MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really awesome ruby red color with a nice head. Caramel and nut, perhaps a touch of raison in the finish. A surprising find, considering what I’ve heard about Russian beer.
RichardGretton (4237) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vimto appearance with a frothy head. The slight cherry flavour makes the drink a pleasant package. Hardly a dunkel though.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Chestnut color. A bit of Caramel and rasin but in the end......blah.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well I was expecting utter rubbish but I was actually somewhat surprised. Pours a gorgeous ruby amber clear under a light tan head. Light fruit and faint caramel roast aroma. Delicate smooth roasted fruity sweet start. Then I was waiting for something, bitter would have been nice, but it never arrived. The palate then stayed sweet and everything got even weaker all the way through to the ’unbitter’ end. A pity as it showed a lot of potential.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Red-golden with a medium head. Weak aroma, some sweetness though. Very smooth, slightly sweet malty taste. Sweet finish. Maybe a bit un-balanced.
Panzuriel (1295) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good beer. Nice german style dark full of texture and nice happy flavor. Try one today!
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, GBBF London. Chestnut/red colour good off white rocky head with lots of condition. Peppery spicy nose with hints of roasted coffee beans. Malty sweet bock like body but more like a Dutch bok. Sweetness remains and dominates finish to its detriment.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the murky waters of the Baltic comes this unremarkable dark lager. Once again, Baltika beers fail to make an impression on me. What can I possibly say about a forgettable, bland lager such as this.
bierkoning (10032) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma and taste have caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and chichorei.
My grandmother used to put Buisman (some kind of mix from sugar and chichorei) in the coffee to boost the flavor. This beer has about the same taste.