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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

793 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | 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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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Very dark brown body, with highlights resembling red wine. Light brown and fizzy head sits on top but dissipates after a few gulps.

S- Roast, caramel and cocoa. Some booze hints, and even dark fruits.

T- Roasty. Semi-sweet cocoa is in there too. There is a bit of an ashy taste at the end along with a slight twinge of hop.

M- Full body, but smooth, and a very mild bitter finish.

O- Fairly impressive. It doesn't taste cheap, like the #4. Besides the ashtray kind of taste this is a decent porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 03:31:43 | More by BWED
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This was poured from the bottle into a special glass I got from attending an event a few years ago called "Hats Off to Home Brewers," hosted by Boulevard and Deschutes. I have been on hiatus for about nine months, and this is my emergence from hibernation.

Appearance - Looks like you would expect a porter to look in the color department: dark brown, almost black. Very little head is present, and consequently very little lacing is left on the glass. There is nothing of note about the bottle and/or packaging.

Smell - Again pretty par for the course, although the nose is a little subdued. Earthy, roasted and caramel malts with a mild coffee zip.

Taste - Nothing spectacular, but good. Follows the nose very closely, although there is the slight addition of a mild chocolate as well.

Mouthfeel - This is where the beer disappointed me mildly. I found it to be very thin, not with the volume or heartiness you would expect out of a porter. Finishes thin and uninspiring.

Overall - Not a bad beer, a decent beer to knock off of your list if you were on a "Beers of the World" quest or something of that nature. Otherwise, there's 20 other porters I would recommend before this one at the same price point.

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Baltika #6 Porter from Baltika Breweries
82 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.