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RATINGS: 1335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Pours a rich dark brown, nearly opaque with a thick tan head. Aroma of mild caramel and chocolate sweetness, with a touch of lager yeast. Starts sweet and syrupy with a nice milk chocolate finish and toffee notes. Smooth, complex, and plenty sweet, a very enjoyable Baltic porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Bottle in Tomsk (Siberia). Jet black with some head to it. Smells roasted. The flavor is a bit too bitter in the roasted grains for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Pours black and thick with a respectable tan head. Gives off mouth-watering aromas of chocolate, molasses, licorice and port wine. Texture is full, smooth and slightly oily with sparing carbonation. Flavor is as luscious as the nose; sweet, but not cloying due to the 7% which is hidden well. Tastes of rich semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and molasses with a slight vinous quality. Reminds me very much of Anchor or Taddy Porter, only a bit beefier. Great stuff!

   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 (6785) - 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.

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