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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

856 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 11
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2003

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Ratings: 856 | Reviews: 582
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3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kiro
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uniobrew31
2.53/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Middle of the road porter. Many better options out there for the price. 2.5's are proper.

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong Baltic Porter. Worth a try! Drinkable.

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samtrillo
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gabepesce
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morebeergood
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LAND_MINE
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of travolta
2.76/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Jet black with a light brown head that has no retention or lacing.

Nose: Malty, slight carmel, tiny bit of dark fruit.

Taste: Syrupy and sweet with mild carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. More dark fruits and coffee acidity in the middle. The sweetness stays the whole sip.

Notes: Something new to try, but don't think this will blow you away.

Photo of DoktorEd
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nine_Tails
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Forplay678
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Olegophren
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Strong and dense porter. There are not many nice beers in Russia, but this one is exception.

Photo of dubajicp
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On of the better porter beers I tried. Not to strong aroma and great taste

Photo of DiUr
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bit oversweetened as others say, which definitely downplays drinkability, but still a solid offering from Baltika and one of my favourites from the brewery.

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

Photo of Premo88
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle poured into mug

L: classic look -- black/brown brew, clear, with a 1/3 to 1/2-inch head of tan foam that looks VERY sticky at the top, keeps a good collar and cool skin

S: dark fruits, raisins, coffee, astringent coffee

T: sweeter and lighter than the nose, if that's possible ... almost like a toasted English pale ale, for it's quite fruity sweet; some burnt barley sneaks in, charred wood, maybe hops (?) or burnt hops (?); getting plenty of darker fruits ... raisins; coffee, semi-sweet chocolate

F: solid all-around, good carbonation ... decent weight but not heavy or slick

O: i really like this brew ... it's just a twinge different than most of the stout/porters I've tried, mainly in the first few sips when it almost seems like an English pale ale; good enough that I'll try it again from time to time; definitely among the fruitier if not the fruitiest stout/porter I've tried. good brew.

Photo of Tal1962
2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Review: Bottle of Baltika 6 Porter 7%ABV

Baltika Porter, a decent 7% Baltic porter from Russia with a good drinkability rating, is a traditional dark beer based on old recipes and was designed and launched in production in 1994. It’s a very smooth and pleasant porter considering the ABV.

As you would expect for a porter on pour you get a pitch black appearance with a very good creamy head that settles to a tanish colour, but doesn’t linger too long.

Aroma is sweet and strong smelling, of strong notes of dark chocolate malts and roasted malts. An inviting aroma.

The taste is quite surprising as I would have not associated Russia with decent porter, but this was not the worst stout I ever had. I actually enjoyed drinking it. The taste is of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt, not overwhelming and not a strong bitter tasting stout. In fact it had a little sweet taste upfront, with only light bitterness afterwards, well balanced. It was very smooth and very enjoyable to drink. Will be looking out for this one again in the future. Recommended, but be careful it is strong despite how smooth it goes down!

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BSDA
3.5/5  rDev -3%

I've had a few of these now, and it is a good beer for the price. Tasty porter all around, but lacks much complexity and any outstanding nature. Better than Ol' Rasputin for sure, and way cheaper. Packs a decent punch with 7% ABV and sometimes serves as my morning donut replacement on Saturdays or Sundays. Much enjoyed for the price, but it you're looking for more complexity, you won't find it here. Regardless, it is still tantalizing to the taste buds and serves more than enough alcohol for dessert without getting too inebriated.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Baltika #6 Porter from Baltika Breweries
82 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.