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RATINGS: 1318   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12676) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from the East European Supermarket, High St. Banbury. Black with off white short lived head. Initial flavour of dry caramel, burnt, liquorice but quite sweet at the same time. A little chocolate, maltiness, the carbonation is fairly heavy. Reasonable but not mind blowing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2005
1/2 liter bottle poured a clear, dark reddish black with a lasting tan head. Aromas of raisins, figs, and molasses. Palate was light and smooth. Flavors of molasses, toffee, and figs with a smooth, lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of roasted marshmellow. metallic, and chocolate. Toasted malt flavore with a very dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12551) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel and bready malt. Sweet chocolate and cocoa powder flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle sampled at 99 Bottles, pours dark brown / black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and some sweetness. Flavour is similar - sweeter than I’m used to for a porter - definitely Baltika’s best beer by far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12363) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
A deep dark porter with a thick compact dark brown head, beautiful. In aroma, sweet fruity molasses, with light maple and maderization, very nice. In mouth, a nice smooth sweet porter with maple butter and dark fruits, veering on bock territory, surprising.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12338) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
Black, though not completely opaque. In light a slight red glow is visible. About 1 cm beide head disappearing fast. Smell wort, coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Light bitterness. Pretty complex taste all things considered. Taste is good, carbo ok, body medium to full.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11941) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2002
Smoked malt aroma. Full bodied. Sweetish beer with roasted malt, fruity (raisins). Bitter finish. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
16.9oz bottle-pours a big, rich foamy tan head that laces and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-chocolate, dark fruit, some sweetness. Taste is roasty dark malt-tart/some licorice, chocolate, some dark fruit, slight sweetness, some earthy hops sharpness. Medium/full body. OK/mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11875) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Butik Moskva, Cph. Dark hazel brown with a bubbly caramel brown head that fizzes along, but still takes some time to diminish. There is a little lacing. Aroma is a little sweet, dried fruits and a little chocolate. Quite crisp carbonation, quite lively - needs to warm up a bit for me. Flavour is filled with roasted malts, chocolate, raisins, a small viniousness and a well-rounded mild bitterness.

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