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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

811 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | 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 phisig137
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly deep black, letting in only a tiny bit of light ,with a dense 2 finger head. Great retention leaves behind abundant creamy lacing, and a thick blanket of foam on top of the glass. Looks great.

Aroma is sweet, grainy, malty, caramel, toffee, raisins, figs, and a bit of adjuncts. Slight chocolate aroma makes this smell just a little bit like whoppers.

Flavor is malty sweet up front, with huge raisin and fig flavors, A bit of alcohol is present, and the finish is slightly dry. Tastes completely devoid of hops, and almost like raw, unfermented wort. Finish lingers for some time. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, and drinkability is decent.

Overall, not a bad beer. But for a Baltic porter, coming from Russia, I would have expected more. There are much better Baltic porters out there, and though this one is worth a try... I won't be rushing back to it.

phisig137, Jan 23, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Rafreaky, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

JHendu, Dec 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mmilyko, Jan 24, 2013
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zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
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Bear1964, Jul 06, 2014
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BillRoth, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Texasfan549, Feb 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Trex, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

cgmjr_bsb, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Super dark beer that you can’t see light to when held up to a light. At first pour there was at least an inch of dense tan foam on top of the coffee-looking beer.

Aroma: Chocolate and toast dominate the aroma profile. I don’t pick up any hops in here. As it warms, the aroma doesn’t change much…only the alcohol starts to become noticeable.

Taste: The flavor matches the aroma profile. There are some Chocolaty notes mixed in with some toasty flavors. The body is a little thin for such a heavy beer. There is still some assertive carbonation which may be making it seem lighter than it is. As it warms, it is becoming apparent that there are some adjuncts used in here. It is taking on a thin/alcoholic flavor.

Opinion: This is a decent beer, and not bad for the price. I was hoping for a rich toasty Baltic Porter that blows me away with the flavor and subtle alcohol. You really need a lot of Munich malt toastiness to provide the foundation for a flavorful beer. This beer is good, but it is too commercialized for this style in my opinion, and is a bit lacking.

SkeeterHawk, Aug 10, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jzlyo, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of TrouserSneeze
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle. Four finger head with 3 fingers of lacing remaining.

Almost black in color, no light comes thru even when holding glass next to a lamp. A little carbonation, but you can't see it.

Not much aroma; a surprise considering the intense flavor. Slightly bitter, lots of malt. Thick at first taste, mouthfeel got thinner the more I drank. Aftertaste slightly alcoholic - it should be since it's 14 proof.

A very nice porter. I'll buy it again.

TrouserSneeze, Jan 01, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Onemic, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

rab53, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a thin, beige head.

Smell: Sweetish aroma of molasses, a bit of roast, and a cup of simple syrup.

Taste: Dark malts with a taste of molasses with a bit more sugar added. Some roastiness. Never much in the way of hops or bitterness. Just a touch of astringency in the lightly roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Not the best baltic porter I've gulped down, but, for me, it was definitely the best stop on the trip through Baltika Land.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 09, 2008
Baltika #6 Porter from Baltika Breweries
82 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.