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RATINGS: 1294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A traditional dark beer based on old recipes. "Baltika" brews this beer with the best dark and light malts with the addition of superior hop types and a special strain of yeast. Crystal-clear water and the secret touch of "Baltika"'s brewers make this a beer of unsurpassable quality.
The ingredients are water, caramel malt and burnt roasted malt, maltose syrup and hops. 17į

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2005
This was the 2nd from this brewery, and, better then the lower numbers. Typical of porters, this was dark, not black. Had mild roasted nose, and decent ABV, with no ABV tasted. This was ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Pour is blacksih brown with a nice big tan head...light coffee roasty nutty aroma, but it is quite faint...watery taste...mildly roasty...quite drinkable but most uninteresting overall...I expected more, lord knows the other beers from them Iíve had were not exciting or really even that tasty...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6069) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2005
A magnificent pour ... with a cascading mountain of a head over a dark brown liquid slighly thinner than motor oil. The aroma is stark ... sweet and sugary. After the nose, I expected the flavors to be more offending. Instead itís smooth and inviting, lightly sweet, with notes of smoke, yeast, maybe a little coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IslandHaole (1159) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Dark Mahogany color with small tan head. Tart, roasty, earthy. Mineraly with coffee and some sweetness, odd. Not bad, just unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2005
This is a beautiful porter when poured in a glass: midnight black in color with a light tan foamy head. The foamy head disappears quickly after the first drink. There is little to no aroma in the bottle I have, but what is there is mostly coffee-ish in nature. The flavor starts out thin, but expands to tcover the complete palete. The finish is very clean with no after taste. The flavor is mostly malty, with a hint of chocalote. Very good beer. Think Iíll have another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Im with the person below me. went into this ready to hold my nose. Came out with admiration for a russian porter. very yummy and smooth. Got rid of my sore throat in an instant. Almost milky. Dark opaque with a cola coloured waterfall rivaled only by niagra.....well thats not true, but whatever. Lots of molasses and some roasted nuts....a smight pepper in the afteraste and some dark chocolate. thumbs up Enjoyed while listening to the new Bloc Party album.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle. I admit I was less than thrilled to drink this, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a cross between a bad lager and a bad N/A, but it was anything but that. Pours a thick, opaque black with an aroma of molasses and licorice. The taste follows suit with the aroma, with the added bonus of a hint of chocolate. All in all, not a bad beer but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
The current rating fits this beer pretty well. Overall better then a lot of beers, but lacks in the style. Body is thin and uneventful. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle. Dark body with a thin head. Notes of coffee, grapes, CO2, and dry hops. Very very sharp taste. The finish is full of roast and metal. That costs it points. Sweet like grape juice. Not too bad.

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