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.
MRMedellin (227) - 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.
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.
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.
jice (220) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Je ne suis pas un fan des bières brunes, mais celle-ci passe bien, elle rentre dans mes exceptions. Belle mousse, arômes de caramel. Intéressante.
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!
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.
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I was at a Russian rock show so I thought this would be appropriate to drink there. This beer is definitely one of the best Baltikas out there.
Raistlin (214) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This beer was pretty bad. I couldn’t finish it. While it looks great, brown colour with tan head, it tastes quite awful. It has a very sweet flavor. It has quite bad aftertaste as well.