blackdoomy (2) - Aleppo, SYRIA - JAN 18, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Baltika... Wow!! this beer is one of the greatest beer I’ve ever taste!!
It’s tasteful and had i unique appearance.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes just like sweet tea. Easy to drink palate, honey aftertaste, mild sweetness, delicious and refreshing and yum.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a great clouded amber/orange color with little carbonation and a malted smell. Taste is somewhat thick malt and finishes very smooth. Overall a great beer.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I quite agree with the first rater: this is a very pleasant surprise. It was on sale for a $1.49/16.9 ounce bottle at the local Whole Foods, and I wasn’t expecting much. The description on the bottle reads: ’Original Baltika is a brown beer with a harmonious bread smack and caramel malt aroma.’ I have no idea what a ’harmonious bread smack’ is (though I love the sound of it!), but I can definitely confirm the caramel. This is a wonderfully hearty beer that goes exceptionally well with food.
dyetube (1183) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is reddish amber in color with a small white head. it has taste of raisins and caramel. this is a very good dark lager... will be buying this one again! Cheers!
davidm (1937) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml. Very nice malt-driven beer. Aromas of caramel and biscuit. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a head that disappears.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brown, with a light tan head. The aroma is of toasted dark bread; this shows up in the taste as well. (perhaps the fabled "Harmonious Bread Smack"). I agree completely with Aurelius about this being better warm. It’s surprisingly light-bodied, but very pleasing anyway. Probably the best I’ve had from Russia yet.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 22, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2006 Surprisingly good! Wonderful ruby colour, thick lasting head; as far as the flavour goes there’s a mix of fruity, caramel and roasted notes. Full bodied, slightly dry in finish. Awesome; took another one home from St. Petesburgh.
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5L bottle pours a nice deep amber color with tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and hints of caramel. Nice. The flavor is full with shriveled plums, dates and raisins. By midway a streak of caramel enters the picture and helps create a nice medley of flavors. The taste experience ends with more dates and raisins. Tasty brew.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Baltika Brewery--Baltika Original Dark Beer--#4--2001 16.9 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Lager. Very light sediment. Slightly hazy bright amber brown color. Malty sweet light hop floral fruit front. Smooth caramel malty body with sweet bread flavor and tasty fruitiness. Smooth mild hop spice end. Sampled 4/19/2002.