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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°


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2802) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Pours a deep dark almost pitch black color. Aroma is mostly that of roasted malts and coffee. Beer has a really nice roasted malt flavor. Is somewhat bitter as well. Not quite as rich as some porters. Still it is quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
Bottle @ HBK Black Beer Festival, Nynäshamn Backlog 26 Nov 2004
Aroma like toasted bread. Ok balance and easy to quaff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Pub Glass, Dark light head, this porter pours a black/mahogany. The aroma is the delicious scent of a roasted heath bar. The taste is slightly bitter from the dark grains But notes of raisins and caramel round it out in the finish. A good beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Huge brown head with a slight roasted/toffee aroma. Deepest mahogoney brown - almost opaque.. Initial smokiness (smoked malt?) and lots of alcohol flavor. Napoleon brandy and pecans, roasted malt and burnt wood. Bitterness pronounced by the alcohol. Hot and dry despite lots of malt. Needed time to breathe. Initial metallic notes dissipated with time. Reminded me of my early attempts to homebrew a bock using kits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Bottle: Deep, dark, near black brown color with a small tan head. Medium thick body. Aroma: rich, roasted, salty malts, banana, light alcohol, rum, chocolate, nuts. Taste: bitter molasses, chocolate syrup, bitter malts, mild hops towards the middle, sweet banana, wheat beer like alochol flavors, finishing bittersweet roasted flavors, with a dry hint of lighter grains.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2005
Bottle brought back for me from Kazakhstan. Very dark, coffee coloured foam head. Aroma is rich and roasty with banana. Flavour is sweet and slightly roasty, clean tasting and rather bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
due to my russian herritage,i had to pick this one up.this porter had a semi-black body with a tan head.i got mostly malts in the aroma.the flavor gave off banana,malts,and figs.very interesting but a little light for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Dark black eclipse color. Small to medium sized head. Aroma is chocolate, nutty and sweet. A light to medium bodied Baltic porter. Malts are fruity, nutty and sweet. Touches of raisins with a little banana. Nice malt character, somewhat sweet but perhaps a little thin and lacking in body. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Much better than I expected this one to be. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
Sweet, nutty, marzipan aroma. Dark brown body with ruby-brown highlights. Tan/brown head recedes to cover with some lacing. Mild, roastiness to the sweet flavour with a lasting nutty finish. Creamy and smooth texture but somewhat still and light bodied. Bottle enjoyed with Enkerli and others.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Deep brown body on w/a light beige head. Lightly chocolatey and roasty, but roasty comes through more as it warms. Lightly green apple, caramel, & hints of banana ester & alcohol. Flavor is well balanced, lightly banana fruity, chocolatey, w/ a semi sweet finish, and lightly roasty aftertaste. Some toasty malt. Lighter body, not quite watery, but higher carbonation, well hidden alcohol. Unfortunately thin on flavor. I just had the Sinebrychoff porter, and this pales in comparison.


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