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Baltika #6 Porter - Baltika Breweries

Baltika #6 PorterBaltika #6 Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

758 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 758
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%


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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VIII:

Three fingers of light brown head crackle to a thick lacing that holds to the glass well. Nearly black with garnet on the edges, dark and inviting. Aromas of cocoa powder, vague cinnamon, light-roasted coffee and a hint of dried plums. Nice smoothness with a semi-slick medium body. Pleasant malt sweetness gives off suggestions of brown sugar and chocolate. Beneath the sweetness is a slight charred grain flavor with some dark fruitiness from the alcohol. Modest hopping lets the malt really shine. The alcohol does have some sharpness to it with a quick bite of hop bitterness that fades quickly. Finishes with a burnt sugar sweetness and spicy alcohol flare.

Not half bad, it sits in the middle of the pack. A little complex, yet a whole bottle is almost too much; share it with a friend, and sip. All of that said, it is certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 20:46:57 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 16.9 oz bottle with a freshness date on the back label, a little blurb about the beer on the back to.

Appearance: Fast foam to thin ring of lace, the snap and crakle of the head was too quick for me. A shade or two lighter than black, it pours a little like motor oil in the mug.

Smell: Vague chocolate, major steely caramel and lots of sweetness in the aroma. A bit too sweet for my liking.

Taste & Mouthfeel: A palatable creamy smoothness within the full body. Lots of sweet malt, on the dark side of course with rich caramel donning a metallic flavour. Slight burnt and chocolate flavours middle to end, hops are docile with a one way bitterness. Finishes with a light cloying sweetness. The hidden alcohol provides a dark fruitiness which is the most interesting thing about the beer.

Notes: The alcohol is a bit deceiving at 7.0% abv, as I said before a bit too sweet for me which took away from the drinkablity. A small glass of this with a chocolate dessert would be nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2003 02:20:30 | More by Jason
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