jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured black with a tan head, but released hardly any aroma, although what was there was was pleasant. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate, just a very tiny bit of coffee. A little on the thin side.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with a small head that lasts all the way through. Thin bodied with some flavors of bitter hops and dark roasted grains. Nice for an old style baltic porter but nothing to run to the store to buy again.
joergen (26221) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Aroma of dried fruits with roasted notes and notes of chocolate and alcohol.
Sweet flavour of chocolate and dried fruits with roasted notes.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has a decent roasted barley noticable. Black body with brown head. A creamy texture along with roasted malt flavor made this a smooth enjoyable beer. Roasty aftertaste on palate, thanks Santa.
Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/2 liter bottle poured a clear, dark reddish black with a lasting tan head. Aromas of raisins, figs, and molasses. Palate was light and smooth. Flavors of molasses, toffee, and figs with a smooth, lingering finish.
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Baltika 6 Porter poured with a very large brown foam. The foam smelled and tasted like milk chocolate. The beer was black with no light showing through it. This is the darkest beer I have ever had. There was little carbonation in the beer itself. Taste is definitely a coffee/chocolate/fruit (with fruit being the least). I can even say it reminds me of a dry wine to some point. This is an extremely creamy beer with plenty of body. The aftertaste was VERY slightly bitter, more than half the bitterness as the American beers. The number 6 is definitely worth buying. I don’t think I can compare this beer to any American made dark....but I am a novice, and am new to the dark porters. This is still a great buy.
thedm (5800) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of foamy fine to large sized mostly lasting brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was opaque and dark brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of brown malt dark malt . Its mouth feel is smooth vinous malt with a palate and a smooth aftertaste. Its flavor contained roasted dark malts notes and was tasty. All-in-all very nice brew.
stouby (4459) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at No. 5 (031103).
Dark brown. Aroma moderate to heavy malty (burnt). Flavor moderate sweet, light bitter.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Enjoyed from tea cup.
Half-opauqe very dark brown, with short-lived brown bubbly head. Looks like coffee.
Very malty, sweetish roasted aroma with chocolate, cold coffee (and mämmi).
Surprisingly little alcohol in aroma.
Flavor reflects aroma, albeit with the addition of a healthy dose of hops.
Avg carbonation, palate a bit too acidic for my taste.
Quite light for a porter, but not bad at all. The best russian dark beer I’ve found so far.
NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours black with an even light tan head. Noticeable alcohol in the nose, but it blends quite well with the very sweet roastiness which has a strangely vinous quality. Really dense caramel malts give this a scotch ale quality. There’s a bit of coffee too, but it’s like old stale coffee. The sweet foundation is the most prominent thing and does well to balance any bitterness in this brew.