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RATINGS: 1281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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°


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (331) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2015
6 oz pour from chilled bottle into shaker pint. Black and opaque with a moderate tan head. Medium body. A bit dry with some caramel sweetness. Toffee, nuts, maybe a bit of dark fruit, a little earthy. Pretty good porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (316) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Klein Rusland in Amersfoort, bottled on 31/10/2014. Clear, very dark red to black with a medium large, creamy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Pleasant aroma of dark chocolate, currant, plums and cherries. Sweetish-fruity taste of dark chocolate, currant, cherries and plums. Short, just slightly bitter, toasted finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice and easy to drink, could still be a bit more intense or full-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (581) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2015
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 31.07.15 Pours clear dark brown liquid, big frothy tan to brown head, fell down quickly, fizzy impression. Aroma: caramel, marzipan, malty, chocolate, coffee, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, malty, chocolate, light espresso, plums, Palate: medium body, slick to oily texture, average to lively carbonation, medium long chocolate roasty finish. Overall: good, relatively drinkable for such big brewery. But still, would appreciate more complex notes, more refined body, lower carbonation, better mouthfeel...

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pinkzambia (1693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle: Not what I’m looking for when I want a Baltic porter. This is basicaly a dark lager. It wasn’t a nasty flavor, just super light and overly malty. Let me just say how happy I am that I live in America and not St. Petersburg.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 9, 2015
bottle at home bought at random russian store in Vienna. BB 13.05.2015. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells malty roasty, but also some malty sweetness, coffee, light chocolate, bit dusty, some dried fruits, very light smoke notes. medium body, very lively carbonation, rather light body but kinda heavy on the finish. light smoke notes, lightly sour, some malty sweet and roastiness, licorize, caramel. roasty / sweet / light sticky finish. OK, a bit too bitter sweet for my liking. Also feels a bit heavy on the finish. Probably freshness plays a role here, as bottle is close to BB-date.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1983) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
Svart med fingerhøyt lys brunt skum. Lukter brent malt, noe salt lakris og merkbar alkohol. Søtsalt smak, lakris, mørke frukter og alkohol. Bitter salt medium lang avslutning.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - MAY 30, 2015
Can. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts and some coffee hints, lightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1064) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle Black body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some caramel and hints of ccoffee. Taste is malty with coffee. Nice mouthfeel. Aftertaste is also dark roasted malts with vanilla and some bitterness. Nice one

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamaty (1246) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Opaca, casi negra. Espuma muy firme. Aroma a malta tostada y café. Malta dulce en el sabor con base de caramelo y chocolate. Poco café también. Licórica, debido a la baja carbonatación sobre todo. En cualquier caso está buena.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (124) - GERMANY - JUN 14, 2015
Schönes schwarz mit bräunlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, etwas Bitterschokolade, sehr würzig, insgesamt sehr lecker.


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