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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jde123 (768) - 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 (2934) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2004
The first sip is all raisins and garbage. It really mellows after the first sip or so, and some coffee and chocolate come out, but there’s nothing very special here. Sort of reminds me of my first Guinness Foreign Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2004
good froathy head.. dark color... good carbonation for a porter.. smell was mild but hinted of something sweet that I just can’t seem to place. strong roasted coffee malty style taste w/ just a tiny touch of bitterness.. a good beer for the price that I would definatelly drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TBone (14786) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2004
Bottled (BB 04/2005)
Opaque black with tanned steady creamy head. Roasted and slightly sweet and alcoholic aroma. Smooth coffee palate, malty. This is an excellent brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Pouors opaque with creamy light brown head which dissipates after about two minutes. Chocolatey aroma with little hop nose. Smooth velvety, malty body with slight hop bitterness. Nice silky finish. Pleasant beer. The Russians have done this one well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Sampled from bottle at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#40).
Almost black beer with a tan head. Sweet chocolaty aroma - typical porter. Flavor of sweet roasted malt, milk chocolate and bitter hops. Not very strong but tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 A marvelous beer at a great price point that should have a much higher reputation than it has. A staple of my beer fridge in the winter. +++ Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer pours thick black and oily with a large brown head. The aroma is of sweet chocolate and a touch of roasty malts. . The flavor is smooth and malty with a strong element of baker’s chocolate. Long malty chocolate finish. Fairly full bodied and silky smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Dark brown appearance with a vinous, dark fruit aroma. Smooth, sweet malt taste that compliments the medium-to-full bodied mouthfeel. I think this beer would surprise a lot of people if it was compared to other Baltic porters in a blind taste test.

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