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RATINGS: 1305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 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 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 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 (223) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bubeer (223) - - APR 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Black/dark brown colour with a touch of red. Generous persistant head, light brown colour. Some alcohol in the aroma, roasted malts, coffee and cough drop. Well balanced bitterness with honey and roasted malt. Good mouthfeel with nice carbonation. A bit of acoholic aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LazyPyro (220) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2015 500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. First Baltic porter I’ve tried. Pours black (or very dark brown at least) with a large beige/tan head. Aroma of roasted burnt malts was pretty much all I got, some caramel and dark chocolate too. Taste was pretty much the same. Roasted/burnt finish with some bitterness. Probably an acquired taste, will likely rerate in the future.
March 2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2008
1 pint .9fl oz Bottle: Pours deep brown w/ a nice brown head. Aroma is dominated by sweet malts w/ some caramel peeking through & a bit of grain. Flavor is heavy on the roasted malts. A bit on the sweet-side up front then a nice bitter bite. Caramel & burnt coffee w/ a little nip of alcohol present. Nice & smooth, me likey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teran (218) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 "Must try beer", even if you are not a fan of the monster brew companies. Very complex, almost black. The only one beer with the taste of the sea and that is exactly the taste of some north sea. Let us say: Baltic Sea. Also: sophisticated leather taste. Very special and very different . CUIR DE RUSSIE.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - APR 19, 2010
Pours a clear, deep reddish-black with a short tan head that lasts. Malty nose with licorice all through this rather sweet porter. Dates, ripe plums and molasses all present. Medium carbonation, medium-bodied. Sweet finish with a faint resinous hops aftertaste. If they could make this drier, introduce some hop flavors, and keep the licorice, I’d love it. But then it would be Coopers Extra Stout!

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