, almost black. Medium size, brown head, disappears. Sweet, dark bread, roasty aroma. Horribly sweet, plastic, bready taste. Huhhh sickly sweet. Some milkiness in aftertaste.
edpeg (792) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
PET 1,5l bottle in Berlin, named as Tanheiser. Almost same label. Importer is Latvian, with Berlin address. Dark brown black body. Head is minimal but thick. Aroma predominantly bread, malts and some citrus and roasted malts. Palate is thin and carbonation medium crispy.. Taste is sweet, little tart, with strong malty bread. Porter flavor brings out very nice touch to this Kvas, and although the b flavors. Basis of the Kvas is similar to other (somewhat over-sweet), but this one stays drinkable. Recommended.
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was a new thing for me. Russian stuff or? Its too sweet for me, thought i found a good alternative for my pregnant better half but no. Still fun to taste. Backlog. sweet raisin, malty very little hoppy. From PET bottle straight from tap from an angry latvian lady in the big market
Vells (518) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear deep ruby with medium off white head that disappears quite fast. Some lacing
Aroma.. malty bread, kinda caramel, bit spicy, far away weird honey notes
Dominating sweet. Quite decent, but nothing special
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin brown head. Slightly hazy deep dark red body. Earthy raisiny rye bread aroma with faint tomato ketchup notes. Sweet rye bread, honey and raisins taste with spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, flat mouthfeel. Dryish roasty earthy raisiny aftertaste with spicy syrupy notes. Not bad, but too sweet and one-dimensional. (0.5l PET bottle, from Stockmann, Riga.)
beeracoon (403) - - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tiny white head. Clear black colour. Roasty caramel aroma. Very sweet taste and a sweet, roasty caramel palate. Good for a non alcoholic Porter.
Beerbarella (316) - - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a quickly vanishing small brownish head. Malt aroma with notes of raisins and chocolate. Sweet raisin and malt taste. Malty finish.
Bamsen78 (2293) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark red brown with negligible tan head. Clear aroma of rye bread. Sweet taste of malt and rye bread. Sourish finish. OK.
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Sweet raisin and paper aroma. Clear very dark brown colour, almost no head. The flavour has a lot of raisin, is very sugary and has a citric note to balance. Perhaps a roasted hint somewhere, but that does not really make it taste a lot like porter.
tderoeck (4000) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
8/XI/12 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 18/I/13 (2012-1254) Thanks to Koen M. for the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very aged, like an old Westy (probably cause that’s a beer I regularly taste at 4 y.o.), yeast, some bread, rum raisins, orange peel, caramel, brown sugar, dried figs. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very sweet and sugary start, caramel, orange peel, some citrus, brown sugar, very sweet. Aftertaste: candied oranges, Madeira, very sugary and sweet. If it would have been less sweet, it would be nice, great even. But it’s not.