Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
Aroma of bubblegum, plum, raisin, and banana. Appearence is dark brown, almost black with thin light caramel brown head, not much visible carbonation. Taste is of sweet and rich raisin with hints of bubblegum balanced with mildly bitter roast malt and a touch of coffee. Palate is thick and fizzy, but not syrupy, very nice. Overall, I love this Baltic porter. Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 Bought this at Topper’s in Montana and who knows how old it was. Pg 36 MJ’s GBG only 483 Classic Brews to go. NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a small tan white head. Not a very overpowering porter, actually, rather unorthodox. Hint of yeast and very mild hint of coffee. A little more malty than I anticipated as well. Fairly smooth, but a little too flat. Expected a bit more. jice (382) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2012
Je ne suis pas un fan des bières brunes, mais celle-ci passe bien, elle rentre dans mes exceptions. Belle mousse, arômes de caramel. Intéressante. mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 This is a really nice porter for the price. A perfect winter brew to sip on a cold night. Lots of roasty carmel and chocolate malt flavor.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUN 22, 2007
slightly opaque black red with full fluffy brown head that has bad retention. smells of light raisins with light chocolate. very slick bodied with medium crisp carbonation. lots of flavor, tastes of chocolate raisins, cream, molasses, with a little alcohol in the aftertaste. medium bitterness onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2007
Black with a small short lived head. Mild malty aroma with a trace of peat. Stonger smokey peat flavour, gaining in intesity towards the finish, roasted flavours are quite subdued, with some coffee flavour. Light to medium body. Ok only. KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Big dark head, clear with red highlights; sharp tongue, quick effervescence, big body, a tad sticky, slightly cloying, bitter and semi-sweet; Big molasses nose and lots of malts. Good drop. RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2010
this $2.29 22oz brew was surprisingly decent. thin and a little low on carbonation. cola, syrup, coffee, sugar water. i’m not much of a fan of baltic porters but figured i’d waste $2 to try this one. as usual, this is a little too sweet and sugary for my tastes AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Okay, if you gave this less than 5 for appearance, you are guilty of McCarthyism. Secondly, the beer smells awesomely malty and dark, head is tan and foamy, flavor is roasty and almost hints of hickory, a really great porter from mother Russia.