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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11590) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Schokolade, fruchtig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte, minimal säuerlich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11589) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
comes in a nice russian looking specially shaped bottle with a logo carved into the glass (prettier than the RB photo) clear very dark brown small light brown head. aroma of brown sugar, dark roasted malts, semi-dark caramel, spicy note that could be very slightly smoke or peat, mild dark beer / porter aroma. flavor is brown sugary sweet, natural licorice, faint roasted grains, hops bring some faint honey like flowery and some pine or grapefruit notes. ends hard roasted , faint charcoal,licorice, aftertaste is roast ,charcoal and licorice. Quite a lot of taste for a "macro" porter, but it does not get as heavy as some of the extreme brews of recent time. Nice licorice, roasted grainy porter with a good alc% and a nice roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11589) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (11528) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Blind tasting with Tranquility. 500ml bottle. Tight creamy and dark head, stays for ever. Aroma chocolatey. (On another bottle, I got gravy - meat and yeast.) Tastes like a hefty stout, some alcohol due to the 7%, full maltiness, not oppressingly burnt. As it gets warmer, there will be even bacon in the taste! Well rounded, make this the last 2 beers of the evening...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11524) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11411) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11379) - 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 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Decent dryish porter. Blackish pour. Caramel notes on nose and palate. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11048) - 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.

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