sickassmick (227) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
smelled really good. drank this one kinda slow and let it open up a bit. lots of good chocolate caramel flavors and warm alcohol. really impressed with how good this beer was for 1.99/pt. may buy it again, more of a winter beer. The Baltikas I’ve had are not bad stuff.
Welley_Alves (226) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ótima baltic porter russa. Cor escura, corpo médio com boa formação de creme bege, pouco persistente. Aroma de malte torrado, café, na boca sobressaindo o gosto intenso do malte, lembrando chocolate. Bom amargor, equilibrando a mistura. Final sedoso, com médio amargor. Ótima breja!
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justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Reviewed on: 3-13-13
Appearance: Very dark brown (looks black) with a thick foamy white head.
Aroma: Malt notes (toffee, caramel, bittersweet chocolate) with an interesting sweetness (almost a candi sugar-like smell) in the background. An unexpected slightly boozy presence.
Taste: Slight roast, mostly malt (bread, caramel, toffee) and a milk chocolate sweetness present. There is a bit of a metallic note in the finish and aftertaste that comes out a little bit as the beer warms. Not particular exciting, but certainly not “bad.”
Mouthfeel: Noticably thin. Slight carbonation, but not tepid.
Overall: This is a decent porter, nothing crazy. I could see myself drinking this on a warm day if it were chilled. The thin mouthfeel lends some decent drinkability to it that surprised me.
bastarda (224) - 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.
vulcanmeister (222) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a minimal beige head. Sweet malt aroma with chocolate and light hops. Smokiness and light fruity finish with a touch of bitterness. A most enjoyable brew.
HampshirePhil (220) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle - Black brownish colour with creamy white fizzy frothy. Quite a weak taste for a porter but not unpleasant in anyway. Slightly too carbonated.
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint .9fl oz Bottle: Pours deep brown w/ a nice brown head. Aroma is dominated by sweet malts w/ some caramel peeking through & a bit of grain. Flavor is heavy on the roasted malts. A bit on the sweet-side up front then a nice bitter bite. Caramel & burnt coffee w/ a little nip of alcohol present. Nice & smooth, me likey.
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, deep reddish-black with a short tan head that lasts. Malty nose with licorice all through this rather sweet porter. Dates, ripe plums and molasses all present. Medium carbonation, medium-bodied. Sweet finish with a faint resinous hops aftertaste. If they could make this drier, introduce some hop flavors, and keep the licorice, I’d love it. But then it would be Coopers Extra Stout!
MRMedellin (217) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - AUG 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I tried at a Russian restaurant in Bogota, when it’s poured in the glass whe can see a dark brown beer with a non persistent brown creamy foam head. The taste is quite good being evident the roasted malt flavor. The end is a little bit dry. As some porters can’t be enjoyed if the weather starts to be hot so it’s better if it’s served cold.
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bune noire, mousse marron claire bien persistante. Peu de lacings.
Toastage chocolat-café, sucrée. Houblonnage peu perceptible au nez.
En bouche pareil, par contre légère amertume donnant de la longueur et rondeur. Mais rien d’exceptionnel. Fin de bouche plutôt sucrée.