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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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4.4
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
22oz bottle from Westroads poured into a snifter. Pours black with 2 fingers of dark tan head. Aroma of plum, toffee, light chocolate, candied sugar and some Welch’s grape juice. Taste is lightly bitter. Chocolate, dark fruits, sugar and grapes. Medium bodied with a slick yet creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, I like this beer a lot. Makes me want to try others from this brewery.

4.4
nickel (1094) - UKRAINE - 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
appiantiqua (197) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2017
Achetée dans une épicerie spécialisée dans les produits d’Europe de l’Est. Partagée avec mon petit Kittenbieer dans un verre Maredsous. Température de début 9 à 10°. Très belle robe opaque de couleur ébène surmontée d’une mousse beige de persistance moyenne; faible carbonatation. Nez très agréable sur des arômes de café, chocolat avec des notes de fruits et de houblons. Le gout riche et complexe combine les saveurs des malts avec des touches de torréfaction et de caramel le tout dans un parfait équilibre douceur/amertume et avec une consistance remarquable. La finale est longue avec le retour du café. Un porter haut de gamme et un modèle d’équilibre. 17,5/20

4.4
Kittenbieer (197) - LYON, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2017
Partagée avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans des verres Maredsous,belle robe ébène surmontée d’une mousse beige peu persistante avec une faible carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des arômes de café et chocolats mêlés à un ensemble assez complexe.La bouche nous amène sur des saveurs à l’image du nez avec des notes fruitées et houblonnées.La finale nous laisse sur une légère amertume qui s’associe parfaitement à cet ensemble très harmonieux.Un porter très réussi et plaisant 17,5/20

4.3
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
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.

4.3
Murrow (101) - 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
stevoj (5040) - 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
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
tfontana (975) - 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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