eRock_2013 (141) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This russian import is a nice full bodied and flavorful option. Appealing dark brown color. A heavy malty forward taste with a coffee and dark chocolate aftertaste. A отлично& пиво!
---R via Beer Buddy
Erzengel (1696) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
0,5l glass-bottle. BB 03.06.07 Rating from 2007
Schön rot-braun im Glas, beiger Schaum. Das Bier als solches ist leicht röstmalzig-herb, schon leicht alkoholisch. Die malzige Bitternote wird im Hauptteil intensiver. gerade so nicht zu süß. Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang, etwas weniger herb und röstmalzig-süßlich. --> Vielleicht doch etwas zu süß und etwas zu alkoholisch - aber durchaus trinkbar.
andregoncalves (991) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from mix markt, lisbon. Color is light copper gold with white head. Body is thin to medium. Taste is light bitter and sweet. Aroma is caramel, rye, malt, molasses. Ok!
imdownthepub (9448) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml from Grosik European Supermarket, Banbury. Reddy brown with short lived off white head. The first impression is of syrup, almost like a treacle syrup, mouth-coatingly so with a boiled sugar background. Fortunately a fruity, malty flavour shows through eventually offering a little redemption, making it drinkable. Not one to return to for me but finished much better than it started.
beikes (120) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It could be worse I guess, and this brew is by no means intimidating or deterrent. It just a little too little.. Kind of flat and malty. Hops used are cheap grain, so there’s a risk of that metal taste in your mouth. Malts are indifferent and more likely to be overruled by some light sirup. If you do enjoy this style of beer, go for the Pizza Port Junkle if you can get your hands on it. This is pretty much a low end Dunkel.
Iznogud (282) - 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 (2778) - 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 (423) - Amsterdam, 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 (437) - 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 (2329) - 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 (3260) - 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.