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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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3.9
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle. Very dark brown to nearly black with frothy off-white head. Aroma of dark malts and dark fruit with a bit of sweetness. Flavor of dark roasted malt, black cherries and raisins with that same sweetness. Good mouthfeel. Not too heavy and clean. I liked this a lot.

3.3
MF666 (310) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 16, 2013
Sort med lys brun tæt tæt skum, duft af kaffe, kandis og gammel kælder, udemærket mundfylde, let sød, kaffe, røget, let tør eftersmag. En af de bedre i Kvickly Free Føroyar!!!

3.5
dalfaro86 (309) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 18, 2013
Pours a black brew with a 1 finger beige head with poor retention, aroma is moderatr sweet and low bitter with notes of caramel, roasted malt and hops, médium bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to low bitter with notes of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt and hops, bittersweet finish.

3.7
jerseyjohn71 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
caramel, bread, nuts, toast, roasty, hay, cereal, chocolate, resin, citrus, herbs, dough, leather, earthy, leaves, alcohol, soy sauce, raisin, licorice, woody, red, clear, tan foam, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, lively, average carbonation, long finish,

4.3
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.

4.4
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Barely transparent, just light enough to let a ray of light through. Intense maltiness and smoke on the nose. Deep chocolate character in the flavor, along with residual sweetness and alcohol, with a long, anise finish. My first beer in the style but I’m already impressed with the depth of flavor.

3.4
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pours a very dark brown with a dark tan/light brown head that soon dissappears to a mere brown lacing. Very artificial cocoa aroma. Flavor also pretty weak overall, tastes more like a brown ale than a porter. Definitely the type of beer I usually go for, but I really can’t recommend it over others of its class.

2.5
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Bottle in Tomsk (Siberia). Jet black with some head to it. Smells roasted. The flavor is a bit too bitter in the roasted grains for my tastes.

2.8
MRMedellin (299) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - AUG 18, 2013
I tried at a Russian restaurant in Bogota, when it’s poured in the glass whe can see a dark brown beer with a non persistent brown creamy foam head. The taste is quite good being evident the roasted malt flavor. The end is a little bit dry. As some porters can’t be enjoyed if the weather starts to be hot so it’s better if it’s served cold.

2.5
tedovertu (297) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2008 Bottle, Light cookie aroma with a definite tinge of alcohol. They can keep this beer in Russian. Not worthy of a average of 3.49. This beer basically sucks. Do not believe the hype.


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