patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2006
16.9 oz bottle - How does the same brewer that makes an excellent porter make this beer? This malt liquor pours pale yellow and fizzy with a one finger white head. It smells of grain and booze. It tastes of grain and booze. Thereís virtually no hops presence. Itís thin and has little to nothing in the way of redeeming qualities. The average rating here was higher than I expected. The high ABV isnít because itís good for the style or any other reason except to get you drunk faster. If thatís all you want, have a couple shots. Donít buy this beer. LinusStick (3447) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2007 **New comments 7/17/07- This is awful. Almost like sugar water.
A ho hum beer. Each sip gave me a different thought. Do I continue? Do I dump it. Russians should stick to vodka. This beer wasnít terrible, but the fact that there is so much better, make it hard to justify buying again. theisti (4114) - Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Bottle. Pale golden color, decent size white head. I was expecting more of a pale ale or lager taste, but this was all alcohol malt liquor taste. Too strong. Marko (5640) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 16, 2006
0.5l can courtesy of ozujsko (thanks!)larsga (7509) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2006
My first Russian beer. The "Devyatka". How cute. Pale golden colour with a white head. How original. The nose is dust and alcohol. How nice. The taste is alcohol, some bitterness that might be from hops, and, umm. Malt. Yes. How...nah. Iíve ran out of things to say. Almost drainpour material.
Huge white head over copper body with ongoing carbonation. Faint sweetish caramelly aroma with buttery notes. Taste is soft, sweet, buttery caramel, but buttery in a good way. Faintly fruity. Soft, fruty aftertaste. Faintly stale. Decent, but nothing special. (0.5l bottle.)
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2006
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels. 28/05/06. A little sweet as expected but not offensive surprisingly. Alcohol on the aroma, smooth sweet lager taste with a touch of hops late. Was hoping for the porter just wasnít sure which No it was. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Mom said it best, "Itís sweet!" Too sweet for me. Well thatís where all the alcohol comes from. Yellow in color. Aroma of a barnyard, a clean one though. White fluffy head. Not much to it, just sweet. AND STRONG. shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 Bottle. White pepper, alcohol and barley aroma. Light yellow color with small head. A strong grainy malt and alcohol flavor with a slight hops finish initiallly that crescendos into a strong metallic bitteness. This is closer to crap malt liquor (as it was earlier categorized). scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Clear gold, thin white fizzy head. Nose held notes of corn, grass, and honey, with touches of pepper. Flavor was one in the same, clean, and really just non-offensive. Light to medium bodied, tingly carbonation, peppery corn-like finish. Iíve had much worse. Matter of fact, I would even buy it again just so I can put it in brown bag and drink from the bottle. Give it a whirl on a warm summer night.... BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2006
This is straight lager laced with an obsceene amount of alchy. I was eating some pringles with this and all I could taste was the alchohol. Its smooth for the most part and not burning. Typical lager with a punch.