invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Tomsk (Siberia). Jet black with some head to it. Smells roasted. The flavor is a bit too bitter in the roasted grains for my tastes.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black and thick with a respectable tan head. Gives off mouth-watering aromas of chocolate, molasses, licorice and port wine. Texture is full, smooth and slightly oily with sparing carbonation. Flavor is as luscious as the nose; sweet, but not cloying due to the 7% which is hidden well. Tastes of rich semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and molasses with a slight vinous quality. Reminds me very much of Anchor or Taddy Porter, only a bit beefier. Great stuff!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is dark as dark can be, beneath a big, bubbly, crackling tan head. Aroma is full of cocoa, nuts, and sweet candyish flavors. Medium body, light in texture, but really tasty, rich, satisfying. The ABV is 7%, but I didn’t feel it in the least. Wait a minute...okay, now I do! Very tasty, and a welcome surprise, an excellent porter, an enjoyable beer!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1st Tasted Porter from Russia. Very impressed by its smooth taste. Roasted. Sweet ...well balanced. Very Tasty.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost as black as can be, foam lost quickly. Sweet and fruity aroma was a surprise, somehow I waited this porter to have more bitter aroma. Very full body with fruity start. Fruitiness is cut nicely by convenient bitterness, not too dry like some "normal" porters, this is why I like this beer. Ends with warm palate and slightly sweet aftertaste. Very dimensional porter, reminds me little of our Finnish Sinebrychoff Porter.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark oily brown that was almost black. Thick tan head. Sweet aroma, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Nice full and creamy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. This is a great baltic porter. One of my favorites.
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very black, ok head.
Earthy, slighly sour roasted and smoked malt flavors.
coffee and chokolate aftertaste.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark reddish brown color with a medium beige head. Slight roasted coffee and lager aroma. Slightly sweet malt and burnt coffee flavors. Thin feel, crisp carbonation.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with red highlights and a beige head. The aroma and flavor were sweet...burnt molasses, chocolate, burnt bread, and some caramel. The feel was slightly thin...very crisp carbonation.
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received this from a friend returning from Russia. Pours a dark greasy black witha brown foamy head. Decent aroma - lots of chocolate and hints of coffee and molasses? Taste is quite pleasant, bitter with a tingly sweetness in the finish. Overall a fantastic porter that I would like to have more of.