gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, fruit, caramel. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, hop, fruit, chocolate. Medium to full body. Nice beer. Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2005
1/2 liter bottle poured a clear, dark reddish black with a lasting tan head. Aromas of raisins, figs, and molasses. Palate was light and smooth. Flavors of molasses, toffee, and figs with a smooth, lingering finish. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2011 Re-rate 5/12/11: Bottle sample at a Baltika tasting. Thanks Keren. Dark brown to black-colored with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate notes, caramel, licorice and light fruitiness. Sweet roasty flavor with some chocolate and alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. 6/4/6/3/12=3.1
Scopey (14723) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Re-rate 1/24/08: Bottle. Black-colored with a stable, thick, brown head - a rather pretty appearance. Aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate. Sweet roasted malt flavor with chocolate and hints of coffee. Some roasty bitterness and alcohol in the finish. Medium-bodied. OK. 6/4/5/3/12=3
Bottle. Black color with a medium firm brown head. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, coffee and a bit of caramel. A roasted malt flavor. Medium bodied. Pretty nice. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
Bottle at World of Beer, Savannah. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, toast, caramel, earth and milk chocolate powder. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasted malt, toast, caramel, ash, earth, light lactose notes and milk chocolate with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice bitter-sweet balance. Decent stuff. imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from the East European Supermarket, High St. Banbury. Black with off white short lived head. Initial flavour of dry caramel, burnt, liquorice but quite sweet at the same time. A little chocolate, maltiness, the carbonation is fairly heavy. Reasonable but not mind blowing.
djd07 (14496) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark brown with a small light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and toffee. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice with a easy finish. A good porter from Baltika. Borup (14485) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
Bottle from Superbest Rødovre. Black with a average beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and hops. Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle 16.9 oz. Poured dark brown with medium light brown head. Good aroma with malt, hops and sweet tone. Medium to full body with creamy texture. Full flavor with mrdium sweet finish. Very good porter. HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Red golden amber colour. Magnificient beer to look at. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Slightly yeasty aswell. Very nice chocolate flavor. moderate bitter . Nice average bitter finish. Creamy palate. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Black body topped by medium brown head. Aroma is light sweet, roasty, some anise. Taste is milk chocolate, roasty, some burnt, finishing with chocolate and some alcohol. Medium body. Overall, a nicely balanced beer.