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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertjm (798) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Bought this one at the spur of the moment. Good body. Good flavor. Not overpowering. Might call it a "lawnmower beer" version of a porter? its only $1.79 at Bevmo so I’ll probably buy it again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2005
500ml bottle. Aroma is sweet and rich, with notes of molasses, milky chocolate, raisin, vanilla and faint roastiness. Deep brown-black color with an uneven tan head. Flavor is toasty to start and very lightly bitter to start, with a darkly fruity middle reminiscent of prune and licorice and having a big, sweet, dark brown sugary finish. Somewhat thin on the palate, body is medium-full. Interesting enough, in its way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Was unpleasantly surprised with this beer. Looks great, dark with a wee bit of head. But smells like raisins and licorice. Taste is the same. Sickeningly raisin sweet with a caramel back. Body is not porter-like, kind of thin and watery. I’ll stick with the other offerings from Baltika.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
Bottle@GBBF 05’. Not bad, but a bit thin. Not as good as other porters from the Balric region. Some roast/smoke/choc. Quite smooth, medium bodied, and thankfully not too sweet. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2005
Bottle (GBBF): Black with a beige head. Choco, caramel and mild roast. Sweet choco and mild roast flavours. Medium bodied, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Looked great, but this thing was an oxidized mess. Flavor was vegetably and not really very porter like at all after it warmed... only slight hints of coffee and molasses. Much more pepper (vegetable), rice, slight czech hopping.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
This beer has a mild aroma consisting of the fragrances of malt, yeast, and caramel. It is a brown solution with a light brown head and good lacing. This moderately thin bodied beer is dry and a tad bitter. The nutty caramel taste gives way to a sour nut finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2006
Black. Huge, frothy, tan head. Not much aroma, only a light roastiness. Flavor of a classic porter with some nice anise and bittering hops in the finish. Medium/full, balanced body. Not bad, a steal for $2 a pint bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Poured pretty dark with a lt brown average head. Aroma was dark malts and a little choclate smoothness. Not to bad, but I would really just like a imp stout over this one, I prefer the roastiness. Had a weird taste on the back of the toungue. I just think porters are not my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3504) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Bottle. Good porter, nice pour. There was a nice full roast, almost licorice taste to this one. Bitter. Of the three Baltika I had, my favorite.

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