AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standard dunkel. Deep red brown color, diminishing head. Malty sweet aroma, taste is much the same. Light bodied and smooth. Decent, but nothing special.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent dunkel, no where near Ayinger. OK roasted malt aroma. Dark brown, slightly translucent appearnce with a small light tan head. Sweet syrup, caramel flavor. Kinda bland.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A slight roast malty aroma with a medium head. Dark amber color with a very smooth taste. Very good for a standard dark beer especially from Russia.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle in Tomsk, Siberia. Slightly red hue, small head. Tastes of sweet malts and finishes that way, too. Not bad
mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice roasted scent. Dark red in color. Has a dirty colored head. Has the taste of some caramel, with a hint of roasted goodness.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled) Dark copper-amber color with small head. Sweet, chocolate-malty aroma with some seawater. Sweet, nutty almond flavor with some serious burned-maltiness. Quite full-bodied, smooth but carbonated palate. A very enjoyable, sweetish and full-bodied dunkel.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark red color, light Sweet caramel aroma and taste, medium body, light bitter finish.
Padron4KM (808) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dirty water brown, no real head to speak of.
Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt, yeast,
Flavor is syrupy sweet, caramel with some mild clove spice on the finish.
thegreenrooster (4183) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark red color. Aroma is nice mix of chocolate and malts. Flavor is very pleasing. A nice mix of malt.carmel and maple. Of the 3 baltikas i have tried this is by far the best. Worth looking for.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red color with little and disappearing head. Very caramellic and nice chocolate aroma makes beer very tempting. Very malty and full bodied, aroma lies little bit of sweetness, there is only some of it in flavor. Roasted maltiness is cut nicely by bite of hops and carbonation. Leaves lasting roasted and bitter flavor to mouth. This beer was excellent, for my opinion Russians make fine dark beers compared to their pale lager ones.