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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°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Pitch black pour with fully diminishing tan head. Don’t remember the aroma too much, but the flavor is strong malt and alcohol. Minimal roast. Alcohol overpowers the other notes of the beer. Thin to moderate oily palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angelmonster (113) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Pours a 2 finger beige head. Body is pitch black in color. Head retention and lacing were above average. Aroma is similar to a doppelbock, lots of dried fruit coming through, prunes/dates/raisins. Theres lots of sweetness, residual sugars, lactose and some alcohol. No hops are detected. First taste is of toffee and sweet roasted malt. Burnt, smoked malt is also there with the dried fruit from the nose. Hops arent present but for 7% abv the alcohol is definitely there. There are some off flavors in the after taste, cant put my finger on it but it may be oxidation. Mouth feel is good. Medium bodied, carbonation is balanced well. Head died halfway through beer which was disappointing. Drink ability was above average. Wasnt very impressed by this beer. It was pretty rough around the edges, wouldnt buy again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle date of April 14 2011. Pours dark with a fluffy tan head that completely deflates within 30 seconds. Smells slightly off, thin or watery smelling or something. Mouthfeel does the same trick as the head; seeming pleasantly carbonated but quickly becomes almost flat. Nice flavors of dark malt, coffee, chocolate etc, but with an undertone of alcoholic heat. Also a little watery feeling, just a little thin for 7%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dzhigga (113) - Kirov, RUSSIA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with large disappearing head. Nice aroma of bread, wine, plume. Taste is bitter-sweet, full-bodied. Aftertaste is bitter with nice notes of dry fruits. Very good beer. Baltika, why it's so difficult to find in Russia?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zakkbironia (112) - Athens, GREECE - APR 30, 2009
Dark brown coloured beer with unusual taste. Not bad at all. Could be better though.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Raistlin (112) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
This beer was pretty bad. I couldn’t finish it. While it looks great, brown colour with tan head, it tastes quite awful. It has a very sweet flavor. It has quite bad aftertaste as well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2006
Faint smell of roasted malt, sweetness, Taste of coffe, slightly bitterness, Feeling of Triple Bock

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Excellent, rich brew. Color is amazing, and as others have noted the flavors are caramelly, rich, roasted with no hop aroma and little flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
derekbrown (104) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A little thin for my tastes, but a great value porter overall. Light coffee flavor, heavier on chocolate. Decent roasted malt flavors with slight hops added.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Average porter at best. Very simple and plain. Poured dark with thin head. Smelled like dirt and smoke. Tasted like coffee and sweet fruits. Seems like the porter is generic.

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