beergodd1 (401) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2010
A. Pours a dark mahogany with a beige head....holds nicely.
S. Aroma is not too strong, sweet, slightly woody, touch of smoke, and maybe dark fruit?
T. Tastes as it smells, I guess, light smoke finish, raisin, sweetness of molasses, roasted malt and dusty cocoa. Hmmm, hint of hops.
M. Smooth Porter...just the right mouthfeel, not too smoky or bitter, although those aren’t always bad things.
D. Very drinkable, first beer I had from Baltika, makes me want to try something else from them.
C. It’s a very nice Surprising beer that doesn’t try to be too much.
Serving type: bottle mybrainhurts (400) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Earthy, figs and plums for aroma. Flavors of brown sugar, dark fruits, and crunchy apples. Big and bold. Not bad really bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2003
I don't know what's wrong with this beer. It smells like wet socks. It's extremely thin. And the taste...just...isn't...right... Blake (398) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Had from bottle. Pours dark black, somewhat clear with tan head. Aroma is nice - a bit sweet, some roasted malts, toffee, raisins. Taste is similar, not too complex, hints of alcohol go with the malty flavors. Bits of caramel and alcohol linger through the short finish. A good porter, but nothing special. Snegurochka (397) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2011
500ml bottle purchased at Alko i Hetta. Shared at the Back to the USSR Session 17. Aug. 2010. Pours a dark brown body with beige head, that leaves a beautiful patchwork. Coffee notes to the nose, with some hints of licorice, nuts and almonds.. Tastes of dark chocolate, prunes and anise, with a peppery sting to it.
JEK69 (397) - FRANCE - AUG 25, 2012
Pours dark with a yellow high foam head.
It smells moka, dried prune and metal.
Mouth is very soft, almost sweet, dominated by alcoholic notes, then roasty flavors come.
Too much alcohol compared to its thin body: unbalanced profile, not my favorite Porter ... far away from Aphrodisiaque* (Dieu du Ciel ! *Oh my Godness, this Porter is fabulous). TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Near black with ruby highlights. Large tan head slowly retreats. Beautiful lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Sweet chocolate flavor with coffee notes. Somewhat port like. Lingering dry cocoa finish. Very nice. SODAK14 (391) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Man, I don’t even like Porters or dark beers in general but this stuff is the bomb! Pours really dark with a decent head. Taste is smooth and not with the sometimes bitter after taste of (to me) most dark beers. This might be my favorite darkie. GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pours dark brown with minimal white head. Burnt sugars, caramel, and a syrupy sugary quality. Some sharp acidity and a hint of plum in the finish. Onionkid (390) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
16oz bottle. Black beer when poured with a brown head, nice size but leaves fairly quickly. Aroma of malts and slight licorice. Not an impressive aroma overall. Taste is pretty bland for a porter if ya ask me. First impression is overly watered, then comes in with a slightly sweet, semi-dark chocolate taste and slightly burned smokey malt taste. This is actually a lot lighter than I expected by its score. It isn’t bad by any means, far from it. Just below what I wanted. Though I will say this, if this is 7%, it does a great job hiding it. That isn’t exactly breakneck high, but certainly this beer masks any alcohol bite very well, and I’d say surprisingly with its lightness that I’d call this an impressive session beer. 7% alcohol.