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RATINGS: 1349   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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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickel (1036) - - JUL 10, 2014
Totally black in color. Small brown head. Aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Taste reminds kvas and porter beer at once. Amazing mix. Resfreshing beer. Body is medium or even light (not common thing for porter), but this makes it distinguished among the others. Bittersweet aftertaste. Recommend.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
appiantiqua (130) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2017
Achete dans une picerie spcialise dans les produits dEurope de lEst. Partage avec mon petit Kittenbieer dans un verre Maredsous. Temprature de dbut 9 10. Trs belle robe opaque de couleur bne surmonte dune mousse beige de persistance moyenne; faible carbonatation. Nez trs agrable sur des armes de caf, chocolat avec des notes de fruits et de houblons. Le gout riche et complexe combine les saveurs des malts avec des touches de torrfaction et de caramel le tout dans un parfait quilibre douceur/amertume et avec une consistance remarquable. La finale est longue avec le retour du caf. Un porter haut de gamme et un modle dquilibre. 17,5/20

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kittenbieer (130) - LYON, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2017
Partage avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans des verres Maredsous,belle robe bne surmonte dune mousse beige peu persistante avec une faible carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des armes de caf et chocolats mls un ensemble assez complexe.La bouche nous amne sur des saveurs limage du nez avec des notes fruites et houblonnes.La finale nous laisse sur une lgre amertume qui sassocie parfaitement cet ensemble trs harmonieux.Un porter trs russi et plaisant 17,5/20

4.3
   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.

4.3
   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.

4.3
   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. Its 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 wouldnt have a whole lot in one sitting just because of the very strong flavors. That being said, I think its delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murrow (93) - Kirkwood, Missouri, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4297) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dzhigga (349) - 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?!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (835) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, liqueur, dark fruits. Appearance is dark reddish brown--almost opaque with two finger-width frothy beige head with fair retention and lacing. Taste is as aroma, moderately sweet malty chocolate and dark fruits, mild bitter balance. Palate is medium to full bodied with velvety creamy texture, average carbonation and sweet malty finish. Overall, this is a sweet treat without going overboard. The appearance and palate create a smooth, creamy impression. Very nice.


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