RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dunkel appearance with slightly dark wheat beerish flavours, and a floury thick palate. Not too bad at all.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Black brown, low head and condition. Initial roast barley aroma soon overtaken by a solvent/alcohol note. More roast flavours in the mouth with hints of raisins but the finish becomes thick and syrupy-sweet.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought this beer in bottle at a market in Pskov, Russia. I was pleasantly surpised. It rivals Baltika 6 as the best Russian beer I've had (which isn't saying too much). Roasted malt aroma with some sweetness. Reddish brown body with white, frothy head. Avg. sized head that is mostly eroding. Looks like a coca-cola with less carbonation and with a frothy head. Not much lace to speak of. Flavor is rich and malty; dry and chalky. Pleasant. If I lived in Russia I would probably buy nothing but this and Baltika 6 (until I find another winner).
BeerSkull (1077) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear malty flavor with a slightly burnt nuance and with elements of sweet syrup, fruit and wine. Despite the rather special taste it’s surprisingly pleasant. If you find it’s definitely worth testing!
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 Sweet, malty and even slightly roasty aroma above the glass of beautifully ruby liquid. Taste is malty, winey, fruity (plums and cherries) with fine dose of bitterness in the aftertaste.
ectuohy27 (496) - ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sticky sweetness (flat cola notes evident, and this bottle isn’t that old--production date 2 months ago in Tatarstan), some toasted malt, almost bizarrely alkaline finish...that said, not terrible (I bet the earlier 6+ % abv version was better, but now it clocks in at 4.6% abv)
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bit like a stout - good and chocolately, with a rich flavour that hangs about conscientiously.
DinkingDutch (10) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’ve got it in the local Russian store. A very pleasant toasted taste. Excellent beer to enjoh next to a fire in cold days, but not quite so possibly in warm ones. Excellent beer nevertheless...