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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Has a nice roasted malt smell with some carbonation and a very dark brown color. Taste is of roasted malts/coffee and finishes with a slight bitterness. Overall another great beer from Russia...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Nice aroma of sweet coffee and dark roasted malts. Head was small with large bubbles. Very dark liquid. Super smooth to drink. Very little bitterness. But it has a somewhat watery taste. Nice sharp hops on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5900) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
Porter isn't really my thing, but this one's ok. Aroma and flavour from chocolate and coffee. Nice sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
Black. Off-white head. Discrete aroma of licorice and coffee. Long lasting favor of burnt coffee and licorice. Sweet. Not fully flavored but ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Bottle: dark brown, with light red-brown edges. . . A creamy chocolate-milk head. Nutty chocolate alcohol aroma with hints of milk, wood and clay. A good amount of creamy alcohol on the tongue. . . A mix of bitter cocoa, almonds and some sweet soft pears finish off a very plesant beer, though not as complex as some other baltic porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, body with a thick, creamy brown head. The aroma has the obvious chocolate and coffee notes, but with nice quantities of anise and dark fruit. Ripe cherries, raisins, plums, apples, and a slew of others are immeadiately evident. Very smooth and easy to drink. The flavors are not quite as pleasant as the nose might lead one to think. Chocolate and coffee, some of the fruit, the alcohol is a little harsher than I might like. I'm glad I tried it, but I won't be buying this often.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Aroma is burnt bread, wine, and alcohol. Average tan head, mostly diminishing. It has a nice dark color with a hint of red. Kind of bitter. I can taste bananas and alcohol. Medium body. Finish is dry and slightly acidic. It's terribly average and I won't be going out of my way to get this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Well here ya go - this has got to be the very best 99 cent bottle of Russian beer that I've bought! Black body topped with a generous cocoa head. Great palate - seemed like I was drinking a lightly carbonated chocolate milk mixed with some strong espresso. Also some plum cherry in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
brownish balck, beige head. fruit, cady, winy, coffee aroma. very smooth flavour and mouthfeel. finishes with a quick hop burst leading into chocolate and roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2003
Dark brown appearance with some red shining through below a bubbly tan head. Banana bread in the nose with some candyish brown sugar notes. A hint of cherry is also evident among a sweet roasty malt aroma. The body is smooth and quite sweet with malt. Alcohol kicks in in the middle but is covered up by a light hop bitterness behind a sweet, roasty malt backbone. A hint of iron in the end is disheartening, but other than that, a nice baltic, belonging in this terrific style.

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