robertjm (729) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty amber color. Same malty-ish flavor that seems to come out in most Eastern European lagers. Not very exciting, but there is an aftertaste present. Head that quickly dies. Palate is a little harsh. While I'd drink it again, its not something that I would run out of my way just to get.
rauchbier (3550) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep bronze with a good rocky cream coloured head. Though it was going to be a dunkle style but more of a spicy Vienna or märzen. Lemony citric aromas along with malt and a suggestion of coconut that follows through into the mouth with a spicy maltiness. Sweet chewy malty and alcoholic finish.
RichardGretton (4152) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great long lasting dense head from this brown beer. The flavour and aroma is prodominently mildly coffee, and a lot harsher than a dunkel. A great russian beer.