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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2004
I will weigh in with the thought that this beer is deeply under-rated (3.46 as I rate in January 2004). Pours a deep deep color, black and brown with just a bit of a swirl of head. Though I poured it when too cold, the alcohol propelled a robust aroma, mocha coffee-like with a later sense of just a bit of grape/port fruitiness. The first taste made me exclaim, "YUM! Liquid Chocolate!" to my wife, and she agreed that it held an appealing chocolate flavor, which settled into deeper roasted malt notes when it warmed a bit. At the very end some alcohol came out but this was very minor. The body is excellent in the porter style, rich and soothing. I found it very easy to drink this beer way too fast. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stan7826 (1) - , Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2009 does not count
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. The sweet chocolate and toffee flavors are well balanced with hops. No lingering flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2009 500mL bottle from an LCBO giftpack, poured into the branded glass it came with. I have been wanting to try this for a long time. Pours a super dark but still clear reddish brown with a large beige head. The aroma is very enticing, nice roasted malts, caramalt, molasses, minor chocolate, breadiness one might expect from a dark Dopplebock, and a weird earthy woodiness that is unique and quite nice. Smells awesome. Flavour is very sweet upfront, pale malts with dark roasted malt, chocolate malts, carbonated body and molasses in the finish with that woody aftertaste. Somewhat black bready, and a red grape ester shows up as it warms. Lingering bitter sweet medly of all flavours. Slightly oily feel balanced with moderate carbonation, super drinkable for a 7% beer. A very solid Baltic Porter and all around beer. Even though I have to get a whole new gift pack I plan on buying more just to get this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike67 (953) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2010
.5L bottle. Dark brown hue with a small, tanned, creamy head and nice lacing. Reach aroma of dark fruit, chocolate malt and molasses. Full, creamy, slightly tangy body. A lot of dark fruit, bread, chocolate malt and molasses on the palate. Long, port like finish. Great, easy drinking porter. Love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2525) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of butterscotch, caramel, treacle toffee and soy sauce. Warm, inviting flavours of coffee, chocolate, demerara sugar and a little smoke. Very smooth indeed. Sweet, dry finish.Very tasty indeed. By jove this one went down very well amongst the lager heads in my back bar! Deservedly so too as this was a fine brew. It’s a shame there’s not more Baltic porters available over here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Pours pitch black with a beautiful tan head. As you bring the glass to your nose, essences of dark chocolate and malts come forth. The taste matches the aroma - dark chocolaty goodness mixed with a hint of caramel. The beginning delivers some sweetness, but this is soon smoothly overtaken by a hoppy, dry, rum-like finish. The medium body supports the flavors well without being too thick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Appearance: A dark brown, possibly black color. Very opaque. No way of seeing through this one. Not much head, but I was trying to avoid it. Smell: Sweet and malty. No hops to speak of, but a very pleasing molasses aroma accompanies the malt. Taste: Molasses suspicions have been confirmed. It’s sweet and caramel-y and not at all bitter. A slight toasty taste, but hidden behind the sweetness. Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, very smooth. Chewy and satisfying. Drinkability: Good, but I probably wouldn’t have a whole lot in one sitting just because of the very strong flavors. That being said, I think it’s delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Served at 55F. Pours a gorgeous deep brown, nearly black, with creamy head. Rich aroma of toasted malt. Strong malt flavor balanced with some bitterness from the roast flavors, not unlike dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel with lingering aftertaste. A superb porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3026) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Great porter from Russia. Nice coffee bitterness with hints of chocolate and cigar smoke. Pours black with airy beige head. Taste of chocolate and coffee and lingering bitterness on the palate. Mouthfeel is right on, medium weight and really delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dzhigga (266) - 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?!

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