Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JAN 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 500 ml. Sweet, malty with some caramel. Maybe a hint of metal. Didn’t like it.
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. bottle. It pours a nice clear dark copper red color with a thin khaki head. The aroma is pretty nice with dark bready malts, hazelnut, some caramel and hints of cocoa. Maybe a tad heavy on the caramel. The flavor is caramel, bread with just a hint of cocoa and rye spice near the finish. Decent enough mouthfeel, but the body is a bit on the thin side. Not bad.
blackisle (705) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red copper, creamy tan head, good retention, nice lacing; sweet roasty malt nose, licorice, candy syrup, dark fruit, lemon, smoky, cinnamon; roasty sweetbitter taste that lingers on in the aftertaste, bit acidity and spices; rather thin creamy texture on the verge of watery, medium body.
angel77 (951) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella de 50 cl en casa. Octubre de 2013. No está del todo mal con sabores tostados y algo dulces se deja beber bastante bien. Cuerpo ligero - medio. Se podria repetir.
kraddel (3131) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours warm darkred/brown, clear , good white head
smells what i refere to as ’ german’ . darker malts, some caramel
bit sugar, dry caramel earthyness, darker malts, walnuts , hazelnuts . smooth drinkable, if it wern’t that i dont like the taste .
at least, here i can see why people think its good
77ships (3798) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Anna Maria in Antwerp. German import like most of the East-European goods available at these kinds of stores in Belgium. Bottled on 07.04.2013. Clear amber / brown & mainly copper with little in the way of a head. Smells like caramel additives, biscuit, faintly metallic, herbal & very syrupy. Taste is bitter herbal syrup, coca-cola, caramel additives, odd herbal notes more towards the back, dark bread (rye seems logical after I read the description), lingering bitter herbs & coca-cola syrup notes in the back, slightly vegetable, faintly metallic. Kind of odd all this additional flavours & feels tampered with. Considering that this is a macro dunkel from Russia, this is not bad actually. It is not super but I actually have no particular objections to this nor do I have any issue drinking this. It doesn’t hold a candle to the actually pretty nice Baltika 6. As it warmed up it revealed more overripe strawberry notes & some fruits, improving, don’t drink this one too cold.
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark, translucent, deeply-tinted red, amber lager. You can pour it with half a pint of head but that settles to a 3/16" film before you can make it from the kitchen out to the back deck. The aroma is decidedly malty. The flavor is trashy dark malt, "stainless" steel, and bad, read gummy. The aroma becomes very gummy shortly after warming as well. Mouthfeel follows. I might be sick. Damnnit. Lacking professionalism anymore, I don’t feel compelled to finish it. Id have to be way deeper in than I am now to think any more highly of this Russian bunk.
MarcoDL (2186) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standard east European dark beer. Caramal malt and some light use of rye. Decent, not special.
Calisky (724) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couleur caramel sombre. Peu de mousse. Bon arome de malt grillé et épicé. Gout doux malté avec des notes de pain d’épice. Fin de bouche légere un peu malté. Pas mal;
patxa (189) - MEXICO - OCT 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Semi oscura ycarbonatada, con fuerte aroma a lupulos, semi amarga, paladar seco pero no consistente. Cuerpo ligero a medio.