Brewed by AS Karme
Style: Baltic Porter
Viljandimaa, Estonia


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Tume, erilise kange maitsega õlu. Meeldiva karamell-linnase maitse ja paraja humalasisaldusega õlu.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hens (544) - Tallinn, Estonia, - DEC 10, 2012
0.5l bottle Good caramel hops mead, kvass aroma. Good little smoky caramel and tofee taste, but it is too watery. Taste run for a moment, sadly. This beer must be stronger flavors. Cant enjoy it on the winter. Seems it is not real Porter, but color refers to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5007) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2014
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark reddish brown color. Sweet caramelly and bready aroma. Sweet bready and caramelly taste with dark rye bread, molasses and some warming alcohol. Smooth palate with low carbonation. Very bready and caramelly, not bad but more like a beer with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agent_persik (473) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2014
Dark amber color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee, light floral and spicy notes. Sweet taste has caramel, roasted malt, grain, light hops in mildly bitter finish. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. Not really a porter, but quite decent dark lager, only slightly different from Karksi Tume Eripruul.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (903) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 3, 2014
Thanks to the courtesy of the great Jinroh, I get to try a bottle of this classic, which I find rather exciting. I say classic because there is a history to this brand and product, although the ratings already tell me the product has been desecrated by A le Coq. To start with, the beer is dark amber. This Estonian porter perhaps gives us one of the most appropriate instances to use the word "amber" for a beer, if not for the colour, at least from the geographical point-of-view. It’s very much like a clear dunkel. The head is off-white, rather bubbly, but still leaving decent lacing. Aromas of caramel, molasses, sweet dates. Very big bada boom sweet, but still not cloying. Flavour is almost the same. Karamalz, karo, honey, dark bread, dates and prunes. There is a subdued bitterness that accompanies some astringency at the finish. The mouthfeel is quite light. Although it is one of those baltic porters that completely digress from the objective, I found it very much like a nice Dunkel, certainly not abominable as some of the ratings indicated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kingstoni (1622) - FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a medium thin foamy off-white head. Aroma of sugary malt extract. Medium sweet taste.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 26, 2014
0,5L bottle, BB 10.10.14. Pours dark brown with light tan head. The small head stays. Aroma is faint sweet, sour, roast and metallic notes. Taste is sweet, caramel, roast, watery, some burnt sugar bitterness, some hops, and alcohol. Overall: not awful, ok example of dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (7629) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2014
500 ml bottle. BB 10/10/14. (Rimi) Pärnu, Estonia. Dark reddish brown colour with a light tan foamy head. The aroma is bread malt, sweetness, brown sugar, mild medicine notes and more sweetness. The flavour is roasted malt, medicine, brown sugar and sweetness. Thin and sweet. Quite bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zarkam (507) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
500ml bottle from Tallinn, dark brown colour, medium mostly vanishing frothy off-white head, very little lacing. Moderate somewhat roasty and bready malts with a hint of plums, light resiny and peppery hops. Taste is initially mildly sweet and sour and a bit acidic, turning intoa moderately bitter short finish with a moderately alcoholic feel. Thin to medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Not very enjoyable, surprisingly little taste if it’s supposed to be a porter as the alcohol was quite noticeable and it rarely is with decent porters that are significantly stronger. Not undrinkable but not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jinroh (550) - ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours quite clear brown with a dissipating bubbly head. Aroma is malty, sweet with some toffee, quite light. At least it doesn’t smell as wet cardboard. Taste is quite light but it’s there. Carbonation cleans your palate, some malty caramel giving way to a longer bitterness. Some roast in the taste. I can still understand this beer has been brewed in Karksi - it does have this distinctive watery malt character - but it could be one of my favourites from there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2013
Not my cup of tea despite drinking it with the first snow falling from the sky ... Pours dark red with a nice beige head which lasts for 5 minutes, then it’s gone. In aroma - a little bit sour, maybe some hints of steel and also some caramel. Taste - first a little bit sweet-sour, middle has some hops and aftertaste is oily burnt sugar taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (13239) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 500ml Peta1 Deep ruby color, good steady brownish head. Aroma of metal, caramel and cellar. Light-bodied. Light caramel, earth, light sweetish licorice in the flavor. Lame, no substance at all.

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