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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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3.8
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Pretty damn good porter.. although it’s my first Baltic porter so I don’t have much experience with the style. Nice roasted flavor and body. Big brown head. Could drink a few of these..

3.1
WingmanWillis (329) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle share at Scopey’s birthday. Thanks to Dan for this one. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is liquorice and malts, tastes liquorice with a little chocolate and bready goodness. Decent enough Porter.

3.9
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

3.5
gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2004
Pours deep black with tan head with good density. Aromas of coffee, malt, fruit and chocolate. Flavors are similar with roasted malt, strong coffee, slightly smokey with a bitter finish. Thin mouthfeel with a little bite on the back of the tongue. Overall it is a tasty brew with good malt and hop balance. Coffee aftertaste hangs around a little long though.

3.1
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2010
Pours virtually black with small tan head; typical toasted caramel aroma holds some cocoa notes also; medium body, a bit sticky mouthfeel; quite roasty and dry, not that sweet for a baltic porter, flavor with light bitterness; licorice aftertaste, though, is both salty and sweet, which is actually pretty nice combination. Still it doesn´t save this baltic porter from being mostly pretty darn boring.

2.5
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2009
A black beer with a very small brown head, that disappears very fast. The aroma is sweet with notes of licorice - no smoke, like I’d expect from a Porter. The flavor is mild at first, then a slightly smokey sweetness hits you - then it becomes watery and finally it ends on an OK bitter note.

2.4
Velkyal (321) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Whilst not the strongest Baltic Porter by any means in terms of alcohol, at 7% ABV, this is certainly one of the sweetest and most cloying. I also think the lack of carbonation helped to make it feel almost like watered down treacle. As Goldilocks might have put it, this one is too sweet!

3.7
bgiamatei (317) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 22, 2011
Cerveja russa. Forte. Cheiro muito bom, torrado, suavemente adocicado, malte e chocolate, tons de alcool bem encaixado. Negra, com uma espuma cremosa de boa formação ambar. Aveludada, suave caramelo e chocolate no sabor. Grãos torrados presente. Notas soltas de alcool. Retrogosto torrado e bom amargor.

2.4
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Thin porter-typical head, fishy aluminum aroma. Burnt malt flavor, tangy finish. Below average, despite appealing appearance.

3.7
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Black pour, only lets hints of ruby show through good light. Huge light tan head. Aroma of dry chocolate and malts. Flavor is robust bitter chocolate, roasty malts, alcohol. Long bitter chocolate finish. Pretty decent brew.


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