Porteris - Aldaris
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4.05/5 rDev +9.2%
Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: deep, rich brown with ruby hints. Head poured a finger of creamy tan foam which leaves a good lace as it dissipates. I like it.
Smell: rich malt aroma of dark fruit; raisins, tobacco, cherry and dates. It smells kind of like a super-imperial kvass. A lovely combo, in my opinion.
Taste: deep, rich malt flavor with that same dusty dark fruit character from the aroma. Finish is quite clean with a low bitterness. Quite tasty in my book.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a great creaminess with a really silky smooth texture. It is really working for me!
Overall: a tasty and drinkable Baltic porter. I think this is my first Latvian beer, and I'm not disappointed.
08-15-2012 05:31:33 | More by flagmantho
3.23/5 rDev -12.9%
500mL bottle, no date.
appears a very dark brown, almost black. thin off-white head that fades. a bit of milk chocolate and caramel in the aroma. taste is fairly homogeneous, slightly roasted malt, a bit sweet. a sorta boozy aftertaste. smooth carbonation, medium body. easy to drink.
overalll - seems like a solid example of the style. Baltic Porter, from the actual Baltic region!
05-11-2012 03:43:55 | More by jmdrpi
3.1/5 rDev -16.4%
Picked up a 500ml bottle for $2 at Euro Market. I'd like more roast in this beer, instead it's too sweet, with a slight cola. There's a chocolate edge to it, but overall the beer isn't that pleasant. It reminds me of the Caribbean's sugary export stouts, but it's as tasty. The body is appropriately thick for a 6.8% porter, and the body is dark brown with red highlights. Not expensive, but not really worth a try unless you love the style.
02-01-2012 02:56:03 | More by tempest
3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
Out of a bottle this beer was a dark cola-like color with lots of rising carbonation and a tan head. The retention of the cap and then the collar was good and it left lacing in sliding curtains. The aroma was of roasted malt, booze, light hops and whole wheat bread. The flavors were good, starting with a sweet note of caramel and toffee but augmented by the darker elements of bittersweet chocolate, molasses, coffee, rye bread and a hint of hops. The mouthfeel was average, the body full and the carbonation appropriate. An inexpensive, tasty offering from far-flung Latvia. BTW, one of my favorite things about this beer is that the label lists it as a “Lager Ale.” What in the f? Luvit.
01-07-2012 17:14:26 | More by thekevlarkid
4.28/5 rDev +15.4%
The beer had a lovely dark color with a sizable head that dissipated quickly. the beer ribboned nicely and had a sweet full bodied stout taste. Overall a nice porter and a good deal for the price. A definite must taste if you a fan of porters. The bottle design is also very attractive.
12-18-2011 22:51:43 | More by FDNYemt
3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
From the 25 fl. oz. bottle marked Batch no. 811. Sampled on November 19, 2011.The pour is dark brown to nearly black with a whole lot of silky head and lacing. Malts head up the aroma on the nose with a sweet and yeasty back end. The body is medium and pleasantly silky on my tongue. The taste has a plentiful malty character with a bitterness and moderate hop bite at the finale. The short review is that this is malty and pungent.
11-20-2011 01:51:34 | More by puboflyons
3.45/5 rDev -7%
Pours a deep root beer color with a fantastic tan head (you could float more than one bottle cap I'm sure). Smells of faint licorice, rainy woods, sweetish malt, and somy crispy spice. Taste is sweeter than expected, with a sugary, grainy mouthfeel. The flavors are good: the licorice comes through nicely as does the spice and some cola taste. A little thick going down and syrupy on the finish, but otherwise quite good. For $1.79 a 16.9 oz. bottle, well worth it.
11-06-2011 21:44:01 | More by MNJR
2.63/5 rDev -29.1%
Appearance is very dark in color having a thick off brown head that dissapates fairly quickly. Smell is rich and creamy with the dark malts. Taste is sweet, real sweet of dark rich fruits that carries through from start to finish. Alchohol is tasted with mellow hops in the back. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. To rich for the palate and a little light for the style.
09-21-2011 01:27:55 | More by Bookseeb
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
A: The beer is clear and very dark amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy tan head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T: The flavors in the taste are stronger than the smell and are dominated by dark malts with some hints of roasted malts and bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth, slightly creamy and a bit thin with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink compared to other beers in the style because it’s not very full-bodied and has a lower alcohol content, although the taste is a little weak.
06-07-2011 01:39:04 | More by metter98
3.55/5 rDev -4.3%
A-Pours a cola black color with three fingers of cappucino foam head.
S-Dark stone fruit (plum) with clean roasted flavors and barely there chocolate notes with a bit of vanilla.
T-Follows the nose with plum followed by some slight, and sweet roasted notes.
M-Very creamy and sticky feel with medium body and low carbonation.
D-Pretty easy drinking and a solid example of a Baltic Porter; pairs very well with a spicy carnitas burrito.
05-29-2011 01:43:05 | More by samie85
Porteris from Aldaris
84 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.