SVD (779) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, black beer with a small head aroma is roasted and malty, Taste is roasted, malts, some coffee, hint of liquorice. nice.
Jamesthebrit (331) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Because I needed more ratings in March and I needed Russia. Grabbed this at the farmers market.
Aroma is rummy. Metallic. Oak. Walnut.
Appearance is brown from the bottle. Dark in the glass almost black.
Taste is boozy earthy. Rum note. Woody. Balanced. Definitely porter like.
Plate is smooth. Medium body.
Really this drinks like something barrel aged. Carbonation is a little lower. Smooth on the palate. Booze is balanced. This is a really solid Porter and I’m not just saying that because im afraid a Russia spy will off me if I said otherwise. Not super roasty like a stout. Honestly this is the epitome of what I think of as a Baltic Porter.
mamamikazala (7) - GERMANY - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Calkiem przyjemny karmelowy aromat. Piana dosc kiepska, szybko opada i niby oblepia szklo, ale jakos tak slabo. W smaku dobre piwo, choc jak na PB troche mu brakuje ciala.
bastarda (172) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by bartlebier - thank you! - and with Hugi @homebrew Feb.; my first Baltic Porter; pumpernickel nose, then hints of wild strawberries and sherry; taste sets on with pumpernickel as well, dissolving into maltiness, mild roast, some chocolate notes, subtle bitterness, well-balanced. A subtle, harmonious beer.
mabuzzer (243) - SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours thick, black and with a fizzy head that disappeared quickly. Sweet, malty, toffee aroma, taste has liquorice, malt, caramel, treacle. Most enjoyable
Grumbo (809) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Rasputin’s, Ipswich. Pours almost black with a tan colour head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and caramel, quite sweet. Taste less sweet, with a light roasted bitterness. Body medium, texture is slick, average carbonation.
bartlebier (2474) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl proud&stout emblematic Slavic butilka, this Baltika, - spasiBaris Idiasynkrasia! Surprisingly balanced and well-rounded beer, hiding an expert mix of dark malts chocolate, maltose syrup-induced dark fruit caramels, dry raisins and hop spice (aged/roasted raisin peel) beneath a deep maroon body. Light alcohol, manageable sweetness, pleasant yeast profile, mouthfeel like raisintanned leather.
fugitive (1550) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color black with small head. Aroma fruits, metal, caramel. Taste sweet, caramel, chocolate, bitter.
Filipbeer (115) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense dark brown colour. Slightly brown and long head. Quite good lacing.
Malty aromas: caramel, chocolate and toffee. Also fruity: dark fruits and banana. The later are clearer in mouth. Prune and resins are also perceived in. Qualitatively good aroma but the intensity is a bit poor in mouth (retro-nasal).
Sweet taste with a bit acidity. Bitterness is enough to compensate the sweetness. In general the flavour is equilibrated but not very intense.
Good carbonation and medium body. The end is dry but not very long.
This beer is not very complex and flavour is not very intense for the style but it makes you have a good time.
__Rb81 (340) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Murphy’s Law. Pours dark with a fast disappearing beige head. Aroma of chocolate syrup, ash, salty licorice, roasted malts. Taste is sweet, roasted malts, licorice, chocolate. Quite creamy mouthfeel. Bit watery in the end, aftertaste of dark chocolate, licorice and roasted malts. Not bad, especially for the price.