zenkis (485) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours pale yellow, with light white top, no lasing. aroma of too sweet, honey, sugar aded beer, also some robust spicy-herbal hops, light intensity. And taste is again too sweet, like nothing more only sugary-water. the same syrupy palete, medium body, long discustingly sweet finish. Start to think that it is very hard to brew good imperial pils or lager. although this one is not so alcoholic.
Kavu (1896) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
0,5l bottle from Alko. Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is malts and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts with plenty of alcohol. Awful.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle @ Porterhouse Dublin. Is that sauerkraut, anise, and corn syrup all in one quaff?
nealblind (464) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head that lingers. Aroma of grapes and basil, Golden malt flavor. Some sugary mouthfeel, but quite dry for the percentage.
wildbeercat (320) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
16.9 fl oz / 500mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Faint cereals, especially corn. Not a lot of malt. Slightly acidic. Some sweetbread.
Appearance: Transparent bright yellow; no head.
Taste: White bread. Sweet corn. Nothing else. Points for being non-offensive, lack of points for being horribly dull.
Palate: There and then gone. Not persistent, light-medium body.
Overall: I donít understand how Baltika can make amazing beers like the 6 and 8 but then make mediocre beers like the 2, 5, especially the 7, and the 9. :( not impressed at all. You canít make a bland, flat beer with 8% abv and expect it to be amazing; thatís not how it works. Beers need depth and character. Baltika 9 lacks both.
lusikka (5169) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a clear pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of very sweet and pungent sweetness and some grains. Flavour of strong grainy malts, alcohol, very sweet caramel and strong alcohol notes. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a dry, sticky, sweet, malty, grainy finish. Alcohol comes through a lot. Wonít drink this again.
BoostIPA (1050) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. This is a straight up malt liquor. Green apple, sugar. No appreciable hop character. Good for a buzz.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Appearance: Golden with a white head.
Aroma: Mild grass with a bit of skunk.
Flavor: Light malt and alcohol.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A Russian malt liquor. Just say nyet.
sharkweek (99) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
On the nose I detected the faint scent of Hobo. The beer had only two flavors, alcohol and water. This beer pretty much sucked on all fronts except one. I am a soldier who just got into the kygyck republic and this is what they serve us. It is almost 9% so it helps to get you drunk. Avoid this disgrace if you have the chance.
Holy (834) - GERMANY - MAR 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle enjoyed somewhere while waiting to go somewhere else... Lager. Decent. Drinkable.