jjsint (270) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, - SEP 23, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly insipid copper brown appearance. No head, too much carbonation. Aroma strong on caramel, toffee and vanilla. Taste is unbalanced, going from something unpleasant to alcohol to pure sweetness. Sweetly pleasant aftertaste. You never know what you’re going to get from Baltika, but this one’s ok except for the jarring first taste.
77ships (3023) - 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 (2968) - 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 (944) - 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 (177) - Strasbourg, 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 (162) - 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.
boozedude (1461) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into glass..clear dark red pour .malty caramel raisen aroma..taste is decent for its style...jyst ok
Zarkam (200) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from supermarket in Vyborg, clear brown colour, small rocky beige head. Slightly roasty aroma of rye bread, caramel with notes of spruce and raisins, taste is slightly sweet with some sourness and alcohol. Soft carbonation, medium body, mildly sweet and boozy aftertaste. Quite drinkable and even somewhat interesting, especially for a Russian macrobrew.
Chudwick (1539) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half liter bottle - pours amber with khaki head. Nose is caramel and floral hops. Candy sugar and slight roast added when sipped. Sweet. Light medium body. Easy to drink despite the excessive sweetness. Glad I tried it.
beertholomeus (366) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber color with off white head. Caramel, malt, toffee and toast aroma. Caramel, malt, biscuit, toast, toffee and slight hop flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Caramel malt finish.
toml219 (198) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- Nice Clear Red with Tan head that has nice retention.
Aroma- light fruity sweet smell
T/P- Taste of raisin and prunes. With a sweet finish taste likes it smells
Overall- All in all not a bad beer, somewhat unique to what I have had before. Very drinkable would be good year round