Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Basic brown color. Sweet, peaty, port-y, bitter arma (borders on smelling like a barley wine). Alcohol aroma and alcohol flavor. Tastes a lot like a barley wine, too. Sweet, malty, and rich.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a nice porter. Aroma was multi layered with rich roasted malt, dark chocolate and a strong whif of alcohol. Appearance was nice with big foamy light brown head. Flavor followed up the aroma and compares with some good imperial stouts. Very good.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark and thick brown color with a lasting, light brown head. The aroma is sweet and thick. Raisins, alcohol, dark chocolate, bitter coffee and plum dominate throughout. Again, the flavor is very sweet and thick. Beautiful combinations of dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, liquor and coffee. A very light, pleasant hop finish rounds out this marvelous beer. Extremely tasty, thick, chewy, and delectable, I'm really beginning to enjoy this style.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark foamy, everlasting head; Dark color; roasted coffee aroma with slight alcohol flavor that compliments raisin and coffee flavors.
jsquire (3866) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark beer with a thin tan head and a dark sugar nose. I tasted vanilla, coffee and bitter chocolate in here. Very dry finish.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big dark foamy head that is taking forever to die down.Dark opaque color.Roasted malt aroma,with a slight coffee aroma including some raisin possibly.Very roasted flavor dark as hell malty with a slight alcohol flavor making it's presence known.very little raisin flavor but a huge coffee flavor hits you hard.Slightly thick mouth feel some what syrupy,but not bad.The after tase is all coffee and roasted malt very bitter IMO.
I think the Sinebrychoff is a much better brew then this stuff but the russkies deserve a place as well in the beer world and this isn't bad at all.
jgb9348 (5232) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black in colour, with small bubbles rising on the edge of the glass. Great brown head which fades fast, and shows lighter shades on the very top. Strong flavour with a lot of malt and signs of chocolate. Medium bodied full of flavour! Good aftertaste, somewhat sweet, although some alcohol shines through. One of the best beers from the best polish brewery. Pick this one up if you can find it, and especially if its cheap! I got this for $1.81 for a large bottle...so its definately worth it!
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2003
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
The head of this beer cascades down as do some other dark beers but it appears that it has a slightly more oily character. Did not enjoy the taste of this beer as it reminded me a lot of soy sauce.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque oily appearance with fluffy light brown head. Sweet port aroma with some dark chocolate wafts through the air on alcoholic fumes. Body is semi-sweet, a tad thin and lacking the complexity the aroma promised. Finish is smooth, though, and masks its alcohol incredibly well.
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one starts off with a LOT of dark tan head, that cascades ALMOST in the Guinness fashion we all know. Aroma is very sweet and somewhat strong. It smells a lot like a very potent doppelbock, in all honesty...reminiscent of a Samichlaus, etc., though not QUITE as aromatically potent. Flavor is very nice, and certainly NOTHING like standard porters. A little sweet and rich, though not overpoweringly so. This is a very interesting beer, and definitely worth a try. Still very much like a potent doppelbock, in my opinion, but that's to its credit.