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RATINGS: 1286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bought at Marty’s in Allston. They have a great selection of Baltika and Arsenalnoe. Very dark color. Not bitter taste at all, less of a coffee flavor than a regular porter. Very smooth. Quickly fading dark cream colored head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2007
It has an ample brownish head which stays around a little while. The beer is an opaque, brown-black. The aroma is subtle, even a bit weak. The flavor has some nice toasty darkness to it, but I also think it slightly watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle from local Eastern European shop. Opaque dark brown, no head. Aroma is faintly roasty, faintly lactic, and a hint of the sea. Those notes are carried through on flavour, but body is a little thin. (re-rating this as when I entered this earlier today it didn’t save my points settings so gave a false total of 0.5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours deep brown with a thick but fleeting foamy head with a tinge of red. Sweet, malty almost vinous aroma. Roasty, slightly sweet flavor. The maltose syrup is front and center here. The mouthfeel is a bit on the this side, but this is still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2005
Bottled. Enjoyed from tea cup. Half-opauqe very dark brown, with short-lived brown bubbly head. Looks like coffee. Very malty, sweetish roasted aroma with chocolate, cold coffee (and mämmi). Surprisingly little alcohol in aroma. Flavor reflects aroma, albeit with the addition of a healthy dose of hops. Avg carbonation, palate a bit too acidic for my taste. Quite light for a porter, but not bad at all. The best russian dark beer I’ve found so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Welley_Alves (227) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 17, 2013
Ótima baltic porter russa. Cor escura, corpo médio com boa formação de creme bege, pouco persistente. Aroma de malte torrado, café, na boca sobressaindo o gosto intenso do malte, lembrando chocolate. Bom amargor, equilibrando a mistura. Final sedoso, com médio amargor. Ótima breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HampshirePhil (227) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
500 ml bottle - Black brownish colour with creamy white fizzy frothy. Quite a weak taste for a porter but not unpleasant in anyway. Slightly too carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sickassmick (227) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
smelled really good. drank this one kinda slow and let it open up a bit. lots of good chocolate caramel flavors and warm alcohol. really impressed with how good this beer was for 1.99/pt. may buy it again, more of a winter beer. The Baltikas I’ve had are not bad stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Reviewed on: 3-13-13

Appearance: Very dark brown (looks black) with a thick foamy white head.

Aroma: Malt notes (toffee, caramel, bittersweet chocolate) with an interesting sweetness (almost a candi sugar-like smell) in the background. An unexpected slightly boozy presence.

Taste: Slight roast, mostly malt (bread, caramel, toffee) and a milk chocolate sweetness present. There is a bit of a metallic note in the finish and aftertaste that comes out a little bit as the beer warms. Not particular exciting, but certainly not “bad.”

Mouthfeel: Noticably thin. Slight carbonation, but not tepid.

Overall: This is a decent porter, nothing crazy. I could see myself drinking this on a warm day if it were chilled. The thin mouthfeel lends some decent drinkability to it that surprised me.

Score: 6/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vulcanmeister (222) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Pours dark brown with a minimal beige head. Sweet malt aroma with chocolate and light hops. Smokiness and light fruity finish with a touch of bitterness. A most enjoyable brew.

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