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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. 17į


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukedarock (103) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Decent coffee like aroma with a nice head that doesnít go anywhere, taste isnt bad but there is a metallic like note, and that helps this go down smooth, a tasty different porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rperez (102) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
I really enjoy this beer, hard to believe how smooth it is! Nice malts and caramel flavors! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2010
Mild hops and yeast aroma. Dark brown / root beer color with resilient tan head. Full, smoky, chocolatey, slightly sweet. Full body, slippery mouthfeel. Finishes sweetly but not sticky. A little alcohol at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbiere (101) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2008
Dark brew topped by a nice foamy head, small bubbling and good retention. Smells of licorice, raisin, chocolate and some wood. Flavoris more on the sweet side. Creamy texture, body is lighter than an imperial stout without being thin; makes it easy to drink. My personal reference in terms of baltic porters, a very good after-dinner drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Good carbonation. Black as midnight. Nose is clearly a sweet, roasted coffee. Starts smooth, malty and strong coffee flavor, finishes with a little hoppiness and bitterness. A very good porter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickyleepotts (96) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2013
I havenít had a lot of baltic porters, but the one thing that sticks out is the metallic aroma/flavor. When I read this was a baltic, I was sad. But itís not bad... but it has that metallic aroma/flavor that I remember. It is good, thin, and easy to drink. That is dangerous, because it is 7% ABV. For a beer that comes from mother Russia, itís a nice offering, and I would only buy it again because of the price. Oh, and I am going to try this over ice cream!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. Aroma is very yeasty and somewhat malty. Taste is very sweet. Coffee / toffee, yeast, and malt heavily dominate the taste, with hops being pretty much nonexistant. Carbonation is satisfactory. Iím definitely not a fan of porters, so this was a bit hard to rate. Not something that I would buy again, but then again Iím not a porter fan.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle, pours black with dissipating tan head. Smells of roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, alcohol and slight metallic tinge. The taste reminds me of an imperial stout (albeit, a much lighter version) with its dark fruit and licorice flavor up front. Mouthfeel is smooth and rather light for a beer this dark; the beer has good carbonation and isnít all that sticky. It finishes with a strong flavor of roasted malts, molasses and dark fruits. There is definitely a slight alcohol kick in the final notes. The lingering flavor seems to be a mix of dark fruits, caramel, alcohol and licorice. Pretty decent brew for my first baltic porter. I couldíve used a bit more malt presence, but overall pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sistinas (93) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Bottle. Pours an almost opaque dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is malty with some toffee and dark fruits, though Iím getting a whiff of something vaguely metallic too. Taste is quite sweet, then melds into a more balanced malty flavor and ends on a slight hop note. Mouthfeel is on the thicker side. A solid porter but not complex enough to be great or amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - AUG 3, 2006
1 Pt. 9 oz. bottle. Poured black with dark red brown edges and an average size, mostly lasting creamy tan head. Aromas are heavy malt: coffee, cola, molasses, chocolate covered Turkish delight, and some faint alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, but never harshly so. Some notes of amaretto as the glass warms. Average carbonation, medium body, clean mouthfeel. Has many charcteristics of the imperial porter, but not as top heavy, and thus I find it more enjoyable. A pleasant surprise.


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