pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with hints of red. Mostly diminishing light brown foamy head. Smells of cookie and molasses. Initially sweet taste with a slight alcohol finish.
Light bodied almost watery mouthfeel. Drinkable but probably won’t go out of my way to buy again.
noelM (160) - Málaga, Andalusia, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
La mejor para mí de todas las de Baltika. Una cerveza densa con aromas a café.
jice (158) - 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.
gildnerk (157) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark ruby red (black to the eye) with a tall, fluffy beige-brown head that dissolves into lace. Aromas are rather bright, with notes of grass, caramel and yeast. The taste is at first light and sweet, but works into a more robust, complex end wth an aftertaste of baker’s chocolate, molasses and prunes. The fruitiness at the end tends towards acidity. A multifaceted and enjoyable Baltic porter.
agent_511 (157) - - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a slightly caramel tint when held to the light and a moderate tan head. Some bready and caramel malt aroma. Roasty flavor with very mild sweetness and a hop bitterness and a slightly astringent finish. Lots of sparkling carbonation. Decent beer.
bastarda (156) - 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.
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this beer very similar to guiness. A dry coffee taste with a unique aftertaste. The color and aroma were nice.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice porter. Has a great roasted taste, coffee and malt. Looks just like a porter should. Has a nice smooth aftertaste, with just enough hops to make this very nicely balanced.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow. Having had Baltika’s lager, and having picked up the porter on sale for $1.36 US, I hardly had high expectations. But those expectations were met and exceeded by a wide margin. This was an excellent porter that was a deep, rich colour and had a wonderfully malty flavour that had depth with chocolate, caramel, and coffee notes. One of the great beer bargains.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best beer we tasted on tap. Usually you bring your own jar (as in jamjar). This one is dark in colour, but only slightly malty on the tastebuds.