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RATINGS: 1363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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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3.7
WVHouseofBeer (1065) - West Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours black/dark brown with a decent sized tan head that leaves little lacing. Smells and tastes of molasses, dark chocolate, roasted nuts and dark fruit. Medium-heavy body with a slightly bitter hop bite at the end. Overall a pretty good beer.


2.7
koleminer20 (3470) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2017
500 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for the book. The pour is a thin and clear dark brown with some ruby and garnet around the edges. This isn’t the black Baltic Porter that I was expecting. The aroma is really sweet. It’s got a messy syrup happening. There is a light roast and then it falls apart. The flavor is interesting. Roasty syrup and an astringent clear licorice thing happening. There is a light peat to it that blows. The mouth feel is watery and light with a bright ish carbonation and a lingering sweetness. Ugh.

3.1
ebone1988 (1856) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20, #200 for the book! Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is sweet, dark fruit, slight roasted malt, candy, eh. Appearance is dark brown red, light brown head, would be clear. Taste is metallic, roasted malt, dark fruit, sweet, booze, candy, strange. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, sweet roasted malt booze aftertaste. Overall, it’s not awful, but not especially good. 5 4 5 4 13

3.4
DavidWoodruff (603) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Dark brown, almost black with a brown head. Aroma is dark dried fruit. The flavor is a complex mix of fruitcake and coffee liqueur. The big issue for me is the not-so-big body. Thin and even slightly watery for a Baltic Porter, even for a moderate one a 7% ABV. Note: better as it warms up.

3
MaltWarden57 (6) - SERBIA - MAY 14, 2017 does not count
Pours black, small brown head, no retention. Aroma is pretty weak, caramel and alcohol. Taste is surprisingly good, nice caramel taste, hints of coffee, roasty malt. Defenitly more than i expected from Baltika.

1.7
beerstar88 (587) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2017
Schwarz im Glas, blickdicht mit brauner kurzlebiger Schaumkrone. Röstmalziger Antrunk, ölig wirkender Körper, gut rezent mit starken Mokkanoten und einer heftigen Süsse, um den Alkohol zu verstecken, was aber nicht ganz gelingt. Vom Hopfenextrakt ist nur wenig zu spüren.

2.8
PilsnerDoctor32 (245) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2017
Botella 0,5cl. Color negro con espuma de color cafe, burbujas no igualadas y desaparece en seguida sin dejar rastro. Aroma chocolate, malta, frutas secas. Sabor chocolate, nueses, malta, algo de acidez en postgusto. Amargor casi no se nota.Muy dulce hasta molesto, parece como una Malta centroamericana con alcohol ingerido.Viscoso.

2.4
fidelis83 (2403) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Dark brown pour with a smallish beige head. Aroma is dark caramel, bread, a hint of roast and a touch of fusel spiciness. Flavor is about the same, but the fusel notes are much more evident, some cardboard oxidation. Medium body, syrupy feel, light carbonation. Not good.

3.3
huineman (688) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2017
Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is coffee, blackberry, cola jelly, walnut. Taste starts moderately sweet, then slightly sour. A little watery, not really mouth-covering. Somewhat bitterish medium-lasting finish.

3.4
melush (3964) - SPAIN - MAR 17, 2017
50cl Bottle @ tienda Rusa Combini, Seville, Spain. Dark brown colour with a thick beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, prune, oats. Taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate, plum, licorice, alcohol. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Much better than expected.

3.3
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Nose malt and cacao. Large beige head. Reddish black color. Soft malty slightly sour hoppy taste. Some syrup and warming alcohol.


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