doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Black- dark brown with creamy tan head; decent lacing. Olive, licorice, sour, and caramel aroma. Medium bodied, flavor like aroma, lite bitterness, sour finish.
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[email protected]e303 (287) - - JUN 23, 2014
Head: bubbly beige. Colour: clear, ruby brown. Aroma: vague roasted malt. Taste: medium bitter-sweet. Palate: refreshing, medium bitter-sweet finish, moderate CO2. Overall: quite different from the English origin.
Bottle to porter glass. Aroma is herbal and like some kind of green plant. Taste is mostly roasted malt with hop balance. Finish is decent. Good carbonation. Very different from European and American porters.
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poured from bomber....pour is black with nice head....bought because it is my style and only 2 bucks....not expecting much....normal porter nose and mouth....very easy drinker....worth the 2 bucks for sure. marcnow (105) - Pszczyna, POLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Ciemne piwo, w butelce półlitrowej, z wytłaczanymi napisami, herbem browaru prawdopodobnie. Duży plus do wyglądu.
Piwo czarne, piana o małej fakturze, zostawia mały ślad na kuflu.
Zapach karmelowy, trochę syropu owocowego z początku, wyczuwalny aromat ciemnej czekolady, aczkolwiek czuć alkoholem.
Piwo ma "ciało" nieduże aczkolwiek wyczuwalne, średnio gazowane, w miarę długi finisz goryczkowy.
Relacja cena-jakość moim zdaniem bardzo dobra, kupiłem we włoszech w rosyjskim sklepie a cena taka jak nieznośne włoskie koncerniaki. Bardzo porządne piwo po które z przyjemnością sięgnę kolejnym razem, dobrze będzie rozgrzewało w zimę.
KoRoBeNiKi (157) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 From a Russian restaurant in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY, known as Tatiana’s. I asked for Baltika and she asked the type in broken English. I said strong and got this one. Funny/odd way of ordering but why not?
Slight aroma of licorice and some toasty malts as well as some light sweetness you wouldn’t expect. Nice and dark color with little light escaping from slight opaqueness but the head is poor. Taste is similar but with some more sweetness. A bit of a dry finish with a hint of alcohol.
Nothing too special but nothing off-putting. While I wouldn’t recommend this to a beer lover, it is clearly drinkable and works quite well with the meat and potatoes found way too often in Russian cuisine. It works. I am generally not a fan of porters but I liked this...maybe I just don’t like the absolute bitterness of most of them?
I’ve had this since. Updated as the rating was a bit too low. Grumbo (2963) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from Rasputin’s, Ipswich. Pours almost black with a tan colour head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and caramel, quite sweet. Taste less sweet, with a light roasted bitterness. Body medium, texture is slick, average carbonation. jsporrer (1028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Light carbonation with some lacing. Light aroma of roasted malts. A tad thin with some dark malts and a lightly smokey finish. Taste is somewhat earthy with some woody notes. Not bad but not as enjoyable as I had hoped for. notalush (5880) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2003
Dark, nearly black, no head, no lacing. It has an aroma of alcohol and roasted malts. Somewhere between a light and medium body. Tastes very sweet and malty, with a tad bit of hop bitterness...coffee flavor, evident alcohol. Not a bad beer, and it's cheap price may get me to buy it again some day. brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2003
Best beer we tasted on tap. Usually you bring your own jar (as in jamjar). This one is dark in colour, but only slightly malty on the tastebuds.