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RATINGS: 1283   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Bottle. I was at a Russian rock show so I thought this would be appropriate to drink there. This beer is definitely one of the best Baltikas out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 (bottle) I was quite impressed by this. An aroma that I can only describe as chocolately-grapey. A flavor that stayed with me from the time my lips touched it to the time I swallowed - very consistent. Quite yummy. I wish I’d had another one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Dark brown with some red shown under light. The aroma is malt with a hint of licorice. The taste was initially that of a pleasant coffee followed quickly by the bittering hops and a sweet chocolate aftertaste. Thick tan head and active carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle. Thanks Luke! Pours stout black with tan head. Aroma of hops, roasted malt, dark fruits. Nice mouthfeel. Seems like a pretty decent representation of this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Pours deep blackish/brown with light creamy tan head. Size wasn’t great on the head, and it did dissipate - a minus for porters/stouts in my opinion. Not much to smell, though mine was slightly colder than need be. The Best Before Date was exceeded by 4 months exactly (to the day). But the taste was quite good. Not so hoppy like the description offers, but quite smooth with light coffee, hazelnut, and cream/creamy chocolate flavors. Very nice for a mild/calm brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
A beer with potential, but the experience is destroyed by the artificial additive sweeteners the Baltika brewery use.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - OCT 18, 2006
I thought this was a pretty darn good porter. It had a nice roasty taste. Molasses and coffee. Very thick. A little too sweet. Not all that complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2007
pours muddy black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is of cookies, roasted malts, dark chocolate, brothy with plum and smoke esters. Flavor is well balanced, roasted malts and coffee. Finishes on the sweeter side. Light to medium bodied, watery and oily, softly carbonated. Especially nice for only $1.99

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle: Poured a very dark brown color (not quite black but close). Nice light brown head that quickly disappeared. Very light lacing on the glass. Scent reminds me of burnt coffee and a sweet fruit. Taste is very surprising compared to the rest this company has made this one actually stands out. Burnt coffee/caramel taste with a light hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle: Poured black/ brown with a tan head. Aroma: Licorice/ Molasses/ Dark fruit. Super sweet molasses flavor/ resembles maple syrup. Tastes of fig. Was way too sweet for me.

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