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RATINGS: 1365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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°

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4.5
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2006
I really can’t think of anything to complain about with this one. It is one of the best porters I’ve had. It was so very pleasant. I like the 7% ABV, and that it gives you a little over a pint. It is a dark, blackish brown with smoothness going down. Mmm, kudos to Baltika.

4.9
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Opaque, coffee brown color w/ a "maltine" cracker nose. Smells like malted saltine crackers. Pours full nectar. Minimal froth w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are bright and squeeky clean. Warming flavors of coffee, hay, bread, desiccated cherry, leather with just a touch of sweetness. A silky smooth texture, with a long finish. Very complex and well ballanced. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall; a fantastic specimen. Highly recommended.

3.5
mephisto (1288) - TAIWAN - MAR 16, 2006
dark brown with brown head. malty and creamy, this is one smooth drinking brew!

3.1
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.

4.1
zhora (4) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - MAR 11, 2006 does not count
Excellent porter with brilliant aftertaste. Be sure to buy one that bottled in St. Petersburg.

3.6
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Pours a coca-cola brown with a large, light brown head. Has a strong, malty aroma with lots of molasses, dates, coffee, caramel, almond, and floral hops. The flavor is initially sweet and thin, but has a delicous bitter and smoky finish. The finish is by far the best feature of this beer - very complex with plenty of dark fruits, chocolate, and licorice. It feels too thin on the palate, and has a watery texture, although it is somewhat creamy. Overall, this is a pretty good porter, not great, but I’d try it again.

3.5
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Dark black color with a medium light head. Aroma of molassas and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt with hints of coffee.

3.6
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Deep brown body with a medium volume brown head. Nice dark fruit aroma in addition to the mollasses and malts. Heavy coffee and bacon flavors, malts are very accented. Clean ending, very nice porter.

3.1
puzzl (3258) - 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.

2.3
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2006
From a bottle. Pours a rather attractive black color with a thick and fluffy tan head. Aroma reminds me of artificially sweetened molasses product. Watery start to this beer with a harsh, imitation molasses aftertaste that produces a cringe not unlike my first taste of cough syrup. Looks thick, feels thin. All around nasty.


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