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Baltika #6 Porter - Baltika Breweries

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BA SCORE
82
good

792 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 792
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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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-06-2013 18:24:18 | More by BamfBacon
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lehueve

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

11-04-2013 18:25:13 | More by lehueve
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-01-2013 17:04:31 | More by EmperorBevis
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dcmchew

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-31-2013 11:07:58 | More by dcmchew
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-26-2013 13:56:39 | More by jaydoc
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-25-2013 23:40:44 | More by jmccullough108
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-23-2013 23:35:34 | More by Segelstrom
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77black_ships

Belgium

3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Early 2013 Rating. 500 ml. bottle @ home. Bottled on 12.10.2012. Picked up in one of those “Russian”-type of stores / deals. Pours a touch lighter shade of black with a non-lasting mocha head. Nose is sweet syrup, light licorice, roasted malts, overripe dark fruits and a touch of chocolate. Taste is sweet syrup, light bitterness, coffee, licorice, iron bitterness / pale lager hop extracts style, caramel, light roast, black bread, cocoa, hopextract and syrup being listed as ingredients comes as no surprise. Bit thin, touch syrup body. Almost like a fine dunkel. In a beer wasteland this stuff must be divine. Probably what a beer geek would drink if for some odd reason he wound up in Russia.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 17:34:42 | More by 77black_ships
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RBorsato

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-16-2013 22:48:17 | More by RBorsato
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-16-2013 20:22:34 | More by GraduatedCashew
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brurevu

Texas

3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have often seen the inexpensive Baltika beers at the store and viewed them as a cheap higher alcohol beer with not much to offer. A friend turned me on to the Baltika 6 a told me that it is actually a really good porter and one they covet. I figured for two bucks it was worth a try! The Baltika 6 is a Baltic Porter which are typically strong and sweet and the 6 is no exception. It poured a dark brown to black with a thin tan head. The first taste was instantly molasses, dark and sweet. The sweetness remained as it warmed, but the molasses relaxed a bit with a fuller malt profile. An impressive beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 17:51:57 | More by brurevu
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shortkut

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-04-2013 08:08:20 | More by shortkut
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Scooter131313

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-01-2013 05:44:21 | More by Scooter131313
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woscar

Guatemala

3/5  rDev -16.9%

09-27-2013 20:40:16 | More by woscar
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-27-2013 02:15:53 | More by avisong
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alexbeerr

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-05-2013 15:44:10 | More by alexbeerr
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Audio_Phile

Illinois

5/5  rDev +38.5%

09-02-2013 01:30:30 | More by Audio_Phile
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SavageHopHead

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-29-2013 03:36:34 | More by SavageHopHead
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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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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown with a considerable amount of tan head.

Smells of raisins and light smoke.

Slightly smoky, roasted malt. Raisin. There's a bad soapy aftertaste (and no, this glass has not been in the dishwasher or washed with soap for quite some time.)

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with prickly carbonation.

Eh. Not much good to say about it. Looks pretty good but I don't like the flavor or over carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 01:10:42 | More by Vonerichs
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-12-2013 05:18:32 | More by safaricook
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-09-2013 21:42:00 | More by mpalestino
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Aaron_Ramson

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark reddish black with no lacing and a 2 finger head that flattens immediately. The nose is booze, dark roast acidity, molasses,raisins, some leather. The taste is a big letdown with booze and burnt coffee dominating the flavors. The aftertaste is astringent and bitter like tea bags. Dry and unpleasant. The mouthfeel is very thin and feels over carbonated. Not at all impressed with this porter and I will not be having it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 04:23:35 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-04-2013 01:53:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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middletonman2001

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark coffee like color, with the right amount of head, that dissipates to a layer 1/6 of an inch of lace.

S: Very malty and grainy smell to it, which is not surprising for a porter.

T: Malty, not to strong for 7%, fairly smooth, not bad, but not the best tasting porter i've had.
M: Thick but not to thick.

O: Bottom line Its a good porter, and at 7% it doesn't tastes strong, its malty and yummy.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 22:01:28 | More by middletonman2001
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82 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.