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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°


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2003
Best beer we tasted on tap. Usually you bring your own jar (as in jamjar). This one is dark in colour, but only slightly malty on the tastebuds.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Dark brown with a big brown head. Aroma of malt and something I don't recognize. Flavor is slightly burnt and tootsie roll like.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 1, 2003
Rich sweet and strong. Creamy brown head, firm body, tons of chocolate malt, slightly hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Dark, with sweet and smoky aroma. Flavor is richly sweet, with liquorice and plums. Really nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Very malty. Slightly sweet. Almost smoky. No hop presence. Not sure what this is but it's not too bad. A pleasant surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2927) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2003
More like a doppelbock than a standard porter. Malty, raisiny sweet aroma. Dark reddish brown color. Head is initially thick but mostly diminishing. Some coffee flavors are present but malt sweetness dominates for the most part. Clean mouthfeel. Almost no hops until they come out in the finish. No complaints about that though. This was meant to be maltcentric and it works out wondefully.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2003
Not much of an aroma, perhaps slightly vanilla. Looks like motor oil, not even a slight head. Malty and smokey flavor, with hints of coffee, yet the flavor is pretty thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2003
Dark, nearly black, no head, no lacing. It has an aroma of alcohol and roasted malts. Somewhere between a light and medium body. Tastes very sweet and malty, with a tad bit of hop bitterness...coffee flavor, evident alcohol. Not a bad beer, and it's cheap price may get me to buy it again some day.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2003
1/24/03: bottle. very full rocky head, dark cream in color. head quickly diminishes to a flat but present ring of bubbles. no lacing. deep roasted coffee nose with a hint of tin. somewhat sweet taste, with lots of malt. i definitely taste the alcohol here! also a bit watery- or thin tasting. this beer does not have a very refreshing aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Dark, dark ruby body with a tan, milkshake-like head. No lacing.
Smells very malty and rich. A hint of sourness. I think there's a little hint of smoke in the aroma too.
Taste is malty at first, a huge hit of hops and then a powerful alcohol finish. Very warming but things seem out of balance.
Palate is a bit rough. Heavy alcohol left as aftertaste that almost coats the mouth..


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