JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, - JAN 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge yellow-beige head; dark brown beer with Burgundy highlights. Very fruity nose, oranges and strawberries mixed, with a little grape and liquorice thrown into. Nose dulls towards liquorice cookies in the finish. Unpleasant liquorice taste - purely the japwater (boiled liquorice gel) of my youth. Burnt, rubbery edge around thin watery liquorice tea. Thin, aggressively burning MF. Disappointing, and not very Baltic, IMO. Kiev Vikings lost their touch after all the centuries?
culchiem (2029) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at green week Berlin. Black with a light red hue. Aroma and flavour of toasted malt with a light vanilla cream. Palate is dry roast.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A rating from an old notebook. Very attractive dark ruby/brown, thin tan head. Fantastic aroma of dark chocolate and fruitcake. Unfortunately the taste doesn’t compare to the smell as this is quite a thin and metallic beer albeit with a quite satisfying roasty malt. Not sure that I’ve ever had a beer with an aroma and taste so far apart.
madmitch76 (12082) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th April 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Rich treacle and marmite porter. Good carbonation. Not dry or bitter. Malty finish.
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(gr-btl bk/gl-lbl, Obolon Brewery in Fastov, 7%, 500ml, 10¢/oz)
lct-mhgy, thin tan head, too^-co2, med body.
cinnamon-bun coffee fresh-hop aroma.
T1 malt-sweet sour-fresh-hop.
T2 §coke dark-fruit brandy-alchl.
T3 §bready(pretzel-crust) walnut earthy-hop.
^drinkable first pint.
Christian (10354) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown with no head. Fruity apple aroma with a cardboard note. Sweet and fruity flavour
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-brown with mild sediment and a medium tan quickly fading head. Aroma of caramel, raison, soy sauce and dark fruits. Taste of caramel, dark fruits and mild chocolate. Medium mouth feel that is somewhat oily.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours a brown color with a huge frothy head. Slight roasted malts and big dark fruits in the aroma... raisin and dates. Taste is roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, raisins. Full bodied.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle in trade from RCL- thanks! Served in shaker- poured very dark brown with ruby and black tints, low carbonation, clumps of light brown foam for a head that tried it’s best to lace along the glass. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt seems a little burned to me, a note of caramel in the middle, finish has a pleasant alcohol/sweet note. Interesting brew.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deepo brown pour with a thin off white head. Oxidized cxardboard fills the glass, with a hint of chocolate.