imdownthepub (12676) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from the East European Supermarket, High St. Banbury. Black with off white short lived head. Initial flavour of dry caramel, burnt, liquorice but quite sweet at the same time. A little chocolate, maltiness, the carbonation is fairly heavy. Reasonable but not mind blowing.
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/2 liter bottle poured a clear, dark reddish black with a lasting tan head. Aromas of raisins, figs, and molasses. Palate was light and smooth. Flavors of molasses, toffee, and figs with a smooth, lingering finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of roasted marshmellow. metallic, and chocolate. Toasted malt flavore with a very dry finish.
Christian (12551) - 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
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at 99 Bottles, pours dark brown / black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and some sweetness. Flavour is similar - sweeter than I’m used to for a porter - definitely Baltika’s best beer by far.
Lubiere (12363) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark porter with a thick compact dark brown head, beautiful. In aroma, sweet fruity molasses, with light maple and maderization, very nice. In mouth, a nice smooth sweet porter with maple butter and dark fruits, veering on bock territory, surprising.
Benzai (12338) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, though not completely opaque. In light a slight red glow is visible. About 1 cm beide head disappearing fast. Smell wort, coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Light bitterness. Pretty complex taste all things considered. Taste is good, carbo ok, body medium to full.
bierkoning (11941) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoked malt aroma. Full bodied. Sweetish beer with roasted malt, fruity (raisins). Bitter finish. Excellent beer!
jcwattsrugger (11899) - 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.
thewolf (11875) - 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.