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


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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
This porter is brewed according to tradition for a rich caramel malt flavour and aroma.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braastad (459) - - MAY 10, 2013
Really dark ruby red, good foamy head. Caramel and roast malts on aroma Taste has roast flavor on front with caramel malts also present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YantarCoast (1245) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 23, 2017
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black with a large tan head. Aroma is port, toffee, chocolate, booze. Taste is caramel, raisins, toasted malt, sweetness and a bit of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Armadill0 (353) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle. Black with a medium light brown head. Aroma has grain, malt and brown sugar. Taste has burnt malt, chocolate. Lacks body which it would require a lot. Sweet. Shortish aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (3204) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from beers of europe. Color is dark. Head is thin and beige. Medium bitterness, light to medium sweetness. Medium body. Aroma is caramel, liquorice. Flavour is chocolate, spices, caramel, dried fruits. I was expecting worse, but this is cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (2076) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. A- Tobacco, leather, dark fruits, roasty, char. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Metallic, slight iron, strong tobacco, leather, roasty, smoke, char, cocoa. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- The aroma was nice but the flavor was a bit of a metallic and iron taste overloaded with tobacco. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Henkk4 (35) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Dark brown with tan head. Aroma has coffee, roasted malts, and dark malts. The first taste is medium sweet and gets a bit sweeter in the end with some bitterness. Medium to full body with creamy mouthfeel. Average carbonation and long roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
labeerinthum (767) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Alla. Il gusto al naso ritrova caramello, cioccolato, caff, vaniglia, liquirizia e sentore floreale. Lintensit olfattiva elevata e la persistenza olfattiva apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma dalle bollicine fini e carbonazione media ha una buona tenuta ed persistente. Il colore scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo strutturato ma duttile. Il dolce medio in buon equilibrio con lamaro medio. Lintensit gustativa elevata e la persistenza gustativa buona. Il gusto piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono lunghe. Il finale lungo e complesso. Il retrogusto intenso. Laroma in bocca riporta percezioni di caramello, miele, cioccolato, caff, liquirizia, frutta secca, fiori, torbato e vaniglia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (9709) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle from the convenience store a couple of units on from the Record Cafe, Bradford. Very dark with next to no head. Has a light dark-malt sweetness with a smooth tasting texture.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornix (87) - - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma malts, caramel, bread. Taste bread, caramel, coffee, little bit metallic and watery. OK

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Villyzzz (364) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with medium sized tan head. Aroma has sweet cocoa. Taste is malty with cocoa. Palate is subtle with lively carbonation. Quite nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (597) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Cheekily asked a colleague to get me some Latvian beer when they were on a hen weekend and they did. Bitter, anteseptic aroma. Very dark, a slight hint of red. Beige head soon fades away. Heavy bodied, smooth start with a sharp bitter peak, which initially becomes sour in the finish. Some sweetness flitting around. Can feel the alcohol at the top of my throat. However the sweetness then becomes more apparent given more time. A decent beer but not keen on the finish - Ill go with anteseptic again.

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