Baltika #6 Porter | Baltika Breweries

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Baltika #6 PorterBaltika #6 Porter

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2003

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle from the brickskellar

deep deep brown with garnet highlights and foamy ring. massive texture. big dark malt sweetness with licorice and coffee notes

seems to be a good example of the style, if not even too chewy (but i like a great big beer). that being said, i didn't run into much smokiness, which seems to dominate some of the offerings from eastern europe...and there was definitely no burnt aromas or flavors

the alcohol, though not immediately detectable, cuts down on head retention

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a deep amber, brownish in color, semi traslucent, medium body, some carb persistent head, the head is creamy and sand color

S: some caramel and toast aromas, a little of hops and aromatic alcohol

T: was expecting something thicker, tiny sweet notes at first, then the toast takes full strenght, bitterness, long tasting end

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours exceedingly dark brown with very little light penetration at the edges. Dark tan head with not so great retention. No lace from the thin ring.
Smell is smoke, malt, teriyaki.
Taste is smoke, malt, soy, alcohol, hint of hops. Nice balance.
A touch thinner than expected, a thin/medium body. Light effervesce. Overall, a good beer but would surely like it a bit chewier, although, several is definitely doable.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Baltika #6 Porter from Baltika Breweries
3.63 out of 5 based on 942 ratings.
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