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Baltika #6 Porter - Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #6 PorterBaltika #6 Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

821 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 572
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2003)
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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a desert beer to be sure. It’s super sweet and cola like. Dark mahogany with an immediately dissipating tan head. Smells of figs, coke, and prune juice. Tastes of aforementioned dark fruits charred wood and a bit of coffee. Chewy with only residual bitterness. Alcohol is extremely well concealed making this one quite drinkable. Cheap as hell too. I’m begging to become a fan of the old block.

DaPeculierDane, Feb 28, 2006
Photo of maximum12
2.9/5  rDev -19.7%

Left in my basement by some wag after a summertime tasting; I don’t remember ever seeing this in a store. Maybe I just wasn’t looking in the right place. 500ML bottle split with my wife.

The pour is cast-iron black, slight carbonation. Smell is notes of big chocolate & little roast. Nothing unique, but I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers.

Baltika #6 Porter is as bitter as a women asked to get out & push in the middle of an epic snowstorm (long story, but a good one!). Harsh roast defines the taste, with the nose-brash chocolate relegated to a distant memory. Touch of sweetness in the middle. As it warms, it morphs from pretty good to less than desirable due to an odd tang right at the end. If not for that, this would be nice, drinkable porter.

My advice: drink this beer cold, like a Mich Golden Light. Once the tastes all gather around the fire, it’s barely fit for Jaimie Lannister’s table.

maximum12, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of RAC81
4.19/5  rDev +16.1%

RAC81, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Brams
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Brams, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of dcscientist
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

I'm beginning to try more foreign beers, and I can get this one very easily because of the large Russian community nearby. It's not quite as good as many craft breweries' porter, but it's not bad at all, and I'd get it again when I'm in the mood for a porter with my Russian food.

dcscientist, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of wilsonbaron
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

wilsonbaron, Oct 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

BeerDreadz, Oct 04, 2014
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3.97/5  rDev +10%

JamieDuncan, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

TheBeerbarian, Sep 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Hoppy_Hippy, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

myzerov, Sep 14, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +14.1%

Lion088, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

kevintaraross, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.9/5  rDev +8%

Pours out to a tremendous tawny head and very dark brown color. Aroma is smoky, roasty and malty. Flavor is a lagery, steely-clean yet roasty mix with a mocha finish. Mouthfeel is medium-full and creamy. Very good porter.

AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20

EagleTalon, Aug 30, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

Mattyboh2424, Aug 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

mdcajun, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

cgmjr_bsb, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mnredsoxfan69, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

cfrobrew, Aug 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

RoadKillManiac, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

psmith161, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

BryantForestry, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Murphious
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz bottle poured looking like Coca-cola, about the same carbonation, and no lacing left on the glass. Smells weakly of molasses and roasted malts, some yeast. Sweet tasting, almost like a milk stout. Light to medium body, watery mouthfeel. It's 7% abv is hidden nicely in the smooth taste but overall is a boring beer--- it is cheap so it has that going for it.

Murphious, Aug 10, 2014
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Baltika #6 Porter from Baltika Breweries
82 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.