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Porteris - Aldaris

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBob on 09-12-2002)
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Photo of keith_wayne
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Lagunitas mason jar glass.

Appearance: dark brown to black. Shined a 600 lumen bike light through it and it had a burgundy to maroon shade. Not a lot of head and minimal lacing.

Smell: Lots of malts and a little fruit (cherry).

Taste: Malts dominate this brew. A little cherry. Not much hops. Sweet but in a good way. I get no taste of alcohol. Very smooth and pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Solid medium body.

I like this beer. I asked the beer guy at the store for a good malty porter and he suggested this. It was a home-run. Sweeter than most of the Baltic Porters I have had, but this is a solid beer. I bought 3 of these and had one last week and liked it. Just opened the second tonight and feel the same way. I sipped it over the course of an hour. Taste is pretty constant from cold to room temp. This is not a complex beer (mainly malt favor) but is a beer I will keep on hand. Price was $1.89 for a 16.9 oz bottle.

keith_wayne, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of draftpunk
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

draftpunk, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of foxyaardvark27
4/5  rDev +7.8%

foxyaardvark27, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Chrily
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Chrily, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

dmorgan310, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Noelito76, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +7.8%

OregonGrown7, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of cortez
4/5  rDev +7.8%

cortez, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

flagmantho, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of NickyDee21
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

NickyDee21, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of beerdhabelly
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

beerdhabelly, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

shelby415, May 14, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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!

jmdrpi, May 11, 2012
Photo of fountainofyouth
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

fountainofyouth, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of animal69
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

animal69, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LJWalker, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of superjose
3/5  rDev -19.1%

superjose, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +7.8%

JohnK17, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

tempest, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

thekevlarkid, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Scout11
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Scout11, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of FDNYemt
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

FDNYemt, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of puboflyons
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

puboflyons, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of BeerThursdays
4/5  rDev +7.8%

BeerThursdays, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of MNJR
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

MNJR, Nov 06, 2011
Porteris from Aldaris
84 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.