Baltika #4 Original (Dark) - Baltika Breweries
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Reviews by bens0n:
4.08/5 rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours a clear dark copper color with a good amount of foamy off-white head that dissipates very quickly, almost no lacing going on at all.
The smell is very interesting, I pick up on sweet citrus notes, sweet malts. Overall its a pleasant, sweet earthy aroma.
Flavor wise, the most prevalent aspects are dark fruit and caramel. Can't taste any hops at all, but there is a slightly sweet finish with a touch of malts.
This beer has a pretty low amount of carbonation and a pleasant aftertaste, on the light-medium bodied side.
This beer was relatively cheap (compared to other single bombers I usually pick up) was not expecting much out of this but I was very impressed.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2011 00:52:49 | More by bens0n
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3.63/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought at Assi Plaza in Atlanta, GA.
Appearance 3.5: Poured out a lovely, translucent, dark brown. Nice, inch-high head faded to a thin but sturdy head that lasted the entire session. Decent lacing.
Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Smells of deep malt, barley and a slight smokiness. Also, nice hints of marshmallow and caramel.
Taste 3.5: Front is slightly sweet, but balanced. Middle is somewhat dry, but is balanced by very pleasant and semi-sweet waves of barley malt and hints of caramel. Finish is smooth, light and refreshing with tastes of dark brown sugar, grains and a very slight hoppiness. Aftertaste is very nice: dry, balanced with a final taste of barley.
Mouthfeel 3.75: Clean, balanced...great complement to the brew.
Overall 3.75: A surprise and a good beer. Would be a great complement to almost any food. While a bit on the sweet side, it is smooth and balanced. Definitely worth a try if you find it.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 04:42:42 | More by BeerDocT
Baltika #4 Original (Dark) from Baltika Breweries
77 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.