loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, but definitely too pale for a porter. I would categorize this as a brown ale. The taste was very mild for a porter. Pretty good beer.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale for a porter- more red then black; Head had good density and was khaki colored; Cola and caramel in the nose. Upfront, nice mouthfeel- alcohol decently represented. Roasted flavors are hanging out.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick head and a rich red amber body reminiscent of a strong ale. Sweet, ambrosic malt aroma with a comparable taste--that has a spike of cherriness in it. Nice on the palate, having a sweet careml body with lower, deep notes. Surprisingly good
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark copper color with a fluufy tan head. Head retention good with lace. A brown porter by style. Aroma of chocolate malt and some malt sweetness. Flavor very light with some other sugar flavors which distract form the malt. A basic brown ale.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Head completely disappears within a minute. Funny artificial aroma, fizzy watery palate with a weak taste.
airen99 (20) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is tough to place. It’s not REALLY a porter. It seems like someone took Newcastle and mixed it half and half with a porter. Alcohol aftertaste, medium aroma, and definitely very light (for a porter). Decent drinking, but not spectacular.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit too light body, but a nice, complex taste with an alcoholic kick.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 23, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was expecting a baltic porter. Definitely not a baltic porter. Little head, and an alcohol nose. Very light, more like a bavarian dark lager,... a poor one,... with a strong taste of alcohol,... and not much behind it. BOOOOHISSSS!
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong alcoholic nose, balanced with roasted grains. Good baltic porter.
robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 18, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is an interesting beer. Body is too light for style. The color is a gorgeous red. Hold a light up to it, and you’ll see what I mean (about the body too). Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a head. Pretty hoppy for an Eastern European brew, but I think that’s what makes it memorable, as opposed to other Eastern European beers that you forget about 10 minutes after you drink them. I’ve bought it before, and I’ll buy it again when I’m in the mood.