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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

788 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 788
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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Reviews by thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very, very dark brown. Opaque and almost black. A big head receded to a centimeter.

Roasty and salty aroma. Musty with saltwater, whole-grain cereal, and malt sweetness. Hint of watery coffee.

Sweet dark grains, light syrup, red apple skins, and a near absence of hops. Very cereal in taste, as well. Not bad.

Light on carbonation, medium on body. Certainly drinkable. Decent feel.

Solid example of the style, if not a little too sweet. Enjoyed revisiting, but I don't ever have to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 05:13:17 | More by thecheapies
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lakersfan16

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-13-2014 04:07:12 | More by lakersfan16
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TheCondor

Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 23:56:28 | More by TheCondor
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-09-2014 03:28:08 | More by KAF
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altmer

Russian Federation

1/5  rDev -72.3%

07-07-2014 14:14:57 | More by altmer
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-06-2014 17:39:12 | More by Bear1964
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 22:25:01 | More by kylehay2004
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Travitten

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-04-2014 17:35:02 | More by Travitten
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LagerCognoscenti

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good lasting beige head tops a very dark beer. Lacing is pretty good.

Smells of chocolate and berries with a hint of milkiness. An inviting aroma.

The taste is of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Vinous notes are present as are suggestions of berries and a touch of sweet milk. The flavours are of medium intensity. I would have liked a more overwhelming strength of flavour but what I tasted was very pleasant.

For a 7% beer drinkability is high and it could be drunk like a 5 - 5% stout.

A very decent porter from Russia. Would make a good alternative to Guiness Foreign Extra which has a similar strength. This one has the possible benefit of sold in 500ml bottles.

My mark out of one hundred would be 80.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 10:21:08 | More by LagerCognoscenti
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-30-2014 13:33:08 | More by NightINgale
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saburky

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-18-2014 08:44:43 | More by saburky
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-11-2014 18:04:21 | More by ThaJokerWild
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sephyrott

Spain

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-10-2014 12:04:35 | More by sephyrott
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-09-2014 14:35:35 | More by paulys55
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wrightst

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-08-2014 13:12:45 | More by wrightst
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-06-2014 00:20:45 | More by tdm168
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SammyV123

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-04-2014 21:52:15 | More by SammyV123
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-03-2014 04:00:10 | More by oriolesfan4
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle dated 07/04/13 - 07/04/14.

Aroma is sweet and earthy. Pours a deep ruby brown with a creamy head.thehead does not linger, there is no lacing of the glass. A bit of an oily film.The taste is alcoholic dark fruit cake. A lingering but not unpleasant aftertaste on the tounge. A bit bitey upon warming. Decent but uninspiring overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 02:18:47 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-29-2014 23:45:06 | More by maketheheartglad
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rredshift

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-28-2014 17:06:58 | More by rredshift
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-25-2014 00:31:35 | More by Latarnik
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Cheshire in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a half inch foamy brown head. Not much lacing on the glass.

Smells like roasted malt, caramel, and a bit of alcohol.

The taste is similar. This tastes a lot better than the rating suggests. It's a very basic Baltic porter, some lager-ish yeast flavors, roasted malts, a little bit of chocolate, a tiny bit of smoke, and some caramel.

Medium bodied, thin for the style. The alcohol is slightly noticeable near the end of each sip, otherwise it's pretty drinkable. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

As far as I know, this was my first beer from Russia, and first from Baltika. It seems like this might be one of their best entries.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 13:55:10 | More by GreesyFizeek
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.36/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled tonight on 5/22/14 and had this one once before about 15 months ago. Comes in a single 500ml (16.9 oz.) bottle for $2.99. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 12 ounce glass 'boot'.

Pours a dark hazy very deep brown, almost black in color, with a tan 1+-finger head that dissipates fast that leaves close to 1/2 finger tan head with nice lacing when sipped. Aroma is of chocolate and coffee. Taste about the same as the aroma and is very smooth actually with a nice sweet finish. Goes down easy with no bitterness at all! Really liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 03:30:28 | More by BeerWithMike
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-20-2014 02:08:21 | More by Pens1967
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Baltika #6 Porter from Baltika Breweries
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