hembryggaren (45) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a baltic porter as a baltic porter should look, smell and taste. Deeply reed color, fine brown foam. A bit unbalanced aroma but fine bouquet. Taste a bit edgy but fine with food and fine to sip infront of the logfire.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like the Baltic Porters that I have tried, so one named "Baltika" had high expectations. I was only slightly let down by this dark watery porter. Big anice and sweet malts were the main notes overall. There is an odd aftertaste, but it may be the same carboard/grainy hops used in some of the other Baltikas.
JFGrind (1859) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had no prior knowledge on this beer when I picked up the bottle for $1.99 USD at a Jersey liquor store. Very surprised how well this beer was; adequate aroma (licorice), jet black color with ample tannish head, and a great mouthfeel. My tastebuds were well pleased with the dark roasted malt flavor, and hop aftertaste.
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aroma with strong hints of alcohol. Opaque body with light brown head. Some lace; almost fully, albeit slowly, eroding head. Nice flavor-surprisingly good. Better than the Baltika 4. Alcohol is evident, but not overbearing. A little bit on the creamy side.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth, Nice finish, excellent color. Typical Porter with lots of sweetness, but less of the medicine taste often found in Porters.
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Burned malty nose. Black coloured, brown head which dies quickly. Burned malty taste, moderate bitter. Boring beer.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best beer we tasted on tap. Usually you bring your own jar (as in jamjar). This one is dark in colour, but only slightly malty on the tastebuds.
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a big brown head. Aroma of malt and something I don't recognize. Flavor is slightly burnt and tootsie roll like.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich sweet and strong. Creamy brown head, firm body, tons of chocolate malt, slightly hoppy.
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, with sweet and smoky aroma. Flavor is richly sweet, with liquorice and plums. Really nice.