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RATINGS: 1294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
Pours almost black with a firm creamy brown head. Sour toasty chocolate malt nose. Big chocolate and sour goodness. Piles of malt and brown sugar. Citric finish with some sweet and sour yeastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HermanW (1055) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2004
A nice beer (like guinesse). Yes the russian people know how to do it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown, head is tan and thin. Chocolate and nutty aroma, some raisin notes. Bittersweet chocolate roasted flavor. Slightly astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Very nice porter. Has a great roasted taste, coffee and malt. Looks just like a porter should. Has a nice smooth aftertaste, with just enough hops to make this very nicely balanced.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1123) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2020) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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