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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. 17°


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2005
Had this at the end of a long beer tasting, but can remember being quite surprised and impressed with this porter. Well balanced toasted malt. Even staggered home with a baltika cap. Must try it again this weekend under less trying conditions..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Good because it is a porter, actually a good type of porter. Not too sweet, not too roasted barley tasting, good in between style of porter. Good after dinner drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1433) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
16.9 oz bottle. Best before 14/07/05. Pours a near-opaque black with thick creamy light-tan head. Aroma is strongly of anise, caramel, some roasty malts and a touch of hops. The licorice and caramel are there in taste along with some sweet malty flavors. Very smooth. Taste starts with some nice sweet roasty malts and finishes with a little kick of warming alcohol. Pretty good, but I’d have to be in the mood to drink more than a couple of these very sweet beers.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Thin porter-typical head, fishy aluminum aroma. Burnt malt flavor, tangy finish. Below average, despite appealing appearance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2005
Almost black, with a nice lasting creamy head. Interesting aroma of soft caramel and chocolate. Taste of dark chocolat, some caramel, developing into a roasted coffee-bitterness. I thought I even had some slight smokey notes in this. Nice brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Black pour, only lets hints of ruby show through good light. Huge light tan head. Aroma of dry chocolate and malts. Flavor is robust bitter chocolate, roasty malts, alcohol. Long bitter chocolate finish. Pretty decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 21, 2005
Pours dark deep brown with a big tan head. One of the more impressive head formations I have seen. Average chocolatey aroma. Taste is roasted malt, alcohol, raisins and a little watery. Good lacing. Better than I had anticipated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Wow, what a little suprise we have here. This has to be the jewel in this brewery’s rusty crown. A chocolatey aroma. The apperance is black with a small beige head. A very rich flavor with some cappucino and chocolate. Not too sweet its very well balanced. Dont be scared away by the price or the source, this is a must try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Silky smooth mouthfeel with excellent body. Taste is milky sweet with sharp roasted espresso, chocolate bitterness. Coca cola flavors are there as well. For the price, it’s a very good beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
Wow. Having had Baltika’s lager, and having picked up the porter on sale for $1.36 US, I hardly had high expectations. But those expectations were met and exceeded by a wide margin. This was an excellent porter that was a deep, rich colour and had a wonderfully malty flavour that had depth with chocolate, caramel, and coffee notes. One of the great beer bargains.


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