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Porteris - Aldaris

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Latvia

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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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-11-2013 22:13:31 | More by dmorgan310
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-01-2013 12:40:24 | More by Noelito76
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-06-2012 06:26:24 | More by OregonGrown7
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cortez

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-12-2012 04:58:06 | More by cortez
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flagmantho

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 05:31:33 | More by flagmantho
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-31-2012 15:13:44 | More by NickyDee21
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-24-2012 05:18:05 | More by beerdhabelly
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-14-2012 06:05:31 | More by shelby415
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 03:43:55 | More by jmdrpi
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fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

04-19-2012 03:16:01 | More by fountainofyouth
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animal69

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-29-2012 05:02:09 | More by animal69
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-05-2012 16:57:22 | More by LJWalker
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superjose

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-01-2012 02:28:41 | More by superjose
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-08-2012 01:47:01 | More by JohnK17
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 02:56:03 | More by tempest
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 17:14:26 | More by thekevlarkid
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Scout11

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-02-2012 15:39:27 | More by Scout11
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FDNYemt

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 22:51:43 | More by FDNYemt
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 01:51:34 | More by puboflyons
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-19-2011 04:45:45 | More by BeerThursdays
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MNJR

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 21:44:01 | More by MNJR
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Bookseeb

Washington

2.63/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 01:27:55 | More by Bookseeb
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metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 01:39:04 | More by metter98
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samie85

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 01:43:05 | More by samie85
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jlb502

California

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$2.29 for 500ml. Batch number on the back says 1.12.06. Assuming that's the brew date, this beer is now more than five years old.

Looks great. Pours a somewhat syrupy blackish brown.

Initial smell is prunes, prunes, prunes but it really smoothes out after a minute or two and reveals some woody, musty notes. There's definitely some oxidation (cardboard) but it's actually pleasant and adds to the complexity.

Initial taste is super-sweet, creamy prune juice. Sugary sweet like a three or four sugar coffee. Not that it tastes like coffee at all (there's no roast, it's not that kind of porter) but that's how I would characterize the sweet character.

It's hard to tell with some beers, but either I got used to the sweetness after a few sips or it became less sweet after sitting and breathing. Don't get me wrong, it's still definitely a sweet beer but I was able to enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 03:01:39 | More by jlb502
Porteris from Aldaris
84 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.