GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2006
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Opaque, coffee brown color w/ a "maltine" cracker nose. Smells like malted saltine crackers. Pours full nectar. Minimal froth w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are bright and squeeky clean. Warming flavors of coffee, hay, bread, desiccated cherry, leather with just a touch of sweetness. A silky smooth texture, with a long finish. Very complex and well ballanced. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall; a fantastic specimen. Highly recommended.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 500ml. Simply great. Aromas of milk chocolate, burnt caramel, and flowers. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.
as (154) - Belgrade / Hamburg, - DEC 21, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Bottle in Berlin.One of the better porters I had in my life, really dark and beautiful black color, standard malty, caramel and chocolate flavors. I was quite surprised how easy it was to drink this beer, considering the style and the alcohol level.Great!
Malty_MacHops (630) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow exceptional beer! The aroma is full of malt like roast coffee and some toast notes. The beer is an opaque black with a nice thick tan head. The flavors are smooth and roasty. The bitterness is just enough to complement the sweet flavors. The palate is smooth silky and clean. Fantastic porter.
personalart (3) - RUSSIA - JUL 5, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
"Thick" beer. The aroma of caramel and coffee, sweet and spicy aftertaste. Warming beer. This is the best dark beer in Russia, which is in the bottle.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Color pours dark syrupy brown turning blackish as it levels into the glass, head is a supernatural light brown, much like that of parchment paper, so sad to see it go so fast. Leaves huge sheets of lace, nice. Smell is gorgeous with dark fruits, I detect cherry, melon, star fruit, and for sure bananas, hardly anything else, but who cares, this is awesome, its like a frickin fruit salad, super enchanting and pleasing nose. Tastes like no other I've had, mostly up front of banana and light, sweet roasted malt, very unusual and interestingly yummy. A bit like candied fruits but no sugary stuff, just the fruit, dark and rich. The feel is medium and quite full, very smooth and easy - no tricks to this creation. One fine porter with a bit of a different approach then most, and kudos to that.
yisratomp (22) - Aguascalientes, MEXICO - SEP 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Es deliciosa, tiene un color oscuro intenso y un sabor unico, me quito el frio inmediatamente y sabe muy bien con ostiones y chocolates
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bib bottle from Baruni’s in Baden, PA. Pleasantly surprised by just how good this was coming all the way from mother Russia. Drinking this made me proud to have the heritage and eager to try the other Baltikas which I hope to do very soon.
Elladan99 (15) - USA - JUL 29, 2001
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Dark brown with reddish tints and towering creamy lasting head. Sweet chocolaty with a distinct raisin/winey flavor. Long malty finish with a full body. Notes of asphalt creep in near the end. A fine full-flavored porter.