Baltika #6 Porter
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Baltika #6 PorterBaltika #6 Porter
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From:
Baltika Breweries
 
Russian Federation
Style:
Baltic Porter
Ranked #139
ABV:
7%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,652
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 13.81%
Reviews:
641
Ratings:
375
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 08, 2022
Added:
Jan 28, 2003
Wants:
  37
Gots:
  78
SCORE
82
Good
Baltika #6 PorterBaltika #6 Porter
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Reviewed by Rogerlb from California

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Found in a Jon's in Burbank. Nice niche porter in the middle of the valley.

Pours pretty black and yet has a clearness around the edges that looks like cola. Minimal ring of head around the edge of the glass.

Aroma is stone fruit, malt, cherry, bit of sweaty leather. Sip is thin syrup, chocolate, anise, dead yeast, no kidding potato and sweet beets. There's a graininess that I'm attributing to borsch. Not getting the toffee others note unless it's the cheap stuff in CVS. This has a mouth feel of thin stout (as most porters do), with a grainy end, you can tell by my description this is a bit rough but goes down smooth enough. 7% is completely hidden, not hot or burny.

Interesting porter with more rough edge than some overly sweet variants. Plus, now I've checked off Russia in my "countries you've had beers from"!
Sep 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Fubudu187 from Illinois

Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.15 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ebony with a 1/2" tan head, which lasts. moderate lacing.

Aroma is a bit muted: Coffee, roast malt.

Taste is caramel, coffee, toffee, roast malt, a bit of sweetness.

Full body, light carbonation. Semisweet finish.

Outstanding Baltic Porter.
Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by generallee from Virginia

Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Feb 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.84 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 03, 2021
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Reviewed by benjaminthancock

4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Caramel, chocolate, and roast on the taste buds. Medium mouthfeel. Caramel and toffee on the nose with a slight coffee note. 0.5 liter bottle. Served in the bottle at a Russian restaurant in St Paul, MN.
Oct 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by Rhetion from Florida

Oct 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by altrio

Oct 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.92 by balizz

Jun 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.65 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

May 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500 ml bottle, from Løvbjerg, Ikast. ABV is 7.0%. Black colour, ruby in the highlights. Large beige head. The aroma is bready and moderately roasty, some fruity hints too. Pleasant and smooth flavour of moderately roasted malts, black bread, mild coffee, chocolate and caramel, but not too sweet. Very moderate hops. A beer I might well buy again.
Apr 19, 2021
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very dark brown, with no light leaking through. 2+ fingers of finely-textured tan head.

Smell is brownie batter, but slightly less sweet, a little cola, and some roasty malt aroma.

Taste is roasted nuts, cola, brown bread, and slight earthy char. Light , pleasant bitterness. A slight woody note as it warms.

Feel is light-side of-medium, with light, very fine carbonation tingle. Drying finish.

Overall, a good, basic Baltic porter . I wish it had slightly more carbonation, but that's a minor point. Best By date is 6/20/20 , but it's still good.(Bottling date : 6/20/19) If I think to look at it, I'd definitely try it again, younger. It's held up well , even though it wasn't refrigerated at the store.
Apr 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.78 by Saraiva from Portugal

Apr 07, 2021
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Rated by Anders91 from California

3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: black with a medium mocha head

Smell: not much going on, a bit of malt, some yeast

Taste: some chocolate, malt, a little bread

Feel: smooth
Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.45 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
15.89 oz bottle PRODUCTION DATE 16.02.20 BEST BEFORE 16.02.21 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 7% ABV. The beer pours very dark brown with chocolate tan colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap. No lacing. The aroma is mild in strength and offers roasted malt with hints of caramel and dark fruit. The taste is semisweet tangy roasted malt with more dark fruit and dark chocolate. The finish reveals a little caramel and closes with mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is watery, although it approaches medium body, with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, good. The watery taste & feel are a disadvantage for this beer. It does come together somewhat as it warms.
Nov 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by jeschaefer from Texas

Nov 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Best by of 2/15/21 - solid Baltic porter and very drinkable - the best of the three Baltika beers I've had so far - and also just the most solid for the style... Dark roasts are mildly bittersweet with a hint of anise... Very nice...
Oct 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.32 by DvdP from Netherlands

Oct 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Sep 28, 2020
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Rated by Malacant from Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Delicious.
Jul 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Jun 24, 2020
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look. Dark brown to black, medium khaki head.
Smell. Dark roasted malt, dark dried fruit, raisin, prune, etc.
Taste. Sweet, brown sugar, molasses, brine, licorice, toasted bread, slight acrid bitterness on the backend.
Mouthfeel. Slightly thick, oily, (in a good way).
Overall. Such a good example of the style. I wish all of their beers were put on n the dark brown bottles. Price-wise this is a steal at $2.39 a bottle. Very nice.
Jun 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.69 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jun 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a pint bottle into a snifter glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger head of off-white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a small amount of streaky and foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is very strong of a roasted malt mixed with a good deal of caramel sweetness and a little bit of a char aroma. Along with these smells comes some lighter notes of cocoa and a touch of vanilla.
Taste – The taste begins with a very malty roasty taste that has a little bit of a caramel and vanilla sweetness upfront. As the taste advances the roastiness stays very strong, while the sweet fades a bit. At the same time there is a woody and earthy flavor that begin to develop with a touch of a molasses joining in as well recovering a bit of the caramel and vanilla loss. At the very end a hint of alcohol and a decent hit of char hits the taste buds, leaving one with a nice dark and roasty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is somewhat on the thinner side in terms of thickness and chewiness for a 7.0 % abv porter, with a carbonation level that is rather average. A tad more thickness and a bit less carbonation may have been slightly more appropriate for the style and the roasty/slightly boozy/drier toasted tastes of the brew, but overall rather decent.
Overall – A nice example of a very roasty and somewhat drier finishing porter. Not over the top of chocolate and caramel/molasses like may porters. Quite balanced and easy drinking.
May 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by aatazebeats from Wisconsin

Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
aged 3+ years
sublime, nirvana simulation inducing, and an absolute benchmark experience for me personally.
I will say that trying a different one, fresh, had not nearly the same effect. I recommend letting this one sit a while. well worth the investment.
Feb 25, 2020
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Reviewed by RichardLeahy from Australia

4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From 470 ml bottle into pint glass. Also had one straight from the bottle. L. Impressive black, very dark brown with khaki head to about 1 cm that doesn't last long. S. There is something, but my nose doesn't pick up much. Slightly fruity, maybe a touch of sweetness. T. Subdued, but some malty, fruit sweetness and finishing dry. Tastes less than it looks. F. A touch of tingly carbonation but generally smooth. O. The impressive looking bottle and look in the glass out perform smell and taste. I will drink again, because such a great looking beer, but a little underwhelming.
P.S. As I have drunk through the carton I have enjoyed this more and more. Rich, deep, sweet flavour, maybe molasses/treacle but not cloying. Will definitely drink again. Have upped my rating a notch.
Feb 12, 2020
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Rated by BrotherMedard

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A bit too sweet, but good staff.
Feb 06, 2020
 
Rated: 2.66 by arzt from Germany

Jan 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.63 by Bstrickler from Kentucky

Dec 16, 2019
 
Rated: 2.43 by DISKORD from South Carolina

Dec 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas

Dec 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.01 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Oct 31, 2019
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