jsquire (3985) - 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 (5325) - 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.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice black color and thick, creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty; chocolate like. The flavor is of roasted chocolate, coffee, fruit, and licorice. Alcohol is also present. This is a very good beer. Much more than I expected. It has a good complex flavor.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 poured an evil dark with a nice thick creamy milky tan head..there peaked through the darkness but drizzles of red gleam..a roasted, lagery, chocolate-milk and berries aroma with hints of alcohol..heavy metallic at first with powered cocoa flavors coming through too and a chocolatey sweet aftertaste..artificial tasting though and not too refreshing because its a tad too sweet and sticky..oh well, not the worse in the world
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
very dark and almost too sweet for my taste. I also found it to be much heavier than other porters that i have had.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too shabby. I wasn't expecting much, and I was pleasantly surprised. A bit too sweet, came out tasting like a doppelbock. With a nice caramelly kick, and a strange head that had large bubbles mixed in with a long lasting, fine, beaded head.