ElGaucho (2285) - 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).
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled(500ml). -dark ruby coloured, little pale brown head, sweet malty and light roasted aroma with slight toffee notes, too sweet syrupy finish
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown-amber color. Regular dark beer with a lot of caramel, but not impressive (and tastes a bit like old beer).
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.
rauchbier (3651) - 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.
ectuohy27 (702) - 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)
leaparsons (8701) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite an odd beer. Similar to a malt liquor, but lighter. There are strong alcohol notes and a chemical nastiness in the finish.
omhper (20678) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Chestnut brown, Richly malty with soft mouthfeel. Still it gives a bold and clumsy impression, and points are also deducted for the syrupy finish and lack of complexity.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An amber beer with no head. The flavor is sweet and slightly bitter. An OK beer - but nothing special.
rok1024 (1192) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - MAY 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear dark appearancew with medium low head. Caramel and sweet aroma, very sweet taste. Average Dunkel.