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 itís 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 canít be enjoyed if the weather starts to be hot so itís better if itís served cold.
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."
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.
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.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of black malt an almost burnt sugar aroma. The beer is black brown in color its large bubbled medium sized head is a light brown. A bit sweet and bitter hints of coffee. Good not exciting and that is how a porter is supposed to taste. The alcohol does let you know its there, not that that is a bad thing
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma presents malt and roast notes with a hint of dark fruit. Medium-thick creamy palate with little carbonation. Flavor is mostly malt and roast with hints of molasses, cherry and raisin.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black, with a small off-white head. Not a bad porter, though it does has that "strained through cardboard" aftertaste endemic to many Russian beers. Definitely has a strong kick to it. I can imagine myself drinking this at a kiosk on Nevsky Prospekt.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - MAY 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle BB 21/12/06) Roasted malty, slightly licorice and very slightly alcoholic aroma. Very dark red colour. Large, light brown, slowly diminishing head with fair lacing. Burned malty, average bitter, licorice and slightly coffee flavour. Medium to full-bodied and softly carbonated palate. An excellent porter! 14/05/06
Mainuh_man (259) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle. Pours black with a big, tan head. Aromas are fairly mild: bread, cereal grain and chocolat.e. Flavor is fairly sweet, with lots of chocolate and some roasted malt coming through. Finishes with some roasted malt bitterness, but sweetness remains. Medium-full body with a slick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, some nice malt character, but fairly unidimensional flavorwise.