Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 A clear golden (urine) yellow with a large diminishing white head. Mostly sweet, slightly sour aroma of cereal, honey, and soap with hints of straw and peach. Light-medium watery body with lively carbonation. Flavor is mostly sweet with honey, light bread, pepper and straw coming through. The sweetness is kind of odd and unfamiliar (adjunct related?). Somewhat astringent. Not really offensive, just not good. At least now I will have the 'Malt Liquor' style category filled.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Togda-to ia zhe pil i napil eto pivo, i dumal chto eto bylo takoe kliovoe. Akh, chto ia ne znal. . .
This beer is strong, that’s about it. Tastes like it was strained through a newspaper.
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
malty good,,, caramel, bread, nuts, toast, roasty, resin, floral, spruce, dough, earthy, leaves, alcohol, golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness,light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
minihame2 (249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow, minimal white head. Mild fruity aroma with some orange. Quite nice taste with slight sweetness. Soft mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Pretty good for the style.
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 ain’t 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.
lukedarock (238) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very strong alcohol flavor with sour sweetness, doesn’t look all that great, it’s below average only plus is its 8 percent lol
UnsofistaCat (238) - 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!
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.