Iphonephan (4437) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle shared at home. Pours a clear dark amber with an ecru head. Aroma of dust and malt. Flavors of butterscotch. Moderately sweet with a smooth finish.
makenzi (39) - SLOVENIA - DEC 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 05L @ home; pours clear red-amber with light brown, good lacing head. Aroma is malty, caramely, toffee and floral. Taste is smooth, sweet caramel, licorice and just enough bitter to round up the palet. Medium body, medium carbonation. Overall, it’s a pleasent and drinkable, well balanced baltic bock.
panzerwolf (183) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark copper with little head. Has a kind of dark taste with syrup, some sweetness. Toasty malt, maybe a little too sweet for my tastes, but ok.
slowrunner77 (7091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a smooth, pretty tasty, kind of unassuming beer. not as good as their porter (6) but good enough to enjoy. a little lighter, and a little sweeter...
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smells like artifical additive chemicals, alcohol and soy. Dark brown with pretty foam, a lot of malt and a lot of artificial tastes.
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from local Eastern European shop. Pours a rich red-amber, looks like it will have malty/Dortmunder flavours. However aroma and flavours are a little thin, not much going on. Was hoping for more maltiness & body.
djoeye (2430) - Tromsř, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep off-white towards tart-creamy white head. Ruby-copper-brown fine coloured body, clear.
Aroma; fruity caramel malts, candied fruits, raisin, leaves, earth, dusty hops. Taste; prunes’ style caramel malts, syrupy bread, raisin, sweet dough. Lively carbonation. Sweet finish with prunes in front. Very sweet dark beer. I’d wish Vladimir were sweet as this... [50cl brown embossed special bottle, abv5.6%, BB18.01.15]
YantarCoast (481) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear red-brown with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts. Caramel taste. Very drinkable.
Dermi (769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
50 cl, bottled. Pours bubbling, clear red with a nice creamy wheat head. Aroma: Caramel, roasted malt, sugar. Taste: Noticeable sweetness, balanced bitterness. Malty flavours, some caramel. Sweet, yet quite balanced. Syrupy notes. Body: Light-medium body, some carbonation. Malty aftertaste. Not bad but probably won’t be buying again anytime soon.
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5l bottle in Belgrade. Reddish brown with off white head. Amber caramel malt aroma, medium sweet and banana bread body. Cloyingly sweet, but decent darker lager in a way.