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RATINGS: 1230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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°


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Firefaery (19) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Has a nice head like Balck & Tan, more foam like, not quite frothy. Has a hint of bitter dark chocolate and malty flavor. Thick richness and smooth finish. Never had Russian beer before. This is a pretty good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1110) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2004
One of my favorite porters yet. A great bite to this porter that differentiates it from a stout (imperial). Baltika’s other beers have not impressed me, but this one is fantastic. A bit hoppy and crisp, yet at the same time forceful and full. Fantastic porter, highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2004
I found this beer very similar to guiness. A dry coffee taste with a unique aftertaste. The color and aroma were nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1914) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2006 Pour is black with a tinge of red on the edges. The head was a frothy cream that disipated quickly leaving decent lacing on the glass. The aroma was bitter chocolate. The taste and mouth feel were nice. Bitter chocolate, caramel, raisin, with a very smooth feel. Quite nice. 8/4/7/4/17

RERATE: Pitch black pour with a creamy mocha head and beautiful cream lacing down the glass. The aroma is mild chocolate and roast. A little sweet. The flavor is more complex then I remember with notes of caramel, peanut butter, sugar, roasted malt. There is something about this beers flavor that makes it stand out. And its a very beautiful beer to behold.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2004
I really enjoyed this porter. Had a great taste to it and it went down very smooth. Appearance was dark with little head to it as I poured it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Dark brown color, lasting tan head. Raisin, caramel aromas. Flavor is quite delicate and complex, with dried fruit, licorice, salt, and chocolate. Notable bitteness and a bit of alcohol dry this out a bit in the finish. Very enjoyable, but not spectacular. Surprisingly cheap at less than $2 a bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Pours a rich dark brown, nearly opaque with a thick tan head. Aroma of mild caramel and chocolate sweetness, with a touch of lager yeast. Starts sweet and syrupy with a nice milk chocolate finish and toffee notes. Smooth, complex, and plenty sweet, a very enjoyable Baltic porter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Bottle in Tomsk (Siberia). Jet black with some head to it. Smells roasted. The flavor is a bit too bitter in the roasted grains for my tastes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Pours black and thick with a respectable tan head. Gives off mouth-watering aromas of chocolate, molasses, licorice and port wine. Texture is full, smooth and slightly oily with sparing carbonation. Flavor is as luscious as the nose; sweet, but not cloying due to the 7% which is hidden well. Tastes of rich semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and molasses with a slight vinous quality. Reminds me very much of Anchor or Taddy Porter, only a bit beefier. Great stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Color is dark as dark can be, beneath a big, bubbly, crackling tan head. Aroma is full of cocoa, nuts, and sweet candyish flavors. Medium body, light in texture, but really tasty, rich, satisfying. The ABV is 7%, but I didn’t feel it in the least. Wait a minute...okay, now I do! Very tasty, and a welcome surprise, an excellent porter, an enjoyable beer!


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