steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouors opaque with creamy light brown head which dissipates after about two minutes. Chocolatey aroma with little hop nose. Smooth velvety, malty body with slight hop bitterness. Nice silky finish. Pleasant beer. The Russians have done this one well.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black on the pour with a lively, quick head - good amount of carbonation. Not a terribly thick beer despite the dark color. My first beer of this type (Baltic Porter). Taste is much like that of Baltika 4. Sweet, roasted caramel malts with a fair amount of bitterness at the finish. Not a repeat buy for me as there was nothing noteworthy about this brew. Still, not bad, though.
Raistlin (273) - 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.
MRMedellin (273) - 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.
Teran (273) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 "Must try beer", even if you are not a fan of the monster brew companies. Very complex, almost black. The only one beer with the taste of the sea and that is exactly the taste of some north sea. Let us say: Baltic Sea. Also: sophisticated leather taste. Very special and very different . CUIR DE RUSSIE.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty, raisin, cherry, chocolatey aroma. Pours a beautiful dark brown with a nice light brown head. Flavor is kind of roasty, mild sweetness. not too appealing though. Decent beer, but nothing out of the ordinary.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark. Frothy, short-lived head. Aromas of burnt toast, espresso, and toffee. Clean, well-balanced taste, no smokiness and balanced hoppiness. Very enjoyable, alone or with food. I had it with pork schnitzel and fried potatoes. Russian "Breakfast of Champions."
Rulymel (269) - SPAIN - MAR 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee and roasted malts not so intense as I expected. Decent porter but little bit poor. I liked but I would like to find more in.
fullers (269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Armenian Restaurant, Sennaya District, Saint Petersburg. Dark Brown to black with thin brown head. Sweetish roast malt aroma. Taste sweetish chocolate and caramel lingering bitter aftertaste. Decent beer.
jice (265) - 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.