lukedarock (103) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent coffee like aroma with a nice head that doesnít go anywhere, taste isnt bad but there is a metallic like note, and that helps this go down smooth, a tasty different porter.
Rperez (102) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really enjoy this beer, hard to believe how smooth it is! Nice malts and caramel flavors!
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djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild hops and yeast aroma. Dark brown / root beer color with resilient tan head. Full, smoky, chocolatey, slightly sweet. Full body, slippery mouthfeel. Finishes sweetly but not sticky. A little alcohol at the end.
beerbiere (101) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brew topped by a nice foamy head, small bubbling and good retention. Smells of licorice, raisin, chocolate and some wood. Flavoris more on the sweet side. Creamy texture, body is lighter than an imperial stout without being thin; makes it easy to drink. My personal reference in terms of baltic porters, a very good after-dinner drink.
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good carbonation. Black as midnight. Nose is clearly a sweet, roasted coffee. Starts smooth, malty and strong coffee flavor, finishes with a little hoppiness and bitterness. A very good porter
rickyleepotts (96) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I havenít had a lot of baltic porters, but the one thing that sticks out is the metallic aroma/flavor. When I read this was a baltic, I was sad. But itís not bad... but it has that metallic aroma/flavor that I remember. It is good, thin, and easy to drink. That is dangerous, because it is 7% ABV. For a beer that comes from mother Russia, itís a nice offering, and I would only buy it again because of the price. Oh, and I am going to try this over ice cream!
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is very yeasty and somewhat malty. Taste is very sweet. Coffee / toffee, yeast, and malt heavily dominate the taste, with hops being pretty much nonexistant. Carbonation is satisfactory. Iím definitely not a fan of porters, so this was a bit hard to rate. Not something that I would buy again, but then again Iím not a porter fan.
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours black with dissipating tan head. Smells of roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, alcohol and slight metallic tinge. The taste reminds me of an imperial stout (albeit, a much lighter version) with its dark fruit and licorice flavor up front.
Mouthfeel is smooth and rather light for a beer this dark; the beer has good carbonation and isnít all that sticky. It finishes with a strong flavor of roasted malts, molasses and dark fruits. There is definitely a slight alcohol kick in the final notes.
The lingering flavor seems to be a mix of dark fruits, caramel, alcohol and licorice. Pretty decent brew for my first baltic porter. I couldíve used a bit more malt presence, but overall pretty tasty.
sistinas (93) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an almost opaque dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is malty with some toffee and dark fruits, though Iím getting a whiff of something vaguely metallic too. Taste is quite sweet, then melds into a more balanced malty flavor and ends on a slight hop note. Mouthfeel is on the thicker side. A solid porter but not complex enough to be great or amazing.
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - AUG 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 Pt. 9 oz. bottle. Poured black with dark red brown edges and an average size, mostly lasting creamy tan head. Aromas are heavy malt: coffee, cola, molasses, chocolate covered Turkish delight, and some faint alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, but never harshly so. Some notes of amaretto as the glass warms. Average carbonation, medium body, clean mouthfeel. Has many charcteristics of the imperial porter, but not as top heavy, and thus I find it more enjoyable. A pleasant surprise.