baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2001
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
After definitely favorable reactions to the Baltika lager and dark beer, I regret to report that this one totally does not work for me. However, as Meat Loaf once said, two out of three ainít bad.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - APR 28, 2004
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottlted from local bodega- pours pale yellow white head,smells wack,lots of carbnation,tastes alright taste like beer not malt liquor, ok over all cheap too so it's ok
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16.9 oz bottle at Russia House. Probably should have had good Russian vodka instead of this one. Average macro aroma. Only thing working for it is high alcohol content.
UnsofistaCat (237) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nasty. I bet the communist made junk was better. Stalin Stout or some crap like that. Yuck!
Stuedmaster (226) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of honey and corn syrup. Pours clear gold with a decent soapy white head that leaves lacing. Flavor is syrupy sweet, not enough balance, very grainy and sweet. Has a nice alcohol kick, some Russian hooch for your gullet. Itís better than most American macros, at least itís neither a dirty fermentation nor dominated by adjunct grains. Cloyingly sweet, like a corn syrup bomb, donít think I will repeat.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - MAY 2, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Lacks body, color comes across as a watery blond rather than light straw. Its saving grace though was a honey sweetness that comes through. Not much aroma to speak of.
NPRugby11 (219) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprisingly easy to drink considering its alcohol content, mild sweet taste.
Toomio (218) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hyvš peliolut. Ruski Ruski. Tampere, 7 wonders ja Tretjak avasi olympiatulen. Hyvš lager.
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 The beer had a slightly dark yellow color, and a lot of flavor. It gets a thumbs up from me.
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear, light gold pour w/ little head. Mildly hoppy aroma. Lightly carbonated mouthfeel and mild malty flavor with a tinge of hop bitterness. sweetish finish. A pretty light, mild beer for being labeled "Strong" and 8%.