tomer (1678) - Rishon Le Zion, - NOV 16, 2006
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. heard some good things about this beer. but tasting it was a "bitter" dissapointment. the bitterness did not let any flavour come out. aroma was non existent. aftertaste was agreeable.
askewbrew (15) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out to a tremendous tawny head and very dark brown color. Aroma is smoky, roasty and malty. Flavor is a lagery, steely-clean yet roasty mix with a mocha finish. Mouthfeel is medium-full and creamy. Very good porter.
Beerkenstock (40) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drink cool (10-12°C)
Eye: pours a dark brown almost black (coke-like) colour. nice carbonation.
Nose: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, spices and licorice.
Mouth: roasted nuts and malts, dark chocolate, toffee, herbs, pepper, dark dried fruit such as plums and prunes, cranberry, raisins, red grapes, dryed and ripe banana. just a hitn of smoke.
Palate: roasted nuts and malts, dark chocolate, coffee is fading away. just a bit metallic in the end.
Overall: don’t drink this beer to cold, the taste won’t come out as it should. very complex beer with just the right amount of alcohol. really like it!
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasty, taste is bitter, chocolate.
murphious2000 (8) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good but foamy head goes away without lacing, has a thin mouthfeel, and no bitter aftertaste. A good porter to get someone interested in the style since it is very harmless and cheap.
VastActiv (2793) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 2011. Colour is almost black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee and roasted malts.
yliyliquor (3) - Kansas city, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a great buy. A very drinkable porter. Great for those hot days when you want a dark beer but need to quench your thirst.
kacyper (263) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml, bottle. Piana ładna gęsta, pozostaje do końca. Piwo czarne. Aromaty ciemnych słodów, palone, lekko kawowe. W smaku lekko kwaśne, słodowe, kawowe.
YantarCoast (61) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 500ml bottle. Deep black with small light brown head. Coffee and liquor aroma. Rich taste, goes down well despite it being 7%. A decent beer.
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Baltic porter with a creamy, beige head and full black colour; aroma caramel malts, coffee grounds, some molasses and dark fruits, taste very malty, chocolatey, slick mouthfeel, toasted bitterness filling the mouth. Don’t know if this is Russia’s best beer, but it would come as no surprise to me.
maxims (3) - - JUL 25, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best mass-product beer in Russia. This proves Baltica can produce great beer, but instead manufactures insipid lagers one after another :( As for beer itself, I would call it a model of baltic porter: very full bodied, coffee and chocolate aroma, mix of sweetness and bitterness. Just great.
NOTE: be careful, three bottles can easily knock you out.