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Porteris - Aldaris

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Latvia

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBob on 09-12-2002

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Photo of smithj4
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bhyndthebottle
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of bulldogg915
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of mhuber
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Pours clear, deep brown color. Thick head that doesn't dissipate too quickly. This is a heavy, malty-sweet beer. Creamy with a caramel after taste.

Photo of Mississippi
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Vonhinx
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%

Nice porter with a lot of flavor. The downside is that it’s a bit metallic in the taste, but otherwise a very good and quite easy to drink porter.

Photo of BogAl
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a black-ish dark brown, with a creamy and frothy looking off-white head, and a good amount of lacing down the glass.

Smells like caramel, roasted malt, and sugar.

This is a quite sweet baltic. It's very caramelly, this one seems quite heavy-handed in the use of caramel malt. Quite sweet, with some burnt sugar and molasses flavors, plus a decent amount of chocolate. Tastes more like a sweet milk stout than a baltic porter, to be honest. As it warms, the sweetness becomes more bearable, and the beer becomes pretty pleasant.

Medium bodied, almost cloyingly sweet mouthfeel, a slow sipper due to this. Medium carbonation.

If they cut down the sweetness with some additional roasted malt, this would be much better. As it is now, it's just an average but still fairly tasty porter.

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, raisin, plum, dark bread, brown sugar, light chocolate/roast, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and yeast ester fruitiness; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, raisin, plum, dark bread, brown sugar, light chocolate/roast, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, raisin, plum, dark bread, brown sugar, light chocolate/roast, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and solid complexity of dark/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Baltic porter style. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling right now on 4/25/14. Comes in a nice 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle and is different than the one in the picture. Paid $2.99 for this single bottle at Spirit World in Omaha last week. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a vintage "Schlitz" glass goblet.

Pours actually a pitch black in color with a small beige head that settles down to a very thin layer on top with most around the sides of the glass. Some spotty lacing is seen. The aroma is of roasted malts and brown sugar. Very nice! The taste ia about the same with a hint of dark fruits coming through at the end along with the brown sugar. A really tasty brew with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all with perfect carbonation for this type of brew style. Never had a Baltic Porter let alone from Latvia.

Photo of Bear1964
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of flyingpig
3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

500ml Bottle from Beers of Europe website (£2.69):
Dark brown that is opaque and topped off with a centimetre tall, bubbly head that is a light brown colour. Retention is good & there is some nice lacing too.

Sweet dark malts with some sugar and roasted notes along with a mix of darker fruits and some vanilla too. The smell isn't as in your face as I was expecting from a 6.8% Baltic porter but at the same time this wasn't exactly week either. There was some raisin, liquorice and touches of alcohol too.

Sweet with dark fruits, a lot of sugar and slightly more alcohol than I would have liked. There is a few roasted malts and a rich, malty flavour that is rounded off with some light chocolate that lingers at the end.

Sweet with a medium to light medium body and some grain. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth and quite rich but the balance was pretty terrible with the flavours coming in all over the place.

Almost like a foreign export stout in places, especially when the roasted malts and chocolate made itself known alongside the sweetness that ran all the way through the drink. The beer was drinkable but not all that enjoyable with the alcohol coming across a little harsh and no of the flavours really working well with the others.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Porteris from Aldaris
84 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.