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RATINGS: 1214   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°


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2004
wet milky notes get soaked up into the roasted barley atmosphere turning the air almost whiskey-like, in an irish way..this dark creature had a secret, a brilliant ruby undertone selectably visible to the brightest of youths...the tan head had a chocolate milk-like appearance, was thin in the middle, but wasn't afraid to climb the glass...campfire smoke on coffee grains leads to sweet chocolate flavors...slight iron aftertaste, and a thin yet not quite watery palate leave questions as to where the alcohol is...Yes indeed it is the unthick; but flavors are still abound, and for what its worth, i like it.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2004
robust chocolatey, vinous aroma. medium frothy head. nice simple roasty flavor. seems a little thin on body, but i still enjoyed it!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Bottled. Nice porter. Had a slight roasty flavor to it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1899) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Comes in a very attractive 500ml bottle, nice packaging. Quite a handsome beer to look at deepest ,darkest garnet..nice tan head..that goes quite fast..leaves beautiful lacing down the glass. The aroma is mostly of toasted malts..with a nice alcohol undertow. Taste is sweet for a mega second after it hits the tongue..then a nice treacle like semi-bitterness..almost liquorice like..then a different bitter after taste ( hops?)..nice alcohol warming. Very nice in the mouth, invigorating. I found this to be a very drinkable Baltic..my favourite style after all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Creamy sharp licorice aroma, with a soft and creamy palate and a milk smoky milk flavor. Heavy smoke and wood finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Dark black color with a nice large tan head that's very retentive and excellent lacing. The aroma is nicely roasted with some milky sweet chocolate notes and some light bittering hops. The flavor is creamy with some mocha flavors but a little too astringent with the dark malts, almost seems like not enough alcohol to balance the amount of malts in this. Baltic porters are great in the 9+% range and this one would be too I imagine.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Quite dark with a smooth tall khaki head. Fantastic earthy-molasses-dark-fruit aroma, with touches of vanilla, and toffee. Semi-sweet with a touch of roasted bitterness on the finish. Burnt malt lingers. Moderate body, not as full as I expected. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2004
500 ml bottle. I love the labels on these guys. Black cherry colored, smallish but strong head. Big sweet malty raisin-port-chocolate-caramel nose, not much roasted character. Huge malt character in the flavor, and some smokiness towards the end. I didn't really find this too sweet, it has enough robustness towards the end to keep it from cloying. Just a touch thicker and a little less wine in the front palate would make this perfect, but it's extremely good as is. Seems almost closer to a doppelbock, but I don't care about style adherence when the beer's this good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Black with ruby highlights in color and a large off-white head.Chocolate and roasted malt aroma.Bitter/sweet flavor, malty and with a clean dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2004
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 Bomber: Black with a medium tan head. Old chocolate aroma, starts lightly sweet and ends sweet with a lingering fruity taste. If it wasn’t for the 7% it would be a great session beer. At this price it is merely a great way to drink for cheap.


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