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.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 (bottle) I was quite impressed by this. An aroma that I can only describe as chocolately-grapey. A flavor that stayed with me from the time my lips touched it to the time I swallowed - very consistent. Quite yummy. I wish I’d had another one.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with some red shown under light. The aroma is malt with a hint of licorice. The taste was initially that of a pleasant coffee followed quickly by the bittering hops and a sweet chocolate aftertaste. Thick tan head and active carbonation.
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks Luke! Pours stout black with tan head. Aroma of hops, roasted malt, dark fruits. Nice mouthfeel. Seems like a pretty decent representation of this style.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep blackish/brown with light creamy tan head. Size wasn’t great on the head, and it did dissipate - a minus for porters/stouts in my opinion. Not much to smell, though mine was slightly colder than need be. The Best Before Date was exceeded by 4 months exactly (to the day). But the taste was quite good. Not so hoppy like the description offers, but quite smooth with light coffee, hazelnut, and cream/creamy chocolate flavors. Very nice for a mild/calm brew.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A beer with potential, but the experience is destroyed by the artificial additive sweeteners the Baltika brewery use.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was a pretty darn good porter. It had a nice roasty taste. Molasses and coffee. Very thick. A little too sweet. Not all that complex.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours muddy black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is of cookies, roasted malts, dark chocolate, brothy with plum and smoke esters. Flavor is well balanced, roasted malts and coffee. Finishes on the sweeter side. Light to medium bodied, watery and oily, softly carbonated. Especially nice for only $1.99
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a very dark brown color (not quite black but close). Nice light brown head that quickly disappeared. Very light lacing on the glass. Scent reminds me of burnt coffee and a sweet fruit. Taste is very surprising compared to the rest this company has made this one actually stands out. Burnt coffee/caramel taste with a light hint of alcohol.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured black/ brown with a tan head. Aroma: Licorice/ Molasses/ Dark fruit. Super sweet molasses flavor/ resembles maple syrup. Tastes of fig. Was way too sweet for me.