MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap at Brewery Õlleklubi in Tallinn, Estonia where it was listed as "Dark (Tume)" on the English menu and "Voor Sterke Dark Beer" on the Estonian menu. Brewery Õlleklubi tries to look like a brewery, but its house beers are mostly rebranded Latvian beers. According to information on RateBeer, it’s actual Tumšais brewed by Krāslavas Avots.
Lightly hazy, orange rusty brown with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Very sweet aroma of brown sugar and toffee.
Taste of super sweet malt, toffee, brown sugar and light molasses (i.e., molasses without the dark flavor).
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Finn (8305) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Flaske 0,5l. Påspandert og delt med flere under seanse på Tårnrommet 23 Apr 13. Mørkebrun. Veldig lavt skum. Litt punktlacing. Kraftig karamellaroma. Smaken er karamell & søt ingefær. Ikke bra. ectuohy27 (1310) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2013
On the good end of BPs, it’s lighter and less cloying/less toffee-ish than most, though not too watery either. Some velvet, some sweet brown chocolate/roasted nuttiness in there. Not the most sophisticated brown but drinkable enough, esp. at slightly colder temperatures. Vells (1980) - Rīga, LATVIA - MAY 3, 2013
Clear deep ruby brownish with thin beige head. Minimal lacing
Aroma.. uhh.. weird. .this time in bad meaning. Some roastiness, malts, thou vegetable aroma kicking in, cant tell if theres ginger or medicine. Some cheap coffee. Not total disaster thou
price/performance is really bad. Dominating sweet. Bit dry.
no no no.. this is not mine ever again Rune (13723) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2013
500ml bottle many thanks to Stefan and Elisabeth for sharing. Bubbly, tan- coloured head. Mahogany coloured body. Poor lacing. Aroma of brittle caramel. Sweet spiced malty taste, notes of cinnamon, ginger and wort. Sweet ending and way too sweet overall. Drinkable in small amounts (rating session, Tromsø, 23.04.2013).
Brainiac (218) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 14, 2013
Glass bottle. Very nice aroma, one heavy beer, like alittle bread, but little fruity. Very interesting Marduk (8622) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 500ml bottle. Dark dark brown color, tan head, stays. Ginger, sweet, spicy, toffee in aroma. Sweet, alcohol, yeast, dark chocolate, earthy, soil in flavor. Slightly messy and off balanced, but drinkable. zenkis (1079) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 19, 2012
Draught @Brewery õlleklubi as Hansa Voore Sterke. Black as coal. Small beige head, disappears quickly. Roasted malts, caramel, fruity, nuts in aroma. Sweet honey, burnt sugar, caramel in body. Very mild and short bitter ending, dark chocolate. Not a bad beer, but they serve it ice cold. I wonder how sweet it could be if served in normal temperature. (2.7)
Pours deep cooper to black with white small top, vanish fast.
Aroma like Cola, taste the same but no so sweet. A bit spicy on tongue. No roasted malt at all, not in aroma, nor in taste. I wonder how this one goes under Baltic porter. Weird. And I didn’t felt those 7% of alco - not at all. This should be under lemonade. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Bottled (old backlog, thanks SADESA!). Deep brown colour with a small beigeish brown head that disappears quite quickly. Aroma is ginger, some slight roasted notes as well as mild rubber and some toffeeish notes. Flavour is mild toasted malts, some grains, cooked vegetables, mild rubber as well as some sweet alcoholic notes. Yet the beer manages to be quite watery and thin as for the palate. Camons (13497) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle @ Hotel, Liepaja, Latvia. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite heead. Aroma of roasted malt, riasins, light spicy, caramel. Flavour of roasted malts, sugar, caramel, notes of dark fruit, ginger, alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, light alcoholic finish. 250912