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RATINGS: 1281   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°


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshpiledean (316) - 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 (2684) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Bottle. Large tan head, sparse lacing, fine-medium sized bubbles, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a black brown hue. Malty, roasty, chocolate, and some caramel in the aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty, roasty and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2828) - 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.


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