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RATINGS: 1359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Had this in Kyrgyzstan this summer. Pours a nice black. Aromas of heavy malts, chocolate and maybe a little fruit?? Bitter chocolate taste with some coffee coming through.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - DEC 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2009 A lager yeast fermented porter. The nose a touch of sweetened Cuban coffee and no hops to speak of. ANise kissed toffee adornes the palate in a very soft fashion that leaves a defined sweetness in its wake. Balanced enough, a little sweet for some. A favorite of mine, especially for the price. Although I like this beer all year long, is nice to have a dark strong porter that can be enjoyed when the weather is warmer. 90

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Pours a clear black (dark ruby when held up to light) with a thick, beige head. Sweet caramel and roastiness in the nose. Pleasantly sweet with a strong presence of caramel then comes notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Some roasty, hoppy bitterness shows up in the finish. Alcohol content very well hidden. Medium bodied with a very smooth texture and moderate, fine beaded carbonation - quite appropriate for the style. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 18, 2005
poured out a pitch black with a dark brown highlight. good head with spiderweb lacing. raisin/coffe aromas. raisin flavors were too strong and took away from the subtle coffe flavors. overall, a barely wine fan would like it. not my bag.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1425) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2005
According to wawood this is the best of the Russian line of Baltika. Its gotta be better than the #9 which wasnt impressive, to say the least. Great ring of lacing here. Appearance gets good marks. Brown sugar aroma. Good flavor. Nice and rich toffee and chocolate. Dessert type quality. A little rough around the edges, which seems to be consistent with Russian beers. However, very enjoyable overall.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8294) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Pours looking like a coke on steroids, like boom, then settles down: nice head ring. some lacing : Some burnt qualities in taste, slight warmth in this one : A good bitter porter, not as creamy as most but can hit the spot on the right time + day, a russian classic!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Near black with ruby highlights. Large tan head slowly retreats. Beautiful lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Sweet chocolate flavor with coffee notes. Somewhat port like. Lingering dry cocoa finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Ruby-brown with a foamy, tan head. Aromas are chocolate, nutty and sweet. Smooth, with flavors of burnt chocolate, smoky coffee, and brown sugar. Good balance with a bitter finish. Not as heavy as most porters and worth trying again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2005
(BJCP Class) Wow my First Russian Beer. Strong molasses aroma and taste. The strong Alcohol also was very present. The overall aroma was very reminiscent of a Strong Ale. Lots of fruity esters this was a very good beer. And I hope to share with others this awesome dark Porter from Russia.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 A bitter-sweet porter (more bitter then sweet), more coffish then chocolaty in the flavor, malty, alcohol, not very smooth and easy to drink but still one of my favorits because you get a good value for your money, its pretty cheap.


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