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RATINGS: 1281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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°

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
1st Tasted Porter from Russia. Very impressed by its smooth taste. Roasted. Sweet ...well balanced. Very Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2004
Almost as black as can be, foam lost quickly. Sweet and fruity aroma was a surprise, somehow I waited this porter to have more bitter aroma. Very full body with fruity start. Fruitiness is cut nicely by convenient bitterness, not too dry like some "normal" porters, this is why I like this beer. Ends with warm palate and slightly sweet aftertaste. Very dimensional porter, reminds me little of our Finnish Sinebrychoff Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Poured a dark oily brown that was almost black. Thick tan head. Sweet aroma, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Nice full and creamy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. This is a great baltic porter. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6104) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2004
Neutral nose. Very black, ok head. Earthy, slighly sour roasted and smoked malt flavors. Milky mouthfeel, coffee and chokolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Very dark reddish brown color with a medium beige head. Slight roasted coffee and lager aroma. Slightly sweet malt and burnt coffee flavors. Thin feel, crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Dark brown color with red highlights and a beige head. The aroma and flavor were sweet...burnt molasses, chocolate, burnt bread, and some caramel. The feel was slightly thin...very crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Received this from a friend returning from Russia. Pours a dark greasy black witha brown foamy head. Decent aroma - lots of chocolate and hints of coffee and molasses? Taste is quite pleasant, bitter with a tingly sweetness in the finish. Overall a fantastic porter that I would like to have more of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Right off the bat....Waaay underrated! Good stuff for sure. Deep black, creamy lasting tan head. Nose is full of golden raisins, plums, malted milk chocolate, caramel, anise, and a hint of roasted coffee. Has something about it that even says Belgian. Flavor almost matches to a T, but there is a bit of brown sugar and rum noted as well. Medium to full-bodied, silky, somewhat vinous, chocolate coffee finish. You go Russia!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2903) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Bottled. Probably the beer to get when you’re in Russia. Nice maple smell, and pours with a notably brown rocky head. Has some good coffee roast malt notes, and then maple, and a little bit of honey, come back as you sip. In fact, it almost has some barley wine character that makes it well worth picking up.

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