Doctor Diesel - Pivovariya Ivana Taranova
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2/5 rDev -21.6%
Picked this one up in a ghetto liquor store in south Atlanta just because of the name. Pours a nearly-clear golden color with a stark-white, foamy head that stays around for a long time (at least for an adjunct lager). Aroma of cheap lager - adjunct malt, corn, no hops. Palate is sickly-sweet, with the cheap malt blending into a metallic aftertaste. It packs a punch, though; I started feeling this one in my head after the first sip. Thin mouthfeel is nothing to be impressed by. Skip this one.
01-07-2005 03:46:00 | More by ElGordo
2.48/5 rDev -2.7%
.5 L can, Moscow. Falls somewhere between a pale lager and a malt liquor. Since in Russia they have to list ingredients on the labeling, I've made a game of seeing how far down the list I can go until I find "сахар" (sugar). Not a hard search on this specimen. Thin canned beer head, pale yellow color, little bit of lacing in the glass. I guess the best I can say is that its a decent slamming beer. Drink it fast and you wont have to think about it once its done.
03-28-2005 15:33:23 | More by DrunkMcDermott
3/5 rDev +17.6%
Very pale amber with a distinct haze. Aroma quite harsh, but I've had worse - a bit solvent-like but hops are in there somewhere. A few hops in the taste but not that distinctive; pleasant enough though. Quite a dry finish but not as much flavour as I would have liked, but the low carbonation levels are a bonus as far as I'm concerned. This one brewed and bottled by "Company PIT" ( ! ), Kaliningrad, Russia, according to the label.
12-18-2003 01:27:23 | More by Imbiber
2.8/5 rDev +9.8%
The cultural meccas of Moscow, New York City, and Port St. Lucie, FL are often associated, but when it comes to beer ? I find it intriguing that the three hometowns of those that have reviewed this beer so far are the ones mentioned above. How does that happen ?
Big brown Euro bottle. Label has a gear on it with "Doctor Diesel" in big block letters. Appearance is a dull cloudy yellow. I've seen a better head on lettuce. Wilty off white, and left in a hurry. Smell was an odd combination of wet grass and metal shavings. You begin to wonder if this stuff is better used inside an engine than a stomach. Taste is heavy, bready, and sour. Slight bitter hop presence. Wierd slickness. Clumpy lumps show up later after the beer settles a bit. Mushy grainy and sweet butterness also show up on the finish. Hard to finish, even tougher to have another one.
01-28-2004 01:59:53 | More by StevieW
2.85/5 rDev +11.8%
This product is actually contract brewed by several regional breweries, but goes under the Taranov name. The one I had was brewed in Kaluga. It poured a clear gold with a decent-looking white head that disappeared a lot faster than I would have expected. The smell is sweet, with a touch of alocohol. The mouthfeel is heavy and sweet. The initial taste is sweet malt, but the alcohol is pretty evident. There's a fairly decent hoppy finish, but the aftertaste is more sweet than bitter. Sugar is an ingredient. Not as awful as it's name would make you think, this is a decent malt liquor.
06-21-2003 10:25:15 | More by Globetrotter
Doctor Diesel from Pivovariya Ivana Taranova
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.