FatPhil (15963) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2013
Tap (Snekutis Old Town, Vilnius)kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2013
Really full grainy aroma, some diacetyl, but only to an extent that I can overlook. More diacetyl in the taste, right on the limits of my willingness to accept it, but almost certainly way beyond others’, but then again, they probably don’t consider alcohol a sweet-thing-storage-flaw. Lots of butterscotchy corn. Muchener colours. Nothing like a porter. Like a highly flawed vienna, but I can forgive a lot of the flaws.
The head is beige and robust, the body black, a bit brown. It smells darkmalty-creamy, a bit roasty. The taste is special fruity, something between raisins and hazelnuts, darkmalty, maltaromatic. Interesting and tasty! Good! 13/12/12/12/-/12 thellgren (1030) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Not sure if this is the beer I tasted but brewery and amount of alcohol are the same. The label says: Naujas alus, Šturmų porteris. 0,75 l bottle with a champagne cork bought at Bambalyne, Vilnius. Colour dark brown, tannish head. There was some sweetnes, but mainly I tasted some bitterness. Not my favourite. larsga (7508) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2012
Medium beige head. Slightly hazy deep dark red body. Roasty earthy dusty aroma with fruity notes. Dry-sweet earthy mealy taste with caramelly notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy chocolatey aftertaste with nutty fruity notes. Low on flavour, and more of a kaimiskas than a porter, really. (0.5l draft at Snekutis Old Town, Vilnius.)