Rasmus40 (11523) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and liquorice. Flavor is rather sweet and light bitter.Roasted bitter and sweet finish. Easily the best I’ve had from Baltika. 050311
bhensonb (11275) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The mouthfeel is a bit thin. It’s a bit fizzy. Aroma of toast and chocolate? Finish is chocolate and a light bitterness. A fruity ester I can’t attribute. It’s not Gonzo, but it’s good.
chrisv10 (11250) - DENMARK - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle from Salling. Very dark brown with medium light brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and hops.
Christian (11219) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel and bready malt. Sweet chocolate and cocoa powder flavour
thewolf (11193) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Butik Moskva, Cph. Dark hazel brown with a bubbly caramel brown head that fizzes along, but still takes some time to diminish. There is a little lacing. Aroma is a little sweet, dried fruits and a little chocolate. Quite crisp carbonation, quite lively - needs to warm up a bit for me. Flavour is filled with roasted malts, chocolate, raisins, a small viniousness and a well-rounded mild bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (11115) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle-pours a big, rich foamy tan head that laces and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-chocolate, dark fruit, some sweetness. Taste is roasty dark malt-tart/some licorice, chocolate, some dark fruit, slight sweetness, some earthy hops sharpness. Medium/full body. OK/mild carbonation.
rlgk (11049) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle at Delirium Cafe, Brussels) Dark amber, almost black. Small brownish head. Aroma from grapes, vanilla, figs and some chocolate. Malty chocolate flavor with licorice. Some bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown, wispy beige head, sweet chocolate and caramel aroma, lots of sweet chocolate flavor, nice dark fruit character, light roasted character provides a touch of bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Pinball (10873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
comes in a nice russian looking specially shaped bottle with a logo carved into the glass (prettier than the RB photo)
clear very dark brown small light brown head.
aroma of brown sugar, dark roasted malts, semi-dark caramel, spicy note that could be very slightly smoke or peat, mild dark beer / porter aroma.
flavor is brown sugary sweet, natural licorice, faint roasted grains, hops bring some faint honey like flowery and some pine or grapefruit notes. ends hard roasted , faint charcoal,licorice, aftertaste is roast ,charcoal and licorice. Quite a lot of taste for a "macro" porter, but it does not get as heavy as some of the extreme brews of recent time. Nice licorice, roasted grainy porter with a good alc% and a nice roasted aftertaste.
gunnfryd (10859) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, fruit, caramel. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, hop, fruit, chocolate. Medium to full body. Nice beer.