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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°

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
jimmydoug (32) - Operation Joint Forge, USA - MAY 22, 2003
The best Russian beer we could find. Goes well with Pelmenyi and vodka shooters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2003
An opaque dark beer with a large creamy tan rocky head. By wafting this has a crisp hop aroma, by sticking your nose in the glass the roasted malt is detected. A spring hop taste with roasted malt. Nice lacing, perception is that this is thin but it feels right at a deceptive 7% ABV. A very drinkable dark beer with an almost citrus quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2003
Dark amber color. Nice mix of roasted barley and malt; quite good caramel and malt, a bit sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Smells of black malt an almost burnt sugar aroma. The beer is black brown in color its large bubbled medium sized head is a light brown. A bit sweet and bitter hints of coffee. Good not exciting and that is how a porter is supposed to taste. The alcohol does let you know its there, not that that is a bad thing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2003
A bit overly sweet but otherwise a decent example of a porter. Head is decent, if not really large, and the aroma is reasonable and the color is nicely opaque. Not the best of its type, but an acceptable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hembryggaren (45) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2003
This is a baltic porter as a baltic porter should look, smell and taste. Deeply reed color, fine brown foam. A bit unbalanced aroma but fine bouquet. Taste a bit edgy but fine with food and fine to sip infront of the logfire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2003
I like the Baltic Porters that I have tried, so one named "Baltika" had high expectations. I was only slightly let down by this dark watery porter. Big anice and sweet malts were the main notes overall. There is an odd aftertaste, but it may be the same carboard/grainy hops used in some of the other Baltikas.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1833) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2003
I had no prior knowledge on this beer when I picked up the bottle for $1.99 USD at a Jersey liquor store. Very surprised how well this beer was; adequate aroma (licorice), jet black color with ample tannish head, and a great mouthfeel. My tastebuds were well pleased with the dark roasted malt flavor, and hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Sweet aroma with strong hints of alcohol. Opaque body with light brown head. Some lace; almost fully, albeit slowly, eroding head. Nice flavor-surprisingly good. Better than the Baltika 4. Alcohol is evident, but not overbearing. A little bit on the creamy side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Smooth, Nice finish, excellent color. Typical Porter with lots of sweetness, but less of the medicine taste often found in Porters.

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